Left: Chef Casey McDonald  Right: Executive Chef Gavin Doyle

Two chefs at the top of their game are joining forces for an unmissable, one-night-only dining event at Soul Bar & Bistro

For as long as we can remember, we have been drawn to Viaduct Harbour stalwart Soul Bar & Bistro, for its good vibes, delicious drinks and exceptional food. As popular among those seeking a convivial celebration as it is among the discerning foodie crowd, Soul is set to put its famous culinary prowess in the spotlight with a special, one-night-only dining event that you really don’t want to miss.

Inviting Casey McDonald of Craggy Range up to join its celebrated Executive Chef, Gavin Doyle in the kitchen, Soul Bar & Bistro is hosting a collaborative dinner in which the two chefs will create an exquisite, four-course menu with exceptional wine pairings that speaks to the best of Hawkes Bay and Auckland. Here, world-class dishes that harness local ingredients will be paired with a range of incredible wines in a night that showcases why both McDonald and Doyle have garnered such acclaim in their careers.


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For anyone who hasn’t experienced McDonald’s skill at Craggy Range, this chef boasts a wealth of experience, ranging from Wellington to San Francisco, and London to Melbourne, where he directed culinary operations at famed eateries like Supernatural, Cumulus, and Cutler & Co. His current has just been named New Zealand Winery Restaurant of the Year.

For Doyle’s part, his work at Soul Bar & Bistro has seen the restaurant attain a coveted Cuisine Hat for two years running, clearly the result of his many many years of experience in some of the best kitchens in the world, including the Michelin-starred Mint in Ireland and multi-award winning Tetsuya in Australia.

Promising the collaboration of two chefs operating at the very top of their game, this dining event will take place on Wednesday the 20th of September from 6pm, with tickets available for $180 per person. Call the team at Soul Bar & Bistro on (09) 356 7249 or email them here, to secure your spot. Set to be an unforgettable evening, we suggest booking with haste, lest you miss out.

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