All foodies love the thrill of discovering a new dish, new restaurant or new shop to buy provisions for their own amazing culinary creations. Auckland company Finding Flavour was established to introduce Kiwis to the world of flavour that exists in their own backyard.
Lynn Huhtala and her team organise discovery tours for foodies, mainly in and around Auckland. They delight in introducing customers to unique markets, food and wine suppliers and people who share their passion for quality food.
The tours typically include lots of tastings, opportunities to talk to artisan food makers and visits to suppliers to pick up ingredients, so you can recreate the dishes you've tasted.
Marvel at the amazing diversity of ethnic and artisan food available over the Harbour Bridge. Just a few of the highlights, from among the many you can expect are:
• a visit to a German bakery
• a Halal butcher
• a Middle Eastern foodstuffs supplier
• a friendly family-run South African deli
• a French bakery
• Asian food shops
• Kiwi coffee roasters and chocolate makers.
When: 26th of May 2012
Start time: 9:00am
Finish time: 4:30pm
Bookings: book online Finding Flavour
The age-old tradition of small, often family-run specialist food shops is alive and well in the charming historic village of Mt Eden. Come and see for yourself!
The meeting point for the tour is local icon Frasers Café , on the corner of Mt. Eden Road and Stokes Road.
As well as sampling quality produce and top notch cuisine you will also get to meet the friendly faces behind the businesses, many of which are operated by multiple generations of the same family.
Among the stops on the tour are:
• a cake shop
• a family-run fruit shop
• an artisan bakery
• an old-fashioned butcher
• a deli
• a delicious two course lunch and a glass of wine at the acclaimed Molten Restaurant .
When: 20th of June
Start time: 10:00am
Finish time: 2:30pm
Bookings: book online at Finding Flavour. Please be aware that a minimum of two people is required to run the tour.
Visit Finding Flavour for more information on the company and future tours.
Editorial by Nicholas Chidley
17 April 2012