Taste of Auckland Set to Tempt the Taste-Buds of Auckland
Tuesday 3 September, 201
Restaurants Get Ready: Taste of Auckland Set to Tempt the Taste-Buds of Auckland
Taste of Auckland knocks over the milestone of its fifth anniversary this year and the organisers are expecting the verdant fields of Victoria Park to be filled to the brim with happy foodies from 14 – 17 November.
With only 10 weeks until the big event, the organisers are saying to the food industry, “book now or you’ll miss out on your place in the best food event of Auckland!”
Rob Eliott of events company Lemongrass Productions, which organises Taste of Auckland Festival, says Taste is now well established and has a “happy place in the hearts of Aucklanders”.
“Each year our audience is building and the concept continues to evolve with the changing palates of foodie consumers, and this year we know that the flavours, sounds and smells of Taste will be irresistible to Taste visitors old and new,” says Eliott.
“With an expected audience of over 25,000, the festival is an annual favourite for food and wine exhibitors but if they want a spot they’ll have to be quick, as places are filling fast with liquor licensing final call date of 6 September,” he says.
Taste of Auckland has the concept of the ultimate food festival down to a fine art. Capable of including up to 15 restaurant kitchens, a huge corporate dining marquee, the F&P Chefs Kitchen, hosted by Nadia Lim, and up to 120 other providores, it comes together like a well olive-oiled machine.
Already on the menu for Taste of Auckland 2013 are top names Fish, Depot, The Grove and The Commons, plus new additions to the Auckland dining scene Everybody’s, Izakaya and Baduzzi. Food celebrities Nadia Lim and Josh Emett will also be playing lead roles, with most of our nation’s greatest chefs appearing in the restaurants, at corporate events and associated functions.
The popular BMW Food Theatre will also return this year also, along with a new feature, the Plumm Wine Theatre Masterclass with Plumm Ambassador, award winning wine writer and educator, Matt Skinner.
All that, plus top notch entertainment on the Peroni Bandstand from talent curated by Peter Urlich, cocktail making and more, is expected to bring more than 25,000 visitors to the festival.
“This is the food industry’s first and best opportunity to show their new menus and food offerings for the upcoming summer and Christmas period,” says Eliott.
“We’re keen to start promoting the participating exhibitors this month, so my advice is to get in quick,” he says.
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