Wellington on a Plate starts today, hurray! You will no doubt be hearing more from us on this subject, so let’s kick off our coverage with an event that caters to every palate and every dietary requirement. Oh, and did we mention it’s free? Wellington Plates is an exhibition of ceramic tableware served up as hot […]
It’s been a week of eating, and I tell you, I’ve definitely got the meat sweats. I do it for you, gentle reader. Here’s some advice about what you should and shouldn’t be eating over the next week. The burger at The General Practictioner (We already reviewed Parrotdog + La Boca Loca. Based on that, […]
When the amazing people behind Wellington on a Plate offer you tickets at the last minute to the very popular and sold out collaboration between La Boca Loca and Parrot Dog Brewery, you might be surprised at how hard it is to find someone to go along with you, because apparently there is a plague […]
We didn’t present you with suggestions for events to book, I know. That’s partly because they all sell out so quickly, but mostly because I think the Dine menus are really the best opportunity to truly sample Wellington’s hospitality. So, with things kicking off tomorrow, and 108 options on offer, where should you go and […]
Right now we’re knee-deep in delicious wine and food at the Wellington on a Plate launch at Prefab so if all’s going well, this post will go live right after the media embargo ends. For now, here’s what we’ve written about Wellington on a Plate over the past couple of years, and below is the […]
The first rule of Bake Club is you have to talk about Bake Club. That splits off into subsections about using hashtags and Instagram. The second rule of Bake Club is that I suppose a link might be helpful. And the third rule is I’m going to put in a jump cut here. After the […]
On Monday night my sister and I went to our first Wellington on a Plate event – the way sold-out (they added a couple more sessions even) Cupcakes and Cocktails at Martha’s Pantry. Given that neither of us is a slouch in the kitchen or bar, we weren’t sure how much we’d actually learn from the event, but since cupcakes and cocktails are two of our favourite things, we thought we’d give it a go. And when we walked in the door and saw that the McKenzie brothers were doing the mixing, we knew we were in safe hands.
I figure I’ll do this post basically just a series of cupcake porn photos. You don’t mind, do you? Good.
This was what was waiting for each of us at the tables – sandwiches to nibble on, cupcakes, icing and the cupcake recipe. We were also given Winter Pimms Punch to drink.
We had a couple of demonstrations about different ways to pipe, and were let loose on our own cocktails.
You can see here that we had varying techniques and levels of success with that.
Then, before too much icing could accidently end up in our mouths, Justin McKenzie, wearing one blue glove that was kind of creepy let us in on the magic formula for cocktails: two parts strong, one part sweet, one part sour. It’s so simple, I wasted all that money in Hooch and Hawthorne and Cuckoo for nothing!
For my first Wellington on a Plate meal deal, I decided to go to Finc, with the delightful company of a friend I’d just seen killed twice on Saturday night. People have differing opinions about Finc, but for myself, I’ve always found it great in the evenings and very average at lunchtimes. For pork belly, I would take the plunge.
Whiskey and Maple Lamb Burger
Local lamb patty with lettuce, tomato and pineapple salsa on a shawarma bun, served with fries