This year's Restaurant Month is almost upon us and we have selected five foodie events that you should definitely check out this August.
Famous Movie Foods Night
Saturday 5 August at Scarecrow
Scarecrow's team and guest chef Arno Jullien have created a special 5-course themed dinner with each dish directly taken from a famous movie; Ratatouille, Forest Gump, Eat Pray Love, Bridget Jones Diary, Eat Drink Man Woman, the Godfather and Harry Potter to bring together cinema and food lovers.
Onam Vegetarian Festival
Saturday 6 August at Ela Cuisine, Elliott Stables
The return of this communal vegetarian dining extravaganza features 12 courses from curries, sides and desserts. Enjoy traditional Indian delights including pappadams, dhal and mooru curry with winter melon. Vegan options are also available.
The Lula Inn Presents: the Kumeu River Winemaker’s Dinner
Tuesday 8 August at the Lula Inn
Discover the length and breadth of Godzone’s best produce, from foaming sea to snow peaked mountains, as local wines meet playful Kiwi cuisine. This intimate winemaker’s dinner will marry Head Chef Sam Clark’s regional cuisine to the wines of our closest winemaking neighbours, Kumeu River.
Eat Albert Street
Thursday 10 August at Various Locations on Albert Street
Spend an evening enjoying eats and entertainment on Albert Street as part of this special food and entertainment circuit. With fare from all over the world, from Italy to Thailand, opera, traditional Asian dance and more, there is something for everyone at Eat Albert Street.
Vivace Long Lunch
Saturday 12 August at Vivace
Chef Paolo Pancotti returns to Vivace for their annual long lunch. As usual, the fire will be roaring, the wines pairing and food flowing. This Italian feast offers an array of Italian favourites including bruschetta, risotto with crumbed salsiccia, cauliflower and pangrattato, and the mouthwatering porchetta roast pork belly.