Jazzy Street Eats, Auckland

Jazzy Street Eats

At the end of August the Auckland Restaurant Month finished with a day of Jazzy Street Eats in Shed 10, Queen’s Wharf.

With a diverse line up of central city restaurants serving up their favourite street food for this one day only. There were tastes from around the globe, from Middle Eastern shawarma to Asian summer rolls, Tuscan donuts and much more.

We arrived late in the day when some of the food was running out after the end of a very successful event. But we enjoyed sharing in the fun of the AKL Street Eats with everyone relishing the good food and wine as well as great music.

Dishes from around the world

There was wine, and beer, as well

Happy eaters

Busy kitchens

Interesting people…

Not forgetting traditional food trucks too

All served with great jazz by the Liam Neeson Tribute Band

A tale of two beaches, part two – Piha

Winter has arrived in Auckland with a week of rain and fog although now there a couple of sunny but cold days. However when we we arrived here six weeks ago we were spoilt with mild weather so it is a pleasure to be reminded of our earlier visit to our second beach in New Zealand – Piha.

Piha map

Heather and Paddy, the owners of WineJobsonline, picked us up on Sunday afternoon and whisked us off west out of Auckland. Through the suburbs, past Wink’s office at Wine-Searcher, then through the ‘botanic garden’ of the Waitakere Ranges Park to arrive at Piha Beach.

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School Lunch in Auckland

Last week I was invited to a school lunch in Auckland, a school lunch with difference.

NZ School of Food and Wine

The New Zealand Food and Wine School, run by the mercurial Celia Hay, offers a variety of courses such as Restaurant & Cafe Management, Cookery, Sommelier, WSET Wine, Stewardess Super Yacht Training and a Foundation Programme in Cookery & Hospitality.

School Lunch in Auckland

Ready for lunch surrounded by Celia’s family photos, sharing a lot of history.

It was the students of the Foundation course who cooked for us and served us, the twenty or so guests.

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