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My predictions for Wellington on a Plate 2018

by Joanna June 4, 2018

Tomorrow is my favourite launch of the year – the Wellington on a Plate programme. In advance, and without having looked at their website, here’s what I think it will include (or not) so we can look tomorrow and see if I was right or wrong. There’s always a trending meat (wow is that a […]

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WOAP: Burger, burger, bugger!

by Joanna August 22, 2016

TL:DR: we ate two pretty decent burgers and will never return to Foxglove. Pig Mac at the Featherston On Friday at lunchtime I knew I had to eat something WOAPy in order to keep up the reviews, but was craving freshness. I thought I might be able to get into Annam without a booking, because […]

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WOAP ’16: a burger, a stew and a beer

by Joanna August 17, 2016

The mad rush of eating continues, so without any further ado, let’s get into it. The Steakholder at Portlander You know by now how we feel about the Portlander, so of course this was going to be on my wishlist. “Medium rare rib eye with Scotty’s Meats double smoked bacon, fried egg, onions, melted Te […]

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Welly on a Plate 2016: it begins

by Joanna August 15, 2016

So Wellington on a Plate has been going for four days now, and I have three things to report back on so far. Good on me, let’s see if I can keep this pace up (I won’t be able to). The Suite Life at the Bolton Hotel Tapas and wine Dine Wellington menu at Sterling […]

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WOAP: just one burger

by Joanna August 23, 2012

I’m running out of food-related puns. I know right, what is this I don’t even. That’s how much I’ve been eating and writing and writing about eating lately. So let’s just get right into it, shall we? Just one review for you tonight. 1. The Great Philadelphian Cheeseburger at The General Practitioner.  I’m no reality TV […]

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WOAP overload: a plum and a duke

by Joanna August 22, 2012

I love Wellington on a Plate, especially when I ignore my bank balance and focus on ticking off as many lines as possible on my spreadsheet.  I’ve got a couple more places to review still, but in the interests of actually getting to sleep tonight, I’ll just give you two – Plum and Duke Carvell’s. If […]

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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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More WOAP: the bland, the sublime and the curious

by Joanna August 16, 2012

As I said before, I’m working my way around the lunchtime Dine menus of places near my work. Here’s what I’ve got to report. 1. Vivant 2. Little Beer Quarter 3. Ti Kouka Cafe 4. Finc

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Wellington on a Plate so far

by Joanna August 12, 2012

Wellington on a Plate opened on Friday. How’s it been for you so far? We’ve been trying to share people’s microreviews on Twitter, and of course @wellyonaplate will be even more informative,  but I thought I’d do some proper writeups for you about what I’ve been eating. So, in chronological order: Dine menu at The […]

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Ladies & gentlemen, start your salivating

by Joanna June 19, 2012

The Visa Wellington On A Plate festival was launched last night at the Saint James, in amidst lashings of Ruth Pretty’s whipped butter, ginger beer-battered fish and Whittaker’s chocolate creme brulee. Oh lordy, we ate like royalty and were still made even more hungry by reading about some of the events on offer. Tickets go […]

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