Three Auckland food pop-ups you won't want to miss

by Paperboy / 19 July, 2017

Some of your favourite Auckland restaurants get into the pop-up game this August: Merediths, Culprit and Orphans Kitchen take on guest chefs and unusual ingredients at three pop-up events.

 

A Māori and Pasifika influenced pop-up

Michael Meredith welcomes guest chef Jeremy Rameka of Pacifica

Napier’s Pacifica is widely regarded as a restaurant worth travelling to: a small, blue, beach shack-like villa on the city’s Marine Parade with a seafood-heavy menu that changes daily, created by Jeremy Rameka (Ngāpuhi-Ngāti Tuwharetoa). Rameka celebrates his heritage through food, by giving traditional Māori and Pacific cuisines a fine-dining touch. Next month, he joins acclaimed Auckland chef Michael Meredith for a one-off, six-course dinner at Merediths, part of the restaurant’s 10th birthday celebrations. Email info@merediths.co.nz for tickets. Sat 5 Aug, $165pp, bookings essential, 365 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden

Waste not, want not

Pop-up event Old M8 turns scraps into a feast

Waste not, want not is the theme for Orphans Kitchen bar manager Vanessa Pritchard, sous-chef Luca Caviola and head chef Conor Wiremu Mertens (above, left to right). Their pop-up dinner Old M8, where typically discarded food will be reused instead of binned, will feature pork neck roasted in coffee grounds alongside “weed salads”, and an entire beef leg is currently being cured for the event. The rest of the menu is top secret for now, but expect the unexpected. Boozy or non-alcoholic pairings included. Email oldm8restaurant@gmail.com to secure your table. Sun 6 Aug, $135pp,  no catering for dietary requirements, 118 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Shepherd x Culprit

A Restaurant Month event

Sip on a gin and juice slushy or Brothers Beer, before Shepherd Elliot (of Shepherd, Wellington) takes over Culprit’s famous trolley service. Choose from various seasonal snacks which focus on lesser cuts and minimal waste, before sharing Culprit mains and sides. Dessert will be a “collaborative treat”.Tue 8 Aug, $100pp, bookings essential, L1, 12 Wyndham St, central city

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