Unpretentious Infusions

“New Zealand has gone from a foodie backwater to a champion of fresh, unpretentious fare,” CNN reporter Simon Farrell-Green’s writes, suggesting that you “don’t miss out”. “Increasingly, the best places to eat in New Zealand are casual and unpretentious. Since the 1980s, though, the country has changed markedly, and now the focus is on ingredients. ‘Despite New Zealand being small,’ says food blogger, reviewer and comedian Jesse Mulligan, ‘there’s still a distinctive regionality to the food, which means the menus change subtly as you head down the country.’ Plump Clevedon oysters about Auckland, fragrant saffron-infusions in the Hawkes Bay, fresh blue cod in the deep south.’” Auckland restaurants Coco’s Cantina, The Gove and Depot take the top three spots in Farrell-Green’s list of “New Zealand restaurants you shouldn’t miss”.

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