As the coming weekend seems to be relegating us to indoor activities, it could be said that there’s no better way to spend it than eating some seriously good food. If you haven’t already reserved your table at Onemata’s long lunch, these are the food events, new menus, restaurant takeovers and one limited-time burger that you really have to try this weekend.
Paella & Pinchos
If you’re looking for a taste of Spain this weekend, paradise is found at MoVida. The Paella & Pincho Saturdays series officially starts this weekend, evoking much of the culture from which MoVida found its roots. From midday until 4pm, this stunning restaurant is the perfect place in which friends and family can gather to graze on pinchos and hearty paella. Spanish wine will be flowing as the perfect accompaniment to the deliciously flavoursome fare. It’s the kind of afternoon that will feel distinctly European and perfectly suited to weather like this. Find out more about the menu and what’s on offer here.
Chaat Street’s Limited-Time Dabeli Burger
Every year, Burger Wellington holds the capital city in a chokehold. Hundreds of restaurants all vy for the title of the best burger in town, and last year the undeniable winner was Chaat Street — a restaurant that officially opened its Auckland destination in Parnell earlier this year. The burger in question, which is back on the menu in Auckland for a very limited time (until Sunday, the 2nd of July), is the Dabeli. This vegetarian delight is made up of a crispy, spiced potato patty paired with Fix & Fogg’s Smoke and Fire peanut butter, coriander, crispy chickpea noodles and tamarind chutney in a masala butter brioche bun and is best served with a cold can of Garage Project’s All India Permit beer. Everything you need to know is here.
Jervois Steak House’s New Dessert Menu
If you’re in the mood for some indulgent sweetness this weekend, look no further than Jervois Road Steakhouse. They’ve just introduced three irresistible desserts bound to satisfy your cravings. First up, is the Bruleed Coconut Rice Pudding with its perfectly grilled spiced rum pineapple, accompanied by a refreshing kaffir lime and coconut sorbet. For chocolate lovers, the Manjari chocolate torte with caramelised white chocolate ganache, Kahlua toffee, and a delightful touch of honeycomb is an absolute must-try. And these are all rounded out perfectly by the Spiced Granny Smith Apple, featuring brown butter filo shards, a tangy apple curd, velvety vanilla ice cream and a crunchy hazelnut finish. Our suggestion would be to round up a crowd and order one of each. You can book your table here.
The Sustainable Suite at Origine
For a short time, Origine’s private space, Le Bar, has transformed into The Sustainable Suite — a vision of Maker’s Mark and Taylor Pass honey. Here, you can indulge in a number of cocktails from mixologist Egor Petrov, including the Gold Rush, a modern twist on the whisky sour. These pair perfectly with a series of snacks from Ben Bayly that embody the brand’s vision for the space. Bookings aren’t essential but can (and should) be made here.
The House of Suntory Bar
This weekend, mark your calendars for an unforgettable Suntory experience as the legendary Japanese spirit maker celebrates a milestone occasion. Celebrating its centenary, the brand has pulled out all the stops, offering two exclusive nights of pure opulence. Hosted on the famous sixth floor of Seafarers, guests will be immersed in a world where the House of Suntory Whisky takes the lead, offering an extraordinary journey of flavour and craftsmanship. Pair that with expertly-crafted cocktails and a mouthwatering selection of bar snacks, perfectly designed to complement the whisky, and you have a weekend food event that will leave you craving more. Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind opportunity to savour the best of Japanese cuisine and indulge in the dream drops of whisky lovers everywhere. Open exclusively on Friday, the 23rd of June and Friday the 30th of June from 9pm. All the details are available here.