Saturday, 22nd March 2014
Ti Papa, Special Events Centre, Brookby, Auckland
For the first time in Auckland’s history, a major festival of food and wine is to be hosted celebrating everything that Auckland and its regions have to offer. An all ages event with family and VIP designated areas. Spend the day in the country (only 30 mins from the CBD), Brookby Valley. Organised transport to complete your Festival of Food and Wine experience and make getting home a breeze by grabbing a ticket on one of the Festival Shuttles. There are four convenient Auckland locations, so leave the car behind and let someone else do the driving.
The Culinary Marquee will feature some of New Zealand’s top TV and locally based Chefs, in one beautiful kitchen. The Culinary Marquee’s host Adam Dickson will work with each presenter to teach guest new skills and answer questions. Each guest will take away a complete recipe card of the dishes prepared for each session. What’s more there is plenty of tasting opportunities.
Le Courdon Bleu Ambassador for New Zealand – Julie Biuso – 12.45
Hayden Smith – Head Chef at Simon Gaults Euro – 11.45
Michael Newlands – Head Chef at Barcu – 2pm
The Village hosts an exciting range of demonstrations and tastings for all ticket holders to enjoy.In the Wine Appreciation Lounge guests will get to taste and learn about some of the feature wines of the festival. Each session is 30 minutes long, and will incorporate 6 tastings. Make sure you check the schedule to help plan your day.
Cheese Appreciation lounge
The Cheese Appreciation Lounge is the first of its kind, and this is the perfect opportunity for guests to sample the different cheeses from around the Franklin and Auckland Region. Host Jean Mansfield will take you on your cheese tasting experience. Each session is 30 minutes long, and will incorporate 6 tastings.
Our host for the Cheese Lounge is Jean Mansfield
Awesome Live Entertainment
Out on the lawn is the main stage where festival goers can relax with a picnic hamper and enjoy the entertainment and tunes from acts like Sola Rosa, Peter Urlich, Hipstermatics, PNC, House of Shem and K One
Over 120 individual exhibitors and 20 pop up restaurants spread over the grounds and under the expansive indoor arena.
Enter below to win a double pass and a picnic blanket!