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Enjoy W&F - a weekend of food, wine, fun and friends

Enjoy a weekend of food & wine, friends and fun

Our 3rd W&F Celebration starts this coming weekend

Come and meet Chef David Puig Zaragoza, originally from Barcelona and now based in Hong Kong. "My love and journey of food began when I was a child at my grandmother's home, as she was always preparing difficult but delicious meals". David will teach three cooking demonstrations over the weekend and the real treat for the committed foodlover will be his 6 course dinner paired with a selection of outstanding Spanish wines from grape varieties, little understood in New Zealand and which offer a whole new perspective on wines from Spain. The Tapas dinner is on Saturday 10 Sept at 7pm at NZSFW.

Highlights include:

  • Natural Auckland oyster gazpacho with Menganito Verdejo;
  • Slow cooked duck egg with chorizo and potato foam paired with Bajondillo Garnacha;
  • our very own organic Pigeon Bay Lamb racks with a Spanish twist;
  • Hand piped curros with caramel cream paired with Alvear Moscatel, a delicious sweet wine made from aromatic muscat grapes.

We have two wine tasting sessions.

  • Sunday 11 Sept  at 12-5pm
  • Monday 12 Sept  at 4-8pm

Feel free to drop in after work. You can walk around the Wine Room tasting some exceptional and hard to find New Zealand wines and discovering some new treasures which you can purchase on site - including Lynnette Hudson's Tongue in Groove Riesling from Waipara, Misha’s Vineyard Rosé, Clos Marguerite Pinot Noir, Pasquale Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer from Waitaki, Elephant Hill Syrah, Osawa, Kumeu River, Single vineyard Villa Maria wines not to mention Greystone and Pegasus Bay.

Also in the Wine Room you can taste Wines from Spain. Spain grows indigenous vines with poetic names – the white wines are often crisp with mineral notes while the red wines burst with plush ripe red fruits reflecting Spain’s hot, Mediterranean climate.

Join our Spanish Wine Masterclass on Saturday 10th September at 5pm with Sophie Cotter to learn more about these innovative and fascinating wines.

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CHEF FINN GYBEL  Originally from Denmark, Finn trained as a chef in leading Danish restaurants before heading to New Zealand with his family two years ago.

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Celia Hay

Celia Hay's fascination of flavoursome food, international cuisines,  fine wine and the art of hospitality led her to establish *Hay's Restaurant* in 1994 and the *New Zealand School of Food and Wine* in 1995 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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