Snack Club: 7 Unmissable Food Events in October
Save room next month for a vegan Asian feast, an oysters and wine festival plus over 80 artisan chocolate and coffee stalls
The Oyster and Wine Festival at Matakana Country Park
Seafood lovers won’t want to miss The Oyster and Wine Festival at Matakana Country park. Mahurangi Harbour oysters will be served with local wine, plus there'll be entertainment and the popular shucking competition.
When: Sunday October 7, 10am-4pm Where: 1151 Leigh Rd, Matakana Tickets: Adults $39.50 including an event glass, first glass of wine or beer and 2 oysters. VIP and children tickets available. Book at Oysterfestmatakana.co.nz
South East Asian Vegan Feast at The Tasting Shed
Kumeu’s The Tasting Shed will spice things up plant style with a six-course menu inspired by the diverse vegan cuisine of South East Asia.
When: Wednesday October 3 – Thursday October 4, 6:30pm Where: 609 State Highway 16, Kumeu Tickets: $70 pp. Book at Samantha@thetastingshed.com
Acme Pop-Up at Culprit
Renowned Sydney restaurant Acme will take over Culprit for a one night only pop-up. Co-owner Mitch Orr’s nine-course menu will focus on modern Italian pasta dishes such as pig's head macaroni with smoked egg yolk. Natural and organic wine will be served.
When: Tuesday October 2 Where: 12 Wyndham St, Auckland City Tickets: $125 pp (9 courses, snacks, main and dessert). Book at Culprit.co.nz
Japnese Degustation at Uxbridge
In a first of this series of introducing great chefs to Howick, Toshiyuki Nakanishi of Masu will serve a five-course Japanese inspired degustation including a sushi and sashimi platter and braised wagyu beef at the independent arts and culture venue Uxbridge.
When: Wednesday October 10, 6:30pm Where: 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick Tickets: $69pp. Book at Uxbridge.org.nz
The Cult Project at Culprit
The Cult Project’s Carlo Buenaventura will treat diners to his Filipino cuisine and heritage in a three-course sharing menu at Culprit. The co-owner and chef of this low waste and unique pop-up initiative will cook recipes passed down from his family referencing an old south Philippines style of eating “SuTuKil” (Grill, boiled, pickled) with a contemporary New Zealand spin.
When: Monday October 29 Where: 12 Wyndham St, Auckland City Tickets: $65 pp. Book at Culprit.co.nz
Indian Street Food at Homestead
Homestead is throwing a Varanasi street food feast to celebrate artist Anna Crichton’s latest exhibition inspired by her travels to India, which is on show at Pah Homestead. Live Indian music will get the vibe going and diners will take home a screen-dyed napkin made by Anna.
When: Thursday October 11, 7pm-10pm Where: 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough Tickets: $79pp. Book at Eventbrite.com
The Chocolate and Coffee Show at The Cloud
The Chocolate and Coffee Show will return in October with over 80 exhibitors of the country’s best artisan chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and other tasty treat makers set up at The Cloud. Enjoy live demonstrations, masterclasses and samples galore.
When: Saturday October 6 – Sunday October 7, 9am-5pm Where: The Cloud, Queens Wharf Tickets: GA $17.50 Masterclasses $45. Book at Eventbrite.com