Celebrating ten years of Auckland’s best food and drink, Taste of Auckland presented by Electrolux is turning things up a notch with a move to Auckland’s waterfront. Set against the Waitemata Harbour, New Zealand’s biggest celebration of food and drink will this year take place at Auckland’s Queens Wharf.
Between 1-4 November, the entire wharf including The Cloud, Shed 10 and surrounding outdoor spaces will come alive with restaurant kitchens, bars, an artisanal marketplace, chef demonstrations and fun festival activities.
A sustainable seafood theme will see participating restaurants pay homage to the ocean, with evening concerts set against a beautiful harbour backdrop and the central location allowing for easy access for visitors from far and wide.
Shaping up to be an impressive line-up, big names already confirmed to take part include Sid Sahrawat (Sidart, Cassia), Nick Honeyman (Paris Butter), Nobu Lee (Clooney), Kyle Street and Jordan Macdonald (Culprit, Lowbrow), Sergio Maglione (Farina), Cameron Knox (Xoong, TokTok), Dariush Lolaiy and Rebecca Smidt (Cazador), and Ben Bayly and Juan Balsani (Baduzzi).
“Over the past nine years, Taste of Auckland has hosted a long list of top local and international chefs, producers, winemakers and brewers, and served up a cross section of the best food and drink available in this city to an enthusiastic and faithful audience,” said festival director Rob Eliott. “After years of work behind the scenes, we’re excited to now bring Taste of Auckland presented by Electrolux to the CBD and put on the major harbourside festival that Auckland deserves. The feedback so far has been positive with restaurants, producers and fans all keen to be part of our 10th birthday celebration.”