FEAST WAIKATO EVENTS 2021

Wednesday 31st March 2021

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

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Thursday 1st April 2021

Leading the Way Lunch at Wintec

Step in behind the scenes of the Waikato’s leading Culinary Arts school as Glen File leads a team of 2nd year Diploma in Culinary Arts students to deliver a big-city dining experience as part of the Feast Waikato festival. The students will be working the kitchen at

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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

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Nourish at Home – Allyson Gofton

Join Vicki from Nourish Magazine in her kitchen as she hosts some inspirational local chefs. After the class we will sit down to a lovely lunch together. These are small intimate classes so spaces are very limited! Allyson Gofton After a very public life in the food

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Smith and McKenzie and Babich Wines

Join this successful double act for a five wine degustation dinner Join the Smith & McKenzie team for a food and wine pairing experience, not to be missed! With the freshest locally sourced ingredients and produce perfectly matched with New Zealand’s finest Babich Wines.  WHEN Thursday 1st

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Good George Meet the Brewer Dinner

Four Course Degustation Dinner matched with Good George Beer and Cider. Enjoy a casual atmosphere inside the brewery – you are so close you can literally reach out touch the tanks.  Sample Good George’s special release brews along with their Gin and Martinis.  Meet the brewer who

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Keystone Wine night

With Vilagrads Winery and Greenlea Ambassador Chef Andrew Clarke Chef Andrew Clarke will be matching some delicious treats to a selection of local wines from VIlagrads Winery. Come join Keystone for a fun and informative night of wine tasting.  Enjoy four tasters from Vilagrads Winery with a

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Friday 2nd April 2021

The Land of Milk and Honey

A three-course local produce feast under the Kahikatea trees Join Hunt and Gather Bee Co. and renowned Waikato Culinary Geeks Lerryn and Jess as they plate up an incredible three course feast which showcases a range of humble local produce from ‘the land of milk and honey’.

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Taste Asian Flavours Walking Tour

Enjoy delicious authentic Asian cuisine at different stops throughout Hamilton CBD Meet The Makers will take you to taste some of the mouth-watering Asian flavours to be found within walking distance in Hamilton CBD. We’ve asked each of our hosts to serve an authentic dish, so come

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Saturday 3rd April 2021

Eating Waikato at “The Green”

Enjoy a six course meal produced 100% of Waikato ingredients with optional matching beverages created by Chef Karl Martin-Boulton. Karl recently moved back from the UK to make his dream of opening a restaurant in New Zealand a reality, watch this space Hamilton! Previously Chef/Patron of the

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Feast on Fish

A celebration of fish from head to tail. As a commitment to sustainable practices followed at Hayes Common, and a nod to Easter traditions, we bring you a degustation style dinner utilising every part of the fish. Join us for dinner with optional wine-matching, and enjoy a

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Forage to Table

An outdoor dining experience celebrating the season with local food. Immerse yourself in a pop-up dining experience within the idyllic Cambridge Community Garden. We’re super excited to partner with amazing local chefs to showcase the incredible bounty on offer in our own backyard.  Inspired by the seasonal

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Foodie Corner

Food & Fun with Lykke Café Danish Style Food from Lykke, Sunny Nelson Real Fruit Ice Cream, Plant Propagation Workshop with Eden and loads more on the day with our local friends. WHEN Saturday 3rd April 11am to 2pm WHERE 1 Greenwood Street, Frankton FREE ENTRY

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A basic b*tches bottomless lunch

A basic b*tches bottomless lunch pickles x cream eatery x chrissy cakes -more like a long lunch, but you get the picture. Three course shared lunch menu w/ a selection of beverages served responsibility in collaboration with cream eatery, chrissy cakes & mr. pickles. Sittings are for

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Taste of Raglan

Come with Meet The Makers on a delicious journey to meet the coolest people in food in Raglan, hear their stories, and taste the special secret ingredient in the food they produce – Raglan. All of them are doing things the ‘Raglan way’. – Visit Soul Farm

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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,

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Sunday 4th April 2021

Wine and Dine with Jules at Thyme Square

Enjoy an exclusive night out at Thyme Square Restaurant, being pampered to a six-course degustation designed by Head Chef Logan Murray and accompanied with wine matches hand picked by Julia Clarke of Waikato Food Inc (formally VSB). WHEN Sunday 4th April, 6pm WHERE 259 Grey St, Hamilton 

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Decades of Dessert

Featuring the finest Desserts of the decades A five-course meal with suggested wine matches. Your first three courses are from the 50’s, 70’s and modern day, followed by a classic savoury course, finished with a modern day dessert. WHEN Sunday 4th April, 6:30pm  WHERE “Garden Room” at

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Hoppin’ Hounds Egg Hunt

On-Leash Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs! Bring your pooch along to NZ’s first Easter Egg Hunt for dogs! Hoppin’ Hounds Egg Hunt is a fun event for the four-legged members of our family. The hunt will involve an on-leash search around Rototuna Shopping Centre, several tasks and

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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

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Monday 5th April 2021

Nourish at Home – Emma Galloway

Join Vicki from Nourish Magazine in her kitchen as she hosts some inspirational local chefs. After the class we will sit down to a lovely lunch together. These are small intimate classes so spaces are very limited! Emma Galloway Learn tips + tricks to make simple every

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