Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Cafe of the Year winner announced

Cafe of the Year winner announced

NZ CAFÉ OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Paper Moon is set for the stars

Auckland seaside café Paper Moon, Mairangi Bay has been crowned the top café in the country in the inaugural NZ Café of the Year competition.

The Mairangi Bay eatery got a huge thumbs up from the public, receiving hundreds of votes in the nomination stage of the competition.

Now the public’s high praise of Paper Moon, Mairangi Bay has received further endorsement from an expert team of judges including hospitality industry guru Kerry Tyack and New Zealand’s first Master of Culinary Arts, Mark Gregory.

Paper Moon, Mairangi Bay takes out the overall prize in the event organised by The Restaurant Association of New Zealand and is also the regional winner for the Upper North Island.

Other regional winners are:
• Central North Island - Bosco Café, Te Kuiti
• Lower North Island - Mcfarlanes Caffe, Inglewood, Taranaki
• Upper South Island - ARTISAN by Rangiora Bakery, Rangiora
• Lower South Island - The Roost Café, Oamaru

In its inaugural year, the NZ Café of the Year competition has been a hit. Around 400 cafés entered and more than 24,000 votes were lodged by the public, indicating our café culture is more vibrant than ever.

Paper Moon, Mairangi Bay claims the title of NZ Café of the Year 2012 and will feature on the popular primetime TV segment Food in a Minute later this month showcasing its soon-to-be-famous Beans & Bacon dish.

Their signature dish pairs the great taste of Wattie’s Baked Beans with pan-fried chorizo and onion, delicately blended with a smoked tomato relish, served on a perfectly toasted bagel, layered between slices of Kiwi Middle Bacon. It’s topped off with a poached egg and drizzled with buttery hollandaise sauce.

The Food in a Minute episodes are being filmed at the café this week and screen on TV1 and TV2 from 26 November.

In addition, Paper Moon’s recipe is emailed to the Food in a Minute database of more than 100,000 fans and will feature on recipe cards in-store at supermarkets. It also appears on the Food in a Minute and Café of the Year websites and Facebook pages.

Chief judge Kerry Tyack said Paper Moon has a lively atmosphere, exceptional service and “a comprehensively mouth-watering menu”. He said this package provided a memorable experience regardless of whether you are a regular from the local community or a travelling guest.

The winning dish was “generous, innovative and down-right Kiwi. Definitely worth a visit just to try this dish.”

Last month, public voting determined the 15 regional finalists but the cafés were then put to the test by the experts, judged on appearance, atmosphere, service, meals and overall experience.

Other winning cafes and their dishes are:

Bosco Café, Te Kuiti - Bean To Bosco dish
Bosco’s hand made hash browns, stacked with Kiwi middle bacon, a dob of homemade aioli and served with poached eggs and Boston beans on toasted Vogels.

Mcfarlanes Caffe - Kiwi Pork and Beans
Wattie’s Baked Beans, removed from their traditional sauce and enveloped in the café’s own secret sauce then napped atop a thick slice of locally made Vienna and dusted with chopped Kiwi streaky bacon.

ARTISAN by Rangiora Bakery - Kiwiana Eggs Benedict
Bacon wrapped around beans on homemade potato hash, nestled on a bed of spinach then topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce. Served with oven roasted tomatoes for breakfast and a side garnish of salad for lunch.

The Roost Café - Kumara & Bean Patties with bacon skewers
A delightful twist on the kumara pattie with a tasty salsa and bacon accompaniment.

Westport swim instructor Toni Menzies was the winner of the $5000 prize that was up for grabs to members of the public who voted in the competition.

For more information go to www.nzcafeoftheyear.co.nz




© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Inquiry Into One Case Of Dirty Politics

Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the damning inquiry by SIS Inspector-General Cheryl Gwyn, the government’s response yesterday was utterly in character – it released two other major reports at the same time to try and distract public attention...

Inquiries are supposed to re-assure the public. What these inquiry outcomes share in common is a government culture of zero responsibility. More>>

IGIS: Statement On Early Report Release

As the Inspector-General stated at the release of the report yesterday morning, she is examining what steps to take over the early disclosure of information from the report... Ms Gwyn said that she was aware of Mr Goff's subsequent statements that he had disclosed some information concerning findings in the report. She will be seeking further information from Mr Goff and others. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS ON SIS:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

White Ribbon Day: Govt Resumes Sexual Violence Trial Proceedings Work

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal process. The Law Commission will revisit its previous work on alternative pre-trial and trial processes to identify options for improving complainants’ experience in court. More>>

ALSO:

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Rick Ellis As Te Papa’s New CEO

The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism. Much of it has been inspired by the suspicion that Ellis has been hired to pursue the same purely commercial goals as he did at TVNZ, while similarly neglecting the serious cultural side of his mandate. More>>

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news