Lunchtime Banquet at Asian Wok

Yum cha (which literally translates as "take tea" in Cantonese) is a popular tradition in regions of China, Hong Kong and Macau. For several years, Asian Wok has been a popular weekend brunch choice for guests from as far afield as Howick. Now under new management, the restaurant is seeking to expand its loyal weekend [...]

Lunchtime Banquet at Asian Wok2021-06-08T13:40:04+12:00

The brewery in our backyard that is taking over the world

It began in 2011 with a couple of local lads who enjoyed making beer in their garage – and now Deep Creek Brewing has flourished into an award-winning, world-class craft brewery. "Paul and Jarred were the main guys behind the business," says Deep Creek's marketing director, Scott Taylor. "They'd won a few home brew [...]

The brewery in our backyard that is taking over the world2019-06-19T00:38:23+12:00

Bodrum Kitchen serves up a Turkish delight for a Mother’s Day brunch

With its stunning outlook towards Rangitoto Island, and the warm waters of the Hauraki gulf winking lazily back at you, Bodrum Kitchen is really a rather special place – and seemed an ideal choice for a meal with mum. Bodrum Kitchen opened its doors in October 2018, offering an authentic selection of Turkish and [...]

Bodrum Kitchen serves up a Turkish delight for a Mother’s Day brunch2019-06-19T00:41:50+12:00

The complicated world of organics

The "good life" may be blooming, but it's far from simple Back in the early 1980s, when Prince Charles started using words like "sustainability" and "organic" he was viewed by some as a radical and even as the butt of jokes. But now, the global market for organic food is worth approx. €85bn (NZ$146bn), [...]

The complicated world of organics2019-05-23T00:45:00+12:00
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