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Taste of Auckland


Thu 16 Nov 2017, 5:30pm–10:00pm
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 5:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 5:30pm–9:30pm
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 12:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Western Springs Stadium, Stadium Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission from: $17.00
  • Premium Ticket from: $59.00
  • Qantas VIP Experience from: $95.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: clairet7x

Taste of Auckland In Partnership With Electrolux: For Friends Who Feast.

Get your foodie friends together, Taste of Auckland is back with its biggest line-up yet. This feature-packed festival is your annual opportunity to get immersed in the best of our food and drink scene in a fun-filled afternoon or evening. Spend a day strolling through a green-grass park while grazing on signature dishes from some of our best restaurants. Get intimate with your favourite chefs, taste your way through amazing wines, craft beers and cocktails, and lose yourself in the festival village.

As if it couldn’t get more exciting, enter one of Australasia’s most award-winning chefs and MasterChef Australia judge, George Calombaris! With five restaurants across Melbourne, six best selling cookbooks and a knack at leaving you wanting more, George is as much a hero on TV as he's experimental in the kitchen. Don't miss his magic in the Electrolux Taste Theatre for legendary tips & tricks on Saturday afternoon & evening sessions.

Authentic Northern Thai from Saan, next-level meatballs from Baduzzi or fusion flavour-bomb from Tok Tok? How about a modern classic from Euro, some smoky BBQ from Miss Moonshines or Russian inspired dishes from Vodka Room? Feast on modern Chinese with Artwok, French inspired cuisine with Paris Butter, authentic Indian from 1947 Eatery and a special collaborative kitchen from Eat NZ by The Cult Project.

Try our Gourmet Hāngi featuring bespoke dishes from a different chef each day including:
- Ben Bayly and his team from The Grove (Saturday evening)
- Kyle Street of Culprit (Sunday afternoon)
- 2014 MasterChef winners Karena and Kasey Bird (Saturday afternoon)
- Augustus Bistro’s Juan Balsani (opening night)
- Will Michell of The Smoko Room at Sawmill Brewery (Friday afternoon)
- Farina's Sergio Maglione (Friday evening)

Electrolux Chefs' Secrets:
Back after last year’s inaugural success, Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets will give restaurant aficionados the opportunity to intimately cook and dine with some of the country’s top names in food, including Nic Watt from True Food & Yoga, The Fearless Kitchen’s Vanessa Baxter and Fish chef Fraser Shenton.

Electrolux Taste Theatre:
The ever-popular Electrolux Taste Theatre hosted by food writer Delaney Mes will return with free live cooking demonstrations, offering guests the opportunity to learn first-hand from the country’s leading culinary stars including George Calombaris, Giraffe's Simon Gault, Cazador chef Dariush Lolaiy, Ganesh Raj of The Tasting Shed, Baduzzi Head Chef Glen File, Little Bird Organics' Megan May, Art Green and Matilda Rice and wholefood writer Kelly Gibney.

Producers Market:
Discover more than 100 artisan producers including award-winning Hogarth Craft Chocolate, Dunedin’s Harpoon Cold Brew Coffee and Mama’s Brew Shop Kombucha to name a few.

Brew Street:
Discover your favourite craft brew and meet some of NZ’s best boutique breweries including Liberty Brewing, Good George, Cassels & Son Brewing Co, Birkenhead Brewery, Tuatara, Harrington's Brewery and Ora Craft Brewery.

Live music:
Enjoy live music curated by Peter Urlich, Too Many Chiefs on opening night, Nathan Haines Band on the Saturday afternoon and a DJ Set by Peter Urlich himself on Saturday evening.

As the event date gets closer some ticket allocations may run out at which point the next release of tickets will go on sale for a slightly higher price.

General Admission Ticket:
Entry to the festival, plus chef demos, cool pop-up bars, live music and more than 100 artisans/producers (many offering samples).

Premium ticket:
Additional $40 Crown Card (festival currency) and Festival Glass.

Qantas Vip Experience:
Fri 5:30pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm
Rub shoulders with the stars, dabble in exclusive dishes, premium wines and relax in exquisite luxury in the Qantas Hospitality Marquee. This year sees an enhanced level of comfort, with full access to a larger Marquee, meaning more space and luxury.

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