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Auckland's Vibrant Food Scene

About 10 years ago, the food scene in Auckland suddenly woke up and has been reinventing itself every year since. Unconstrained by tradition and with a wealth of excellent local produce, many outside influences have reinvented themselves here.

Taking superb ingredients and open-minded talent as it's base, offerings range from the very freshest sushi and sashimi in the world (our fish flies to Japan and is still extolled as one of the freshest around - come and try it in situ); modern Indian which stands up with the best in London; lots of New Zealand and international offerings; and even one restaurant which carries its opening menu from the 1970s alongside a modern one.  I tried the Canard a l'Orange for old times sake, and it really brought home to me how much more sophisticated our palates are these days.

Anyway - it's well worth spending some time in Auckland to explore the foodie scene, and we've put together this funky little tour to get you around as much in a short time as possible.  The tour can of course focus on the types of food you enjoy the most.  

Indulge in a degustation experience with a difference in the heart of Auckland City. With a dizzying array of world-class restaurants featuring internationally recognised chefs and exceptional service, no visit to New Zealand is complete without experiencing the food and wine scene of Auckland.  Your local foodie guide will meet you at your inner-city hotel and accompany you on a culinary journey of three leading eateries.

Located in the heart of the city, these three restaurants offer three very different dining experiences. The evening starts with an entrée served with an aperitif or cocktail of your choosing at the first restaurant, followed by a main paired with exceptional New Zealand wine at the second venue, finishing up with an individually hand-crafted dessert and beverage of your choosing at the third restaurant.  This experience involves a short, interesting walk between venues where your local foodie guide will provide an orientation of the local area.

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