Food

Great wines need great food, don’t you agree? Hence why we have got together a couple of Auckland’s top food gurus to prepare a range of gastronomical delights.

 

Pasta e Cuore

Auckland’s home of top-quality handmade pasta and without question one of the top restaurants in the country. Pasta e Cuore are an award winning restaurant and pastificio based in Mt Eden. Headed by Stefania, originally from Bologna, who makes no compromises in quality, as she firmly believes that the best tasting food can only be prepared from the best quality ingredients. Be sure to taste some of their fresh pasta dishes and sandwiches!

 

Judge Bao

Bao-bun super heroes: Sauce Boss (Jamie Johnston) and Bun Hun (Debbie Orr) have taken the Auckland food scene by storm in recent years with their modern take on the Chinese classic: bao. The hedonistic flavor combinations come from extensive research, creative thinking and Jamie’s18-years of experience working alongside the likes of Al Brown and Michael Meredith. These handmade from scratch bao buns will give you the strength you need to taste more wine!

 

They'll be supplying the food at the event but to top it all off we've got our friends from Wellington up to show off some delectable chocolates.

 

The Chocolate Bar 

They are specialist importers of a range of the world’s best bean-to-bar chocolates. Be sure to go visit Luke (the Chocolate guru) and buy up a storm from his stand upstairs – right next to the bar!