Category: Kiwi

Meringue, Custard, Blueberry and Passionfruit

This dish was inspired by the one we ordered at Black Barn Bistro where we had a nearly similar dessert but made with mascarpone cream filled in an eggshell shaped meringue. We really liked that dessert, it is a perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess and creaminess on a plate hence...

Mister D (Napier, New Zealand)

Let’s start by saying these guys have the best donuts I tried so far to this date, it’s just a masterpiece on its own, perfect size, perfect texture and flavour, even without the syringe that accompanies it I bet you this will be the best donuts you will ever try...

Mission Estate (Napier, New Zealand)

Established in 1851 Mission Estate is New Zealand’s oldest existing vineyard and it was established by the French Roman Catholic missionaries where they introduced many generations of wine making experience and a few precious vines from France. It does still look like it is still maintained by missionaries, when you...

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre (Havelock North, New Zealand)

If you are planning to visit Hawkes Bay then make sure you pass by Arataki Honey if you have time and if you haven’t added this to your itinerary yet, Why? First because its free, you can taste different types of honey, you learn about the whole process of honey...

Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop (Havelock North, New Zealand)

Birdwoods Gallery in Havelock North is a popular art gallery in the region, they have tons of Stone Sculptures, Metal Sculptures and Decorative Arts in display and on sale. Most tourists visit this place because of this gallery but beside the gallery is another gem that needs to be mentioned,...

Black Barn Bistro (Havelock North, New Zealand)

Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North is not just your normal vineyard it hosts a lot of activities and events that you can partake in one location, from retreats, dining, concerts, open air cinema, growers market and of course cellar doors. Most of these are open during the summer season...

The Backyard (North Shore City, New Zealand)

We have been planning to dine in here for quite some time now but can’t quite the right timing and when we visit this place we either dine in the nearby places like Khan and Bushman’s Grill. Those were the two first options always when we eat out in Northcote...

Crusty Crab (Russel, New Zealand) 2

Crusty Crab (Russel, New Zealand)

If there is one place to eat in Russel then this is it, located in the Town Centre it’s not easy to miss specially at lunch time when people flock and queue for their orders. I heard a lot of nice reviews of this place but fish and chips were...

McHugh’s Of Cheltenham (North Shore City, New Zealand) 3

McHugh’s Of Cheltenham (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I never knew this place existed until one of our friends invited us for a buffet dinner here. There are many buffet restaurants in Auckland but there are very few who stand out on my books like Eight, Wildfire, Khan, Urban Turban, Katsura Japanese Restaurant and Fortuna. Now I added...

What's new with Taste of Auckland this year? 2

What’s new with Taste of Auckland this year?

Taste of Auckland 2017 what’s new at this year’s biggest food expo in Auckland? I have been at this event for three years in a row now and I kept on coming back because of the new producers and products that I will discover. While most of this year’s exhibitors...