76 days ago

Chef Des Harris joins NZSFW

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

We are delighted to welcome Chef Des Harris as culinary tutor to work alongside Chef Finn Gybel.
Des started his career in the kitchen of Wellington’s Logan Brown Restaurant with Al Brown and Steve Logan and moved to Auckland as executive chef of Clooney in 2006. In more recent years, Des has been executive chef at the Hunting Lodge.

Here is Des with our diploma chefs and his first menu of Beef carpaccio with lemon thyme, black garlic mayo, pickled shallots, brown butter croutons

Goats cheese cappelletti with asparagus, Parmesan & brown butter

Sous Vide Lamb shoulder with Pumpkin molasses, Medjool date, puffed wheat & black olive

Chocolate sabayon tart with white chocolate yoghurt

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Poll: Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers could be taxed $3.50 to enter the CBD during peak hour.

The congestion charge of up to $3.50 could be implemented within three years under a proposal unveiled by officials.

It is hoped a congestion charge would spur people to leave their cars behind but there are concerns those who are less well off could feel the pinch.

Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?
  • 19.4% Yes
    19.4% Complete
  • 72.5% No
    72.5% Complete
  • 8.1% Undecided. It's too complex.
    8.1% Complete
753 votes
1 day ago

Would you pay $3.50 to enter the CBD by car - and again to leave?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The shape of a possible congestion charging scheme has become clearer today with the release of the officials' report. Would you get out of your car ? Read the story below:

16 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.