Press Release – Taste of Auckland
The buzz for New Zealand’s ultimate culinary festival continues to grow with three more high-caliber chefs signing on for Taste of Auckland; Thursday 15th November until Sunday 18th November in Victoria Park Auckland.
Taste of Auckland is a vibrant festival providing food lovers with four days of music, the best artisan food exhibitors and, of course, a showcase of premium dishes from some of Auckland’s best restaurants.
Now joining the already impressive lineup are culinary masters from top Auckland restaurants; The Commons, Mexico and Fish.
Last year Chef Nick Honeyman was one of the stars of Taste of Auckland, and he returns this year as head chef of The Commons in Takapuna. Known for finding new ways to interpret flavours, textures and techniques, Nick adds a sense of play to the mix. Food lovers should prepare to be challenged and expect the unexpected.
Mexico also comes to Victoria Park. Head Chef Javier Carmona celebrates the vibrancy of the culture with a fresher, light and flavoursome take on Mexican cuisine. The Mexico team has been rushed off their feet since the restaurant in Britomart and now in Takapuna. One of the hippest restaurants in the city and one to look out for at Taste of Auckland.
Not only is Fish known to have the best harbour views in town, but head chef Shane Yardley is known for using sustainable and, where possible, organic produce to produce culinary theatre on a plate. Having worked with Simon Gault for 17 years, most recently at the Hilton Taupo, Yardley is one of our most accomplished chefs.
These chefs join the enviable list of previously announced chefs from top restaurants Clooney, Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar, Kermadec Fine, Euro, Poderi Crisci and Toto.
Early bird tickets are on sale now and strictly limited and Taste of Auckland fans are urged to get in quick before September 30 to secure exclusive entry to New Zealand’s ultimate culinary festival.
Those who purchase the early bird ticket receive $40 worth of crowns and entry to the festival for just $55, saving $15. These tickets are only available until September 31st and are available through www.tasteofauckland.co.nz.
For the ultimate food lovers’ experience, VIP tickets are also available, which include entry to Taste of Auckland, a glass of bubbles on arrival, entry into the VIP area, $30 worth of crowns and a festival guide – all for $95 per ticket.
Taste of Auckland is proudly supported by Singapore Airlines, Metro and Taste magazines, Fisher & Paykel, Prime and BMW.
The festival lineup is available at www.tasteofauckland.co.nz
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About Taste Festivals
Taste Festivals are unique events where the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather in a stunning venue to present their signature dishes to thousands of ‘foodie’ visitors. Taste Festivals set the benchmark for food and drinks worldwide with many Taste Festivals being hosted around the world including Amsterdam, Birmingham, Cape Town, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Jo’burg, London, Melbourne, Milan, Sydney and Auckland. At each event, thousands of visitors enjoy signature dishes from the world’s finest restaurants, purchase top quality food and drink from our exhibitors and meet the most loved celebrity chefs.
Taste Festivals truly is ‘the world’s greatest restaurant festival’. www.tastefestivals.com