Dine On Haute French Cuisine, See The Surrealists & More Fun Things For The Weekend
Sate your creative appetite and try several feasts for the senses this weekend
Dine on fine French food
Auckland’s Euro has released its new winter menu, and it’s simply decadent. The recently refurbished restaurant has cast an homage to Paris (and its roots) with bouillabaisse and line-caught fish, octopus and saffron rouille, steak frites with wagyu bavette, been cassoulet and more.
We recommend trying the aptly titled Winter's Bone cocktail, made with spiced brandy, fig, red wine, lemon and egg whites. Shed 22, Princes Wharf, central city, Auckland.
See Surrealist Art: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The outrageous, humourful, and certainly shocking works of Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Leonora Carrington and more are on show in an unmissable surrealist exhibition, with 180 works spanning from the 1910s to the 1960s, at Te Papa. Dali’s iconic pouting lips sofa is on display, as is Margritte’s outre portrait The Glass House.
Learn about the Cabaret Voltaire and Dadaism, and step into a digital projection of one of Dali’s most notable paintings. Open from Saturday June 12 to Sunday October 31. 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington.
Check out Moana Waiwai, Moana Pati
Curated by the esteemed Nigel Borell, Moana Waiwai, Moana Pati, presented by Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, will bring together nine local artists and their works, all produced during the 2020-2021 lockdowns.
Roughly translated to “from open seas to the shallow waters,” it’s a celebration of community, of innovation, and of the diversity of Pacific creatives. Saturday June 12 to September June 25. Open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday; 11am to 4pm, Saturdays. Tautai Gallery, 300 Karangahape Rd, central city, Auckland.
Grab some records
Music institution Real Groovy is hosting its Record Store Day this Saturday, June 12. There will be DJs, including Zexii and Brendhan Lovegrove, plus deals and giveaways to sate vinyl lovers' fancies. 9am to 6pm. 520 Queen St, central city, Auckland.
Head to Best Wishes’ pop-up
The delightful homewares store is coming to fashion label Penny Sage’s Auckland store for a two-day pop-up. Find ceramics, practical (and stylish) accessories, laundry bars, vintage scrunchies and more from 10am to 4pm. Friday June 11 and Saturday June 12. 6A Kirk St, Auckland.
Learn how to bake with gluten-free pastry
Beloved baker Jo Seager will be whipping up some sweet treats and passing on tips as part of Coeliac Awareness Week at Christchurch’s Riverside Market. The event is free, but registration is required. Friday June 11, 12pm to 2pm. Head back to the market on Sunday June 13 for more gluten-free morsels from Herba Gourmet, FOG Food, Bennetto and Howler Hotdog. 96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central.
Catch Deborah Crowe’s new floral showcase
The Auckland artist will be presenting Urban Reflections, an exciting new flora-filled body of work at Ponsonby’s Studio One Toi Tu. Opens Thursday 10 June, and runs until Thursday July 8. 1 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
Head to a chocolate festival
Chocolate lovers and sweet tooths alike should scoop up tickets for this year’s Chocolate and Coffee Festival. The Cloud’s cocoa-filled spectacular boasts 60 exhibitors, a lounge and demonstrations from baker Annabelle White. September 11 and 12. Tickets are on sale now.