Yet to try Advieh’s exceptional banquet? We’re giving away an exclusive dining experience worth $2500, including a night in InterContinental Auckland’s luxurious harbour view suite

While the concept of engaging in a ‘trust the chef’ dining experience should come with a warning to also ‘know the chef’ first, in the case of Gareth Stewart, his impressive 30-year career (and the fact that here at Denizen, we’ve been long-standing members of Mr Stewart‘s fan club) renders this null and void. We have no doubt that Stewart is playing his finest tune yet at the helm of Advieh — the new Middle Eastern eatery within the InterContinental Auckland at Commercial Bay. Honouring the flavour-filled nuances of Middle Eastern cuisine, and enhancing them further by employing locally sourced seasonal ingredients, we wholly agree with Stewart when he recently told us; “I’m confident there is nothing like Advieh in Auckland.”

Left: Hawke’s Bay lamb neck

To truly experience Stewart’s expertise we recommend jumping head first into the Banquet menu and simply just ‘trust the chef’— because he’s not going to let you down. Designed to showcase a deliciously diverse insight into Stewart’s meticulously crafted dishes, the curated three-course menu, plus side dishes, act as an exploration of far-flung flavour profiles via a selection of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.

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Freshly baked Turkish pide
Right: Tarama

From delicately crafted chicken liver baklava filo with pistachio, pickled persimmon, and manuka honey, to smoked pumpkin hummus served with fried sujuk and pumpkin seed oil, or coastal lamb neck, pickles, sheep’s milk labneh, and green harissa, the Banquet menu is the perfect opportunity to sit back and enjoy a delicious new dining experience.

Available for a minimum of two guests and priced at $95 per person, the Banquet is available for dinner service only, and we suggest booking your table today.

We’re giving one lucky Denizen the chance to indulge in Stewart’s delectable Banquet, and spend a luxurious evening in a King Junior Suite Harbour View at InterContinental Auckland followed by breakfast for the next morning (with a plus one) — enter below.

Full terms and conditions here.


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