FISH: Lunch With A View

FISH: Lunch With A View

Honest food, he says. “What is that, exactly?” I ask. Meanwhile, dessert is a difficult choice between chocolate tart and the exquisite cheese selection. I’m having lunch with Fraser Shenton, head chef at FISH at Hilton Auckland. Chef decides on the chocolate tart which is indulgent. Thankfully I’m good at indulgence.

A Night In Paris (Butter).

A Night In Paris (Butter).

Last night, I spent the evening in Paris Butter (the restaurant, not the condiment) and I remembered. Firstly, I remembered delicious meals at Vinnies, as I stepped over the familiar V in the entrance tile. And then I remembered Paris, with the winter light crisp in the air and the delight of the menu du jour awaiting me.

The Crab Shack Auckland.

The Crab Shack Auckland.

There’s nothing quite as thrilling for a foodie than getting to a new restaurant within the first week of opening. Luckily, I have friends who live on Princes Wharf who were equally keen to check out the new neighbourhood local. During our pre-dinner drinks in...
Last Night I Ate At Ebisu

Last Night I Ate At Ebisu

Ebisu is quality Japanese at about the same price point as Masu in Federal St, with less fusion influence. All the classics are there – essential Rainbow roll, karaage and sashimi. Best – the fried flounder served on the deep fried spine from which the...
Last Night I Ate At Euro.

Last Night I Ate At Euro.

Simon Gault’s Euro has been an institution on Auckland’s waterfront, particularly if you have a hankering for rotisserie chicken. Recently there’s been a shift at Euro to embrace a new way of eating – less sugars, more whole foods, less...
Last Night I Ate at Apero.

Last Night I Ate at Apero.

This is the ‘Something Fishy’ at Apero Food & Wine, the new offering from Leslie and Mo. You’ll find it tucked into a narrow long room on K’Rd. They serve delectable, careful food. The housemade everything is delicious but the sausage by...