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FRIDAY NIGHT OYSTERS

And so it is that we come to the end of the oyster season – just another few weeks of glorious bivalves and then you’ll have to wait until autumn. To celebrate – or commiserate, we’re not sure which – we’re throwing an oyster party on Friday November 7 from 6.30pm at Michael Lett’s newish […]

FARINA

     Photographs: David Straight Farina is the second restaurant of Toto’s owner Sergio Maglione: his food is devastatingly simple and yet full of flavour. (Ironically, we started EHN because of a date involving live opera at Toto, though we’ve long since forgiven them.) Farina is simple: very white with slightly industrial touches, and some […]

AMISFIELD BOOK OFFER

  You might have seen the supper club we ran with Amisfield not so long ago – after a couple of years of hard work, Amisfield and SFG have released Amisfield: Food, Wine and Stories from Central Otago, published by Random House. It’s in stores now and it is very beautiful. It’s a special book, from […]

BOY & BIRD

Photographs: David Straight A couple of years back, we called this stretch of Ponsonby Road the Chicken District. Now, Boy & Bird has opened. It’s a small piece of genius, in that it is exactly what you want: local free-range chooks, brined and perfectly roasted so they’re still just tender; plenty of salad available; a […]

MY FRIDGE: DELANEY MES

Delaney Mes came back to Auckland, oh, a couple of years ago after a decade or so in Wellington. She’s a former lawyer but a better cook and so she started a blog called Heartbreak Pie which was about breakups and food. Since she’s been back up here, she’s made a name for herself throwing dinner parties – […]