This February, perennial favourite meal kit subscription service My Food Bag is adding a delicious, limited edition gourmet edit to their offering. Across the month of February, subscribers, newcomers and one-off customers alike can get their hands on ‘The Gourmet Edit’ — a culinary journey that sees recipes from three of Auckland’s best restaurants and top chefs on offer, carefully curated with the home cook in mind.
From the kitchen of Sid and Chand Sahrawat’s innovative new pan-Asian eatery, Anise, comes an inventive beef curry dish crafted by Sid himself. Here, Sid looked to Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine for inspiration, pairing a delectable seared eye fillet with a vibrant and flavourful rendang sauce — the richness of which is offset beautifully with the addition of a punchy Thai-inspired nam jim dressing. There’s a crisp roti on the side, too, to ensure every last bit of this tasty creation is thoroughly enjoyed.
Josh and Helen Emett’s impressive Euro-inspired restaurant, Gilt Brasserie, has also crafted an exquisite dish for My Food Bag’s edit — with Executive Chef Glen File turning out a New Zealand-caught, pan-seared snapper, perfectly pairing the fish with braised courgette orzo and a silky lemon butter sauce. The paired-back, simple but thoughtful flavours in the dish ensure each individual element sings — coming together to create something you’d expect to find at any modern European restaurant on your travels.
Lastly, it was to the sustainable seafood experts at Kingi that My Food Bag turned, and the resulting dish is as delicious as you’d expect. Tom Hishon dreamt up a summer snapper dish bursting with flavour — from the fresh, line-caught snapper, to the potato and tomato ragù, peach courgette salad, and accompanying crusty Daily Bread sourdough, the masterfully crafted meal delivers on all fronts.
As is the case with the rest of My Food Bag’s meal kits, the recipes, along with the fresh ingredients, will be delivered directly to your door, meaning all that’s left to do is pour a glass of wine, string on an apron, and make like one of New Zealand’s top chefs as you prepare any one of the elevated meals on offer.
Sid’s dish is the first cab off the rank, available for delivery on February 11th; Glen’s creation for Gilt is up next, delivering on February 18th; and Tom’s snapper recipe is the last delivery, on February 25th as part of the 30+ weekly recipes available via My Food Bag. Make sure to place your order now — an exquisite culinary journey awaits.
These stunning meal kits are also available in February as Limited Edition single meal kits that serve two – perfect for those new to My Food Bag who just want to give it a try.