Farm to Fork

If there’s one thing that Hawke’s Bay is well known for, it’s the incredible produce on our doorstep – after all, our nickname is ‘the fruit bowl of New Zealand!' However it's more than just fruit - it’s the fresh meat, vegetables, artisan goodies (plus more!), and the talented folk who tie it all together that makes Hawke's Bay's foodie scene so good.

Winter F.A.W.C! has got plenty of local chefs who will be taking some of the freshest food from the farm to your fork.

Check out our round-up of events that'll leave you feeling guilt-free this June.


A mid-winter Christmas celebration is arriving at Farmhouse Kitchen, with special guest Kem Ormond from Maison de Cuisine in Havelock North. This will be a hands-on afternoon! The main attraction is the Terrine, and the menu is built up around this. All will be made from scratch, with seasonal produce and French inspiration.


Get ready for the ultimate bootcamp where you’ll eat a top-notch lunch from the pit, and learn the fundamentals of low ‘n’ slow BBQ cooking. Pitmaster, Jimmy Macken, will show you how to get the most out of your backyard BBQ. You will get the low down on competition from Mike Covich, and you’ll meet the butcher who will talk you through the technical cuts on meat.


It’s vegetarian fare that will make you throw your appetite for meat out of the window faster than you can say ‘quinoa’. Join brilliant chef Francky Godinho as he crafts a vibrant, mouth-watering lunch. Whether you’re a long-converted vegetarian or a good old-fashioned meat lover, this afternoon of grazing will be sure to satisfy any taste.


Teaming up with three fabulous local suppliers, Havelock North’s award-winning Malo restaurant is bringing you an afternoon of herbivore heaven fine dining. This is a four-course vegetarian experience, with each course created to highlight stunning produce from local suppliers. You’ll hear from each supplier introducing their products and what makes it so special, before enjoying a course that heroes their ingredient.


Stride into Napier’s only urban Hunting Lodge as The Urban Winery is transformed for an evening of elegant feasting. Guests will be greeted at the door with a welcome drink, before being seated at banquet-style tables for a three-course meal of wild game plus dessert, catered by Mike Moloney. 


Dig in and get your hands colourful at this vibrant hands-on workshop. You’ll be experiencing the colours of the rainbow in an entirely new way as you whip up a fully plant-based seven dish, three-course lunch. Think beetroot gnocchi, bright orange carrot soup or even a blueberry chia dessert.



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