With 25 events and 100+ special menus on offer this American Express Restaurant Month, knowing where to start can be a little tricky. If you're looking for culinary experience you won't soon forget, read on and get familiar with these events.  

A Taste of Maha

Photo credit: Eve Wilson

A Taste of Maha | August 21 

Melbourne’s Maha restaurant is renowned for its fresh, contemporary Middle Eastern menu with a cutting-edge style that has resulted in it earning One Chefs Hat in The Age Good Food Guide annually since 2009 (a year after its opening). Using a fresh, innovative and unrestricted approach with Mediterranean influences, Maha skilfully redefines this ancient cuisine through modern dining. Head chef and owner (also a recognised television presenter) Shane Delia and the Maha team will join Gavin Doyle of SOUL Bar & Bistro to create a one-off menu of full flavoured Middle Eastern dishes and a night of a shared love of food and company. Don't miss it!


Foraged | 23 August 

On this night we take the bounty sourced from our local region by a team of accomplished chefs and one of Auckland’s most experienced foragers, all to be enjoyed from one of the best fine dining restaurants in the city centre. Discover a new appreciation for the wild and foraged as you feel, smell and touch the ingredients in its natural state before going on to indulge in an exquisite five-course dinner expertly matched with an award-winning selection of wines. This is a dinner for those who are willing to try and learn something new.

LuxeLife restaurant month

#LuxeLife | August 31 

If you're keen to experience what it's like to live a five-star lifestyle for a night, this is an event for you. Step into Auckland’s most stylish and chic soiree for one night only in one of the city’s most luxurious 5-star hotels. Experience the allure and elegance of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Hotel as you move through its most intimate spaces. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a glass of Bollinger and exquisite hors d'oeuvres prepared by Lava Dining in Sofitel’s Marina Terrace, then on to indulge in lavish wine and canapés as you explore more of the Sofitel’s most exclusive settings. Aston Martins have been arranged to send you to your final destination.

Fire Me Up

.Fire Me Up | August 24 

Love a barbeque? Don't let the colder weather put you off! This mid-winter barbeque party taking place right in the heart of the city will put a smile on every food-lovers face.Taking place at The Glass Goose with a covered deck, an outstanding team of bar tenders and seasoned chefs are ready to help put a fire in your belly this American Express Restaurant Month. 

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Last updated: 02 September 2019