Top Chef to Open Kiwiana

In August, New Zealander and Top Chef season 4 survivor Mark Simmons, is planning to open Kiwiana in New York on Union Street. The restaurant will feature lamb and seafood, both of which New Zealand has in abundance. Though the opening falls during New Zealand’s winter, it is the perfect time to introduce Brooklynians to the wonders of hokey-pokey ice cream. New York’s Nelson Blue and D.U.B Pies are also owned by New Zealanders. Simmons was raised in Invercargill.


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Chef Analiese Gregory Revels in Tasmanian Wild

Chef Analiese Gregory Revels in Tasmanian Wild

New Zealand-born chef Analiese Gregory, 36, tells the Financial Times “why she turned her back on the world’s chicest restaurants to set up home – and a kitchen – at the…