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Win a double pass to Taste of New Zealand


Taste New Zealand has given me a double pass to give away to one of our blog readers. The tickets are valid for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday sessions.

Picture Auckland’s Victoria Park on a warm afternoon amongst a buzzing crowd, a delicious plate courtesy of Rick Stein in one hand and a food-matched glass of Mount Riley Pinot Noir in the
other. Leisurely meander amongst over 140 kiosks displaying the finest New Zealand artisan producers, sample boutique wines, oil, chocolate and breads.

If that wasn’t enough to satisfy your senses there is an all-star line up of award winning chefs such as Rick Stein, Gary Rhodes, Josh Emett, Annabelle Langbein, Warren Turnbull, Jonny Schwass & Ben Bayly who will be sharing their knowledge and culinary skills with you.

Make sure you see other fantastic Festival features including the Fisher & Paykel Kitchen, Waiwera Chef’s Table, Peroni Bandstand, The Whiskey Shop Masterclass and the Small Producers Market. Sample tasting size servings from a selection of New Zealand’s top restaurants serving their signatures dishes:

The Grove
Roasted Kiritane crayfish with Beurre Café de Paris and Vivian cress.
Dallows at Sale St
Cured big eye tuna with verbena jelly, avocado, lemon oil dust and Japanese style tomatoes.
District Dining
NZ oysters with Vietnamese dressing, crispy shallots and coriander.
Charcoal grilled sumiyaki grain fed Angus beef eye fillet, garlic teriyaki sauce, carrot and Gobo burdock puree.
Marvel Grill
Marvel Mixed Grill – Lamb cutlet, eye fillet, pork hunter sausage with roasted garlic watercress and merlot jus.
Ponsoon Poon
South Indian Venison Curry – Canterbury wild venison slow cooked with garam masala, cumin, coriander and chilli.
The Wharf
Sugared saffron strawberries served with dark chocolate mousse, biscotti crumb, vanilla mascarpone and hot mint.

What does the double pass give you? Entry for two to one of the following sessions: Wednesday 19th October, Thursday 20 October, Friday 21st October: 12.00 – 4.30pm and 5.30 – 9.00pm

So how do you get your hands on the free double pass? Just leave a comment at the end of this post and perhaps tell us what you are looking forward to about the event.
We will do a draw on Wednesday, 5th October 2011 and announce the lucky winner.

The competition is limited to New Zealand residents only.

More information about the event and schedules at


17 Comments Post a comment
  1. Alli #

    I’d like to be entered do I could gift the tickets to my mum who lives in Auckland. She was widowed when us kids were early teens & worked hard to bring us up. Now she’s retired and on a limited budget, an event like this would be really special for her 🙂

    September 28, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      Yes, of course you can gift them to an NZ resident. I just want to make sure they get used. Thanks

      September 28, 2011
  2. sherry #

    i’d like to get tickets because i love food with all my pookoo:-)

    September 28, 2011
  3. Teena #

    I would love tickets to Taste of NZ to treat my husband to an evening out. It would be great to try different foods from different restaurants all in the one place.

    September 28, 2011
  4. Samantha #

    I’d look forward to sampling those dishes from our top restaurants – mum and I are foodies in training! 😉

    September 28, 2011
  5. Lauren Hagan #

    I would LOVE to win a double pass, i have had my eye on this event for some time now. I am most looking forward to checking out Rick Stein, i am such a fan of his and for a bit more of a local twist, Annabel Langbein will be great also!

    September 28, 2011
  6. I would love to win tickets…haven’t got round to buying any yet. It reall was wonderful last year, so much amazing food on offer & came away laden with bags of kiwi goodness 🙂

    September 28, 2011
  7. I would really love the chance to enjoy this whole experience for the first time and taste delicious dishes that probably otherwise I’d not have the chance to try. What a lovely surprise to come on your blog and find this.

    September 28, 2011
  8. Maureen #

    What a great event! I would love to win tickets.

    September 28, 2011
  9. Shirley #

    Would they be able to see themselves to a couple of plane tickets?
    Sounds a great day!

    September 29, 2011
  10. What a pity I am promoting the book in the South Island that week, maybe next year…

    September 29, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      You’re a busy bee Alessandra! Maybe next year we can get a group of bloggers together and go?

      September 29, 2011
  11. I wanna win this one 🙂
    I expect a lot of good food.

    September 29, 2011
  12. oh boy! I’ll jump at any chance to get amongst delicious wild venison, also everything that Cocoro do is epic. Send those tickets this way!

    October 2, 2011
  13. This would be a great way for me to take my wife out for a “Just Us” day… even if it’s only a half-day. I am looking forward to getting a chance to see some of the magic up close and personal – heard about many of the dishes that will be prepared, but have yet to try any of them.

    October 2, 2011
  14. I’m sure Simon and I can put a double pass to use 🙂

    October 3, 2011
  15. Tara #

    I am looking forward to a time of great food, friends, wines and advice. Taste combines all these elements to bring a day of fun and fantastic experiences. Being introduced to new foods, flavour combinations and techniques sounds like a dream day to me.

    October 4, 2011

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