As a relatively new member of The Food Group, this is my inaugural Food Talk update. Recently I’ve been intrigued by an event coming to Auckland next month and, as passionate ‘foodies’ yourselves, I felt compelled to share it with you.
Not simply another food and wine gathering, Taste of Auckland is a unique festival bringing together the elite of Auckland’s diverse hospitality scene, in a sophisticated outdoor extravaganza. Tipped as a ‘foodie heaven’, Taste is designed to showcase the culinary delights of Auckland’s most acclaimed establishments and promises to educate and inspire anyone with a keen interest in fine cuisine.
Taste originated in London in 2004, but the huge success of the concept has seen the programme expand into four further UK cities and seven countries internationally. Twelve of the finest establishments in Auckland are poised to wow approximately 15,000 guests over a four day period with tastings, demonstrations and opportunities to learn tricks of the trade from some of the country’s top chefs.
From the 19th to 22nd March, Ellerslie Racecourse will be transformed into a haven for enthusiastic foodies. Restaurants such as The French Café, Clooney, Euro and Waiheke’s Mudbrick will exhibit their signature dishes within a re-creation of their premises, bringing their own unique ambience to this sophisticated event. Amongst these, boutique food and drink exhibitors from all over the country will display their wares and delight the taste buds.
Taste events in the UK have been heralded as some of the most prestigious food and drink events in the industry calendar, attracting high profile chefs such as Gordon Ramsey, Gary Rhodes and Anthony Worrall-Thompson.
I’m sure you can sense my excitement from the tone of this article, but I have to stress that Network PR has no involvement in the orchestration of this event and my interest is purely from a consumer’s point of view. I’m pleased to see an event of this calibre coming to the city and would encourage you to experience it for yourself.
Individual tickets for Taste of Auckland can be purchased through Ticketek, however, the organisers are able to offer a range of Corporate Hospitality packages to suit. Contact the team on 09 976 8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
My ticket is already booked; I hope to see some of you there.
Categories: Food and Nutrition Events