What We're Eating and Drinking: Issue 113

, from Issue #113. January 16, 2024
What We're Eating and Drinking: Issue 113

There’s no rest for the food-obsessed...when the dish team isn’t bringing you delicious recipes, we’re out there trawling far and wide in search of tasty fare. Below, we share our latest favourite haunts.

Yvonne Larkin, Drinks Editor
Mitzi & Twinn, Hawke’s Bay:

Brookfields vineyards and winery were damaged in the Cyclone Gabrielle floods and their team have worked tirelessly since February to rebuild and revive the winery, cellar door and the new restaurant. Their Hoisin and Ginger Pork Belly with a large, chilled glass of Brookfields Viognier is one of the wonders of the world in my opinion. mitziandtwinn.co.nz


Karrin Macleod, Business Development
Ada, Grey Lynn:

Ada is one place I can stroll up to which is part of the reason I love it, the other is the food. Nothing like sharing, well to be honest I don't share well, there is always something I want completely to myself. This time it was the cured and smoked duck breast with hangi cabbage and black garlic. I even shared this along with the beef short rib and Rēwana fried bread with oyster mushroom and Kahurangi blue cheese. On the side we enjoyed heritage carrots and rocket salad. You are always brilliant, Ada. adarestaurant.co.nz


Tamsin George, Deputy Editor
Paddock, Cambridge:

I've eaten here a couple of times now and neither time disappointed. The first, was a quick on-the-go grab of green smoothie (great taste and texture), coffee and cabinet treat. The second visit I had more time to sit and enjoy the yogi bowl. All the food is seasonal with an emphasis on fresh flavour combinations. They also do Best Ugly Bagels, all day breakfasts, burgers and fries which would be amazing with a cool beer or wine. For a charming town in the Waikato this place is worth the visit. paddockcambridge.co.nz


Chrisanne Terblanche, Art Director
Small Mercies, Eden Terrace:

There's a new kid on my block. A bright, impossible to miss, yellow Korean doughnut shop and it's an absolute delight! The soft pillowy Korean twisted doughnuts range from classic flavours such as simple, but not to be underestimated, cinnamon sugar to unique savoury options like garlic butter. The warm, friendly staff adds to the cozy quirky atmosphere, making each visit a memorable experience. A must-try for all doughnut enthusiasts. @smallmercies_nz


Caitlin Whiteman, Digital Editor
Made, Hamilton East:

I am a farmers market girlie. I will squeeze in a trip to a market during my weekend, no matter what I have on. So, when my hometown opened their doors to Made...well you could say my family can expect more visits from me. It’s an urban precinct that has become home to some of my already favourite cafe spots and they’ve introduced epic bars, restaurants and retail stores all with that epic farmers market vibe. madehamilton.co.nz