I was so excited to learn that the Beach House & Kiosk, a former cringeworthy café, not far from my Brooklyn hood, had been kissed by a frog and turned into a Princess. All credit of course goes to ex Elements café owners Scott and Nicola Barrett. These guys have a great rep and they’ve struck gold yet again.
In Napier for work, I got to enjoy Scenic Te Pania hotel’s restaurant. Yes I hear you groan as hotel food has a reputation of not being that flash right? However, not The Exchange Bar and Brasserie which appears to sit under the radar. I was so impressed with how sensational the food was, let alone the setting and fantastic service, that I had to share this and it comes totally unprompted and unbiased. Continue reading