The Auckland Food Show is set to take the ASB Showgrounds by storm at the end of this month. The best offerings in food and beverage from across the country from Auckland to the South Island will be vying to seduce the taste buds of show visitors.
Keeping it local first up, make sure you head along to Made of Auckland, a stand out show feature presented by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Made of Auckland celebrates how our region has drawn diverse cultures together to produce a vibrant and thriving food scene. Discover how the land shapes different foods and flavours, and about the diverse people who call Auckland home. Artisan, boutique and well known food produces with fantastic products make up more than 25 exhibitors on the Made of Auckland stand including delights from The Danish Kitchen and Mahurangi Oysters.
Heading south to what’s available in the Thames-Coromandel District, The Coromandel Food Collective has recreated the front yard of an iconic Coromandel Bach scene to offer you organic, sustainably grown fare, fresh lemonade and award winning marmalade, craft beer, delectable marinated mussels and smoky chowder along with chefs who call the Coro home. Pick up a free Coromandel Food Trail Guide or sample the mouth-watering flavours for yourself at The Auckland Food Show, from Coromandel Food Collective exhibitors Hot Water Brewing Co, Blackbeard Smokehouse, to the must-visit Castle Rock Café.
Feel like taking your taste buds on a journey further south? Then keep an eye out for the exhibitors from the Nelson Tasman area. Chia beverages, Proper Hand Cooked Crisps and The Shortbread House are among those serving up a taste of South Island hospitality. What’s more if you collect five stamps from any five Nelson based exhibitors you go in the draw to win a luxurious 4-night getaway to Nelson!
Then moving to the tip of the North Island; the Northland Food & Wine Collective will be busting out some of the region’s best producers of wines, honey, cheese and olives. Tantalise your taste buds and really get a taste of Northland by discovering some of the many specialist gourmet products made in the region. Te Whai Bay Wines, Rawhiti Manuka Honi, Olives on the Hill and Grinning Gecko Cheese Company are a handful of the exhibitors making up the northerly cluster. Combined they should make the perfect antipasto platter!
The Food Show is on from Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 July. Early bird tickets start at $26 for adults, $15 for under 12s, while under 5s are free. Tickets are on sale now so book early online at www.foodshow.co.nz, get the best rates, and go in the draw to win a Sunshine Coast foodie escape for two including return flights, five nights’ accommodation, a cooking school experience and a gourmet food tour. Access to all show features and cooking demos is included in your ticket.