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The owner of Dear Jervois opens a new Scandinavian cafe in Remuera, and all the coffee you can handle this weekend
Snö Cafe in Remuera
Fans of the popular cafe Dear Jervois in Herne Bay can now get their fix elsewhere. Its Swedish owner Therese Hawkins has opened a new spot in Remuera, this time with a touch of Scandinavia on the menu. Snö will include favourites from the Dear Jervois menu like eggs bene, smashed avocado and the rosti stack to sit alongside modern twists on Swedish classics. On the new menu is tostada with hot-smoked salmon and lemony dill cream, vege and pancetta hash with a poached egg, smorrebrod (open sandwich) with meatballs or prawns, and Swedish blueberry waffles. The bright space takes after the name — which means snowflake in Swedish — with soothing white walls, blue counter cabinets and polished tiles. 12 St Marks Rd, Remuera
Keep conscious about food waste by heading along to the event Kai Repurpose. Local food trucks are teaming with KiwiHarvest to served leftover food as a delicious meal with part of the proceeds going to KiwiHarvest, which rescues perishable food for in-need communities.
When: Saturday March 16, 12pm-6pm Where: Silo Park
Tacos and Beer at 46&York
The Lucky Taco will fire up at 46&York in Parnell and $10 will nab you an Estrella-Damm beer and a taco straight from the grill.
When: Friday March 15 – Sunday March 17, 4pm-7pm Where: 46 Parnell Rd, Parnell
New Zealand Coffee Festival
Perk up at the New Zealand Coffee Festival which brings together the best local coffee, tasty food, and music over two days. Attend a master class with top baristas and roasters, and get a buzz on with a large espresso martini bar.
When: Friday March 15 – Saturday March 16 Where: Shed 10, Queens Wharf Tickets: $19 at Eventbrite.com
Degustation at Ampersand Eatery
Ampersand Eatery is the latest to join the natural wine ranks, with the addition of Supernatural Wine Co. to the drinks menu. To celebrate, the Orakei hot spot will host an evening degustation of six courses matched with six wines.
When: Wednesday March 27, 6.30pm Where: 228 Orakei Rd, Orakei Tickets: $99 at Ampersandeatery.nz
Auckland Arts Festival
Jiggly jelly and acrobatic feats onstage? How intriguing. The Auckland Arts Festival will debut the Australian hit family show Jelly or Jam by award-winning circus duo Jascha Boyce and Joren Dawson. The physical theatre sees the performers test the limits of two giant blocks of jelly while exploring themes of finding an identity at a young age.
When: Saturday March 16 - Sunday March 17 Where: Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Tickets: $15 at Aucklandfestival.co.nz
Forest Pop-Ups at The Midnight Baker
Snap up a ticket for the latest dinner event from Forest Pop-Ups (check out @forestpopups) hosted over two nights at The Midnight Baker. Diners will be treated to six plant-based courses with a focus on foraged ingredients.
When: Wednesday March 27 – Thursday March 28, Where: 218 Dominion Rd, Mount Eden Tickets: $86 at Eventbrite.com
The Feijoa Festival in Takapuna
The humble feijoa will be celebrated in a fruity festival in Takapuna. On offer at The Pump House theatre will be feijoa food and drinks infused with the tarty flavour, both sweet and savoury, alongside live music entertainment, art displays, and a feijoa forest dance floor. The event will support The All Good Club, a not-for-profit organisation which raises awareness for men's mental health. The feijoa festivities will continue at Macs Brew Bar Takapuna with professional fire dancers, live bands and DJ sets,
When: Saturday March 30 Where: The Pump House Theater, Takapuna Tickets: Theticketfairy.com
AND DON'T MISS
• A delicious scoop at the newly opened Duck Island Ice Cream parlour in Ponsonby. 182 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
• Saan has cosied up its menu for autumn with dishes including tofu red curry, lemongrass chicken clay pot and deep fried banana adding to the existing flavour packed line-up. 160 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby