Ciao Chow!

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Chow always provides consistency with its Asian-fusion small or large plates. This is a great stop for for a fabulous quick or long lingering and tasty meal. Of course it even tastes better when you have a 2 for 1 $25 voucher. They also do 2 for 1 cocktails Monday nights.

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Degustation experience; Franz Josef

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If you ever get the chance on the West Coast of New Zealand, you must stay and eat at the award winning Te Waonui Forest Retreat. We were greeted with a traditional Maori welcome as soon as we drove up while our car was valet parked.  Continue reading

Park Road Hottie!

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Park the car now in Park Road and checkout Park Kitchen. There’s a new hottie in town and it’s not Scarlett Johansson! This is a must stop, located opposite the Roxy in Miramar. Yes I’m back in the ‘burbs and as soon as I walked into this place, I was absolutely blown away by the decor and the fab use of space;they have two main separate dining areas, a retro lounge area and an alfresco area. And checkout the amazing bathrooms!  Continue reading

Fill ya boots!

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It was hubby’s turn to choose our wedding anniversary dinner. I actually now like delegating this task for him as it becomes a game of suspense. Tonight he surprised me with WBC; Wholesale Boot Company on Victoria St. This is the sister restaurant of Capitol in Wellington. I have been here for lunch a long time ago so this is my first dinner treat.

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The grassy field is greener!

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Only a month old, Field & Green has opened on Wakefield Street, in the former premises that were occupied by Big Bad Wolf.  The name reminds me of the Irish song ‘The Fields of Athenry’! It stems from chef Laura Greenfield’s name and she and business partner Raechal Ferguson have graced Welly from the London cafe scene.Their fit out is clean, simple, and styly and they’ve made an excellent use of the space with ample seating. You can also sit at the counter at the back on stools and watch the action in the kitchen. Continue reading

A French hottie and smoothe Italian on Waiheke Island

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Not having been to Waiheke for a weekend for a few years, it was fun to return to visit friends and family and to see what foodie surprises were in store. I flagged a vineyard this time, as I felt like a leetle French something. You know I adore anything French. Continue reading

Come to pie heaven!

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How spoilt are we Wellingtonians to have so many amazing authentic French cafes on our doorstep. I have now discovered upon recommendation from some friends, that the taste of France gets even better 5km north of Greytown at Cafe Mirabelle. Blink and you will  miss it. It looks a little shabby on the outside, and you probably wouldn’t give it a second thought, however trust me. As soon as you open the door, you are in France. It’s kitsch, it’s quaint, and it’s the real McCoy bistro.

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Wanna go to foodie heaven?

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Sweet Vanilla Cafe where have you been all my life? I laughed when I drove by this quaint cafe in the burbs of Lower Hutt, as their outside blackboard was advertising devilled kidneys. That’s all it said. Yuk my stomach churned and that smell and taste brought back childhood memories! However I did think, how clever, how very   “Paleo’ of them,  to boldly advertise their organ dish of the day! As I was now intrigued , I “sweetly vanilled asked” my Dad to treat us to lunch there. Not that I was wanting to try the kidneys of course, however I would have eaten chicken livers in a flash.

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