Three dinner pop-ups you won't want to missby Kate Richards
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Inspired by Japan
Four different takes on Japanese food
Japan is the land of careful, pared-back cooking, and Auckland is lucky enough to boast a host of restaurants dedicated to masterful renditions of that country’s best cuisine. At the end of next month, chefs from four exceptional local Japanese restaurants – (pictured above, left to right) Yukio Ozeki (Azabu), Makoto Tokuyama (Cocoro), Nic Watt (Masu) and Kazuya Yamauchi (Kazuya) – will present a single meal featuring traditional, contemporary, European-influenced and Peruvian-influenced Japanese dishes. The four-course dinner will be held at Masu, and includes a wine or saké match. Bookings essential.
Sun 29 Oct, 6pm, $150pp, 90 Federal St, email email@example.com to book
The influences of home
A pop-up at Ima Cuisine
Israeli-born Yael Shochat has travelled frequently to Israel and Palestine over the past two years in pursuit of finding new flavours, new dishes and new friends. She will use what she’s learnt on these trips to create a multi-course shared feast at her restaurant next month, promising “a cultural and culinary delight”.
14 & 15 Oct, $80pp, 53 Fort St, central city, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
All the späetzle you can eat
Oktoberfest at The Langham
Slip into some stylish lederhosen for a Bavarian-themed lunch or dinner at Eight at The Langham. The restaurant will offer traditional German fare prepared by German chef, Volker Marecek. Roast pork (with crackling!) comes slathered in gravy, alongside sauerkraut, traditional potato salad (with bacon!) or späetzle (noodles), and there’s strudel and custard for afters. Bonus – it’s all you can eat.
Until 3 Oct, from $59–119, book at email@example.com
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