British-born and Auckland-based ex-pat Ed Verner has been making waves as the formidable Chef-Owner of Pasture, New Zealand’s six-seat restaurant named one of Food & Wine’s World’s Best Restaurants 2020, and ‘the world’s most ambitious new cocktail bar,’ Boxer.
By paying homage to New Zealand’s rich culinary history and indigenous ingredients, Verner is introducing Kiwis and travellers alike to a new form of fine dining that is distinctly New Zealand in both technique and ingredients. Verner was also recently appointed as The House of Krug Champagne’s first-ever New Zealand Culinary Ambassador.
As Aucklanders remain closer to home for the holidays and seek local spots to celebrate the season, New Zealand’s new experiential bar, Boxer—from Verner and the team behind Three Hats Winner, Pasture, is finding new ways to offer a festive, elevated holiday experience locally this year.
Boxer’s 'Private Island Parties' & Holiday Buy-Outs
Boxer and Pasture invite locals and visitors alike to celebrate the holiday season with an intimate, exclusive, and one-of-a-kind progressive dinner party buyout experience that incorporates the greatest hits across both the Boxer and Pasture menus.
For those who wish to stay closer to home, customers can order via email for enjoying at Boxer or to-go/take-out to enjoy a lavish holiday spread at home.
Boxer’s Punch Bowl Cocktails
Boxer will also offer festive batch punch bowl cocktails via its off-license program including Verner’s take on a classic Old Fashioned, with Boxer whisky, truffle, and smoke. Each Boxer Punch Bowl cocktail serves 4, 8 or a custom order.
- Classic Egg Nog recipe from the 1700’s – the original way it’s made
Classic but spiked with rum. For those who miss a White Christmas
- Rose Strawberry Sangria – clear and beautiful; summery and light, lemon verbena
Made in the same vein as our popular sparkling rose jalapeno drink.
- Boozy Whiskey-Based Punch
Whisky, grapefruit, roasted apple distillate off the pasture fire. smoky whisky spiced fruit.
Boxer and Pasture’s exclusive buyout opportunity provides locals with the chance to create long-lasting memories by closing out the year with one of the top culinary and cocktail experiences in the world.
Additionally, Pasture Christmas Hampers are perfect gifts. Customers can bring Pasture home this Christmas and allow the award-winning culinary team to make Christmas Dinner or Brunch flawlessly perfect after a year that calls for some pampering and decadence in the safety and comfort of home. A percentage of proceeds from all Holiday Hamper sales will be donated to the Auckland City Mission.