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Chocolate, chocolate and mama love

by Heather C September 2, 2013

I have to talk mostly about chocolate this week. What with the New Zealand chocolate festival next weekend (Friday 5th to Sunday 7th), and Amora’s chocolate buffet over the following two weeks, it’d be rude not to. Unfortunately I can’t get to this year’s New Zealand chocolate festival, but I am SO going next year.  […]

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LCB, TK and Sunday Stroopwafels

by Heather C August 26, 2013

LCB.  Le Cordon Bleu.  Learned culinary bestowers. Legends of creativity and bonhomie (yeah yeah enough already…). The LCB WOAP Haute Cuisine du Terroir on Friday night was pretty impressive (not least for being nearly five hours of imbibing instead of the planned three!).  Seven courses of French food matched with each an old world Burgundy […]

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Galaktoboureko, kakapo and orange ginger jam

by Heather C August 20, 2013

Oops, its already Tuesday.  Too busy at WOAP Pecha Kucha Imbibe last night! I have to start this week with lunch on Saturday at Haya café, and in particular the galaktoboureko (an experience for the tongue in many ways!).  A greek sweet with semolina-based custard in phyllo, often served with lemon, orange or rose.  On […]

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And so it begins…

by Heather C August 12, 2013

Like Joanna, I have a list of foodie delights to drool my way through over for the next couple of weeks courtesy of WOAP (although not as organised as that spreadsheet of hers!). Saturday commenced the frolic with a Whisky Breakfast at Arthurs.  Four breakfast courses with four whiskys (in the food and accompanying); it was […]

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A boat, a beer and a duck

by Heather C August 5, 2013

This week’s foodie musings take me back to Wednesday’s 2-4-1 dinner at the Boat Café, nibbles and drinks at The Hop Garden, and a Le Canard roast duck from the Harbourside Market. The Boat Café harbours (yeah, yeah groan!) fond memories of the original Parade Café, a place of worship for many. The food remains […]

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Cake, Cronuts and Creativity

by Heather C July 29, 2013

So in the first of my (intended) weekly reminder of Wellington foodie gems, I’m thinking back to dinner at the new WBC restaurant and bar from the Capitol folks (upstairs on Victoria above Tatsushi), and Saturday’s double breakfast of cake followed by cronut (did I mention the slightly sweet tooth yet?). So, WBC.  Named for […]

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Eats, rides and city living (and now earthquakes!)

by Heather C July 22, 2013

This post is an introduction since the folks at Wellingtonista have kindly invited me to join their merry band (and I now have an unexpected day off since the office is closed). So a little about me ….  I LOVE Wellington, food, events, eating experiences, movies, solo Saturday morning wanders, soaking up the city vibe, […]

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FishHead DineOut awards: get your vote in!

by Tom April 17, 2013

Just a reminder that voting in FishHead magazine’s DineOut awards 2013 closes this Friday the 19th. Get in now and vote for your favourite restaurants, bars and cafés throughout the Wellington region, and you’ll be in to win a coffee grinder and a year’s supply of Havana coffee.

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now we’re cooking with fire

by Alan August 20, 2012

Leafing through the Wellington on a Plate catalog some months ago, one event in particular seemed to stand out for me. This was Cooking Over Fire, The Argentine Way, to be held at El Matador, the new “Café, Asador Grill & Bar” up Cuba Street. Asador is the Argentine national dish, a way of slow-cooking […]

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Offbeat is back!

by Stephen J March 3, 2011

The Offbeat Originals story has a happy ending it seems — they are open for business, since Tuesday even. We can report that the fishburgers are just as they always were. Previously: What happened? Most missed Signs of life And the original Wellingtonista Offbeat review

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