Culinary stars shine for Matariki

Denise Irvine checks out some competition dishes Kitchen teams in restaurants across the Waikato are currently doing clever things with the likes of mutton-bird, quail, kumara, horopito, bull kelp, bone marrow, kahawai, kawakawa, manuka honey, and more. They’ve created dishes to honour the appearance of the distinctive Matariki cluster of seven stars in the early […]

Destitute Gourmet

Sophie Gray, former editor of Food magazine and food director for Bauer media is also known as the “destitute gourmet”. She is the author of 10 bestselling cook books with a focus on fashionable food that doesn’t cost a fortune and is a popular and entertaining speaker and presenter on food, family life and finances. […]

FACES of FEAST – Ben Bayly

Denise Irvine chats to a few of the faces of Feast Waikato, first up Ben Bayly About: Auckland chef Ben Bayly was raised on a Te Awamutu dairy farm. He trained as a chef at Waikato Polytechnic (now Wintec), he travelled extensively and cooked in high-end eateries in Melbourne, the UK and France. Back in […]

We’re Bringing Ben Home

One of New Zealand’s leading chefs and proud Te Awamutu lad, Ben Bayly, is joining forces with Megan Priscott from Red Kitchen in Te Awamutu for a very special night. Get a taste of Ahi, Ben’s restaurant in Auckland Commercial Bay right here in the Waikato with canapes and bubbles to start followed by three […]

Almuerzo Blanco

 An Autumnal Affair Make your Easter Sunday extra special with an exquisite lunch catered by guest chef Giulio Sturla. Giulio Sturla, formerly of the three hatted restaurant, Roots and Cuisine Magazine Chef of the Year (2018) has recently started his new project delivering unique and intimate food experiences in his new test kitchen Mapu. A […]

Vetro Italian Festival

Join us for a fun family day out celebrating all things Italian.  There will be Italian cars, music, gelato, pizza, pasta and so much more. Come for lunch, early dinner or the whole day. When – Saturday 3rd April, 11am – 7pm Where Vetro Hamilton, Rostrevor St, Hamilton FREE ENTRY  

CBD Events Progressive Dinner

It’s back!  This flagship event always sells out, so don’t miss out on the hottest ticket in town.  Like no other dinner the CBD Events Progressive dinner takes you on a journey to some of the best eateries in Hamilton town.  This year we’re starting with canapes at Mr Pickles, before heading to then new […]