$150 per person
10 AUGUST, 2023, 6PM & 8PM

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Join Executive Chef, Hyokeun Choi of BODA this Restaurant Month as he takes you on a culinary journey across the Korean peninsula. Set set amidst dazzling views of the Waitematā Harbour, BODA Restaurant translated from the Korean word, Boda (보다) meaning “to watch or to see”, promises a feast for your eyes.. and your stomach!

You're invited to taste a myriad of dishes showcasing the vibrant and regional flavours of Korea and beautiful fresh New Zealand produce and ingredients. From the piquant aromas of housemade gochugaru (Korean chilli powder) and tangy kimchi dishes found in the dining scene of Seoul, to the flavours of umami and all things piscine from Jeju Island. This will be a unique opportunity to experience the passion of this highly skilled and international chef, right here in the heart of the city.

Courses: 5 course menu with drink pairings - there will be individual plates and sharing style. 

Part of Restaurant Month 2023. 

Restaurant Month sponsors
BODA - Restaurant Month 2023

The menu 

Gochujang tuna ssam with baby cos lettuce, baby raddish and pear 
Matched with a glass of Aimery Grande Cuvee 1531 Brut 

Crispy scampi roll with truffle, tabasco mayo and pickled onion 
Matched with a Patron margarita 

Duck breast with Korean chilli glaze, beetroot and lotus jang-a-jji
Matched with a gin-ginger licquer spritz with Bombay Sapphire gin 

Beef short rib galbi with onion, Korean bbq sauce and Korean side dishes 
Matched with a glass of Elephant Hill Le Phant Rouge 2021 

Chocolate forest with yakgwa, raspberry and coconut 

Boda restaurant

About Hyokeun Choi:

Chef Hyokeun Choi is no stranger to refined Auckland kitchens. Upon his arrival in NZ, he landed his first job at Parnell institution, Cibo, then headed onto chef roles in well-established Auckland city restaurants such as The Grove, Baduzzi, Sofitel Auckland and Park Hyatt. Chef Hyokeun now leads the team at Boda Restaurant and oversees all food and beverage operations at the Mövenpick Hotel Auckland as Executive Chef, spearheading a contemporary Korean inspired menu that is a reflection of his culinary passion and influence.

Seoul-born Executive Chef Hyokeun Choi draws on his culinary history starting with his childhood memories in the kitchen with his family. Chef Hyokeun attributes his skill of learning to source and cook with the best and freshest local ingredients of the season to his halmoeni (Korean for grandmother). It was also at this point where he discovered a passion for cooking and sought out a path in the culinary world, from humble beginnings as a kitchen hand, honing his techniques to eventually becoming a notable chef. 

BODA Chef's Table Series - Restaurant Month 2023

Terms & Conditions: 

Important: Strictly R18. Host responsibility limits apply. R18 for the service of alcohol, host responsibility limits apply.

Note about dietaries: As this is an exclusive one-off menu specially designed for the evening, we regret to inform that dietaries are not able to be accommodated.

Details are correct at the time of publishing – subject to change and availability. Event tickets are strictly limited and may sell out, see heartofthecity.co.nz for up to date information.

Non-alcoholic Sanpellegrino fruit beverages are available upon request during the evening.

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Last updated: 20 June 2023