Secure your spot at Inca’s exclusive birthday dinner, with bespoke dishes & a special guest chef

Nestled in the heart of Ponsonby, Inca has made an indelible impression on the local dining scene since it opened two years ago, and now, this popular spot is celebrating its anniversary with an unforgettable dinner you don’t want to miss. On Thursday the 7th of March, Inca will host an event centred around a bespoke, five-course menu crafted by the culinary collaboration of Chef Nic Watt (Inca’s owner) and Chef Giulio Sturla of the renowned Mapu in Littleton. For anyone unfamiliar, Mapu was named by the Sydney Morning Herald as one the worlds top 10 places to eat in 2024 and is run as a test kitchen that usually only caters for six people at a time. Sturla’s stint at Inca offers Auckland diners a rare chance to see this lauded chef in action.

Left: Chef Giulio Sturla. Right: Chef Nic Watt

On for one night only, Inca’s birthday dinner will boast a menu that draws inspiration from the vibrant and diverse cuisines of Asia and Latin America, a fusion of flavours that will tantalise the taste buds. Comprising five mouthwatering courses, each chef will prepare two courses individually and one together, curating a dinner that both celebrates the cuisine for which Inca has become so beloved and highlights the immense talents of Watt and Sturla.

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But the offering doesn’t stop there. Inca is set to pull out all the stops to ensure an immersive and memorable experience for its guests. Carnival vibes will infuse the evening with joy and festivity, while a guest speaker and sommelier will be on hand to guide diners through an expertly curated beverage pairing, featuring a number of exquisite French and Argentinian wines.

Adding an artistic flair to the event, internationally renowned illustrator and tattoo artist, Matt Jordan from Studio Takitimu, will also be in attendance, developing stunning illustrations of the night as it unfolds to capture the essence of what is shaping up to be a very special celebration.

For food enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike, this anniversary dinner promises an evening of culinary delight, creativity and community. Secure your spot here for an unforgettable gastronomic journey, expertly crafted by two visionary chefs and the talented Inca team.


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