Wine and Dine Your Way Through NZ
“From freshly caught seafood to lamb, meat, everything, the delicious yet frequently underrated cuisine New Zealand offers should top your foodie-travel bucket list,” writes A. Van Houten for Paste Magazine in an article that recommends five spots to wine and dine your way through Aotearoa the kiwi way.
“A hotbed for green-lipped mussels, the Coromandel Peninsula is home to the one and only Coromandel Mussel Kitchen which offers up not only mouthwatering mollusks but also housemade beer, a nice selection of New Zealand wine, and live music outside,” writes Van Houten.
When in Hobbiton stop by The Green Dragon Inn, “the pit stop of choice for J.R.R. Tolkien’s hobbits in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit”. At the “rustic tavern” “guests can tuck into classic, hearty pub fare like meat pies and imbibe complimentary pints of Oatbarton Stout or Girdley Fine Grain Amber Ale,” as reported in the article.
The Christchurch earthquakes have “inspired creative rebuilding efforts, such as Thai Container, a Thai-style restaurant that operates out of a tanker-sized shipping crate.”
Wellington is a hot spot for gastropubs and microbreweries. Van Houten recommends Little Beer Quarter, “a self-proclaimed ‘beer geek heaven’ tucked away on Edward Street”.
Queenstown’s burger joint Fergburger is “bustling, and one taste is enough to know why,” writes Van Houten. Try the Little Lamby, “a lamb patty with mint jelly, tomato relish, and all the fixings” or the Sweet Bambi with “wild Fjordland venison with plum chutney.”
Article Source: Paste Magazine, A. Van Houten, September 6, 2016
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