Summer waterfront market…

Every Thursday from noon til sunset. February and March. Taranaki Wharf and Odlins Plaza outside Macs Brewery and St Johns Heneiken.   So. Some shopping… (you wondered what those mini containers on the waterfront were for didn’t you?!)               Some grazing… (the usual suspects seen at other markets)   […]

Power Plant percussion…

Interesting that my reflective sense of the music looking back is percussion, but there are quite a lot of little things banging or rubbing on other things to create unusual and interesting sounds. Power Plant is a night-time walk through the Botanic Gardens on a one-way circuit starting and finishing at the lookout beside the […]

Fix and Fogg, Wooden Spoons and Little Black Devils…

Some more Wellington artisan products now all available under one roof at Moore Wilson for your tasting pleasure, and more well deserved chocolate accolades for Bohemein fresh chocolates (long time provider at MW). (Detective) Fix and (Phileas) Fogg (around the world in eighty days anyone?) peanut butter might provide the first serious local contender against […]

Dessert anyone?

I’ve been thinking about the fabulous desserts I’ve had in recent times around Wellington (prompted by another couple of really good inhalings over the weekend). I think we’re pretty spoilt with the number and variety of options frankly. Some that stick in my mind (and I do confess to eating a few, so these truly […]

Grab yer kilt…

A little birdie told me there’s a Scottish degustation sometime in the near future at the Copthorne Oriental’s One80 restaurant. So a bit of digging around uncovered the menu and price (here) and the date (this Saturday 25th January). Cock-a-leekie soup, haggis, neeps, shortbread and clootie dumplings, just to name a few delights.  All matched […]

A true brew

For those who love cold coffee on a hot day (finally!) or just want to have a bottle of decent caffeine on hand for those days when you can’t get out for a coffee, barista Aklesha has opened a small True Brew coffee bar up in the Grand Arcade doing single origin ‘manual brewing’ (no […]

Xmas pud, boozy black forest….and a very Merry Xmas!

Mmmmm xmas.  Holidays.  Summer sun (we live in hope).  And gelato. Graham Joe at Gelissimo has it all sorted. Small batch, hand crafted gelatos using Zany Zeus organic milk and real seasonal ingredients.  Watch out for Gelissimo gelatos on menus around town where Graham and various chefs (Scopa for example) have collaborated to create a […]

Hot buttered coconut

Have you got your christmas nog on yet? Hot buttered coconut cocktail-in-a-mug from the beautiful people at The Hangar.  A pretty delish way to celebrate the season. The advent calendar has all sorts of goodies on offer, many in the food and drink arena. Some other examples: Zibibbo half price tapas in the bar […]

Baghrir and Maamol

So this week I’m extending my Mediterranean food knowledge, courtesy of Lazeeza (Arabic for delicious) on Dixon Street in the former Simply Paris premises (beside Dixon Street Deli). Turkish, Lebanese, Greek and North African offerings, to name but a few. The cabinet food was educational and the brunch menu offered a few different twists (brioche french […]

More new stuff…

It must be spring. Some new places to tempt your palate: Bureau (the former Liquidate folks) at 120 The Terrace.  The quintessential wine and tapas bar with excellent food and service (would we expect anything less?) – a selection of tasty tapas and a few mains and blackboard desserts (slow roasted tangy pork croquettes with […]