Food, Wine & Beer

Gig Alert:  ‘An Artist at the Table’ with Stephen Martyn Welch at Bistro Gentil
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Gig Alert: ‘An Artist at the Table’ with Stephen Martyn Welch at Bistro Gentil

  Bistro Gentil’s ‘An Artist at the Table’ series continues next week (yay!) with another evening of gastro-art, this time featuring New Zealand’s top portraiture artist, Stephen Martyn (‘Marty’) Welch. You might associate portraiture with fusty paintings of the Queen or the staged, picture-perfect renderings of Maori dignitaries by Charles Frederick Goldie. This is not that. Welch is probably best-known for his TVNZ series ‘The Sitting’, […]

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Wanaka bartender to compete in the NZ finals of World Class Competition
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Wanaka bartender to compete in the NZ finals of World Class Competition

Local bartender and owner of Lalaland Lounge Bar Wanaka Shannon Sanderson has once again made it into the national finals of the Diageo World Class Competition. The Diageo World Class Competition is a year-long journey of qualifiers and heats at national and regional levels, with the Global Final seeing the 50 best bartenders in the world compete in a series of […]

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Piggy Passion returns to Wanaka with NZ’s only ‘Pig in a Day’ Workshops from Preserved
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Piggy Passion returns to Wanaka with NZ’s only ‘Pig in a Day’ Workshops from Preserved

There is a stir in foodie circles in Wanaka as they await the much-anticipated second visit from Preserved Cook School. The team from Preserved arrive next month to share their passion for charcuterie and salumi: the art of salting, brining and curing, meat. Traditional methods of creating food are seeing a rise in popularity. One of these traditions is nearly as old as time itself, the process, […]

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Chestnut confessional: ON the scene with Village Nuts
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Chestnut confessional: ON the scene with Village Nuts

Winter announces itself in Wanaka with a whisk of snow on the hills, frost in the mornings and the scent of burning firewood wafting through town. Since last year, this aroma has mingled with a second, more delicious one: roasting chestnuts. This divine essence comes to us courtesy of Village Nuts. Started last year by Greg Inwood and Lisa Johnston, […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Matthew Brock from Burt.Ritos
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Matthew Brock from Burt.Ritos

Beside Bullock Creek on Brownston St, there’s a little slice of Mexico. Matthew Brock has stationed Burt.Ritos his self-fashioned Mexican food truck here, and we reckon it’s totally awesome. ANNABEL WILSON drops in for a burrito and a chat, and discovers a few of Matt’s favourite things. Read ON to find out how to score yourself a free taco. Then we […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with POPDINING’s Andreas Eggmann
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with POPDINING’s Andreas Eggmann

  ON magazine catches up with our regular food writer; global nomad and gastronomic genius, Andreas Eggmann to talk boats, cooking and doing bombs. Then we tell you What’s ON this weekend in Wanaka.   What’s happening in the world of Andreas Eggmann at the moment? I’m dipping my fingers into a couple new pies and trying to not wear shoes too much. […]

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Locals supporting locals at Lake Bar, Wanaka’s NZ Winter Olympic Hub
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Locals supporting locals at Lake Bar, Wanaka’s NZ Winter Olympic Hub

The Winter Olympic Games kick off in Sochi, Russia in less than ten days, and the ON crew is stoked on the major role Wanaka will play in this global event. With Ski Halfpipe as well as Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle appearing for the first time, this could be New Zealand’s best Winter Olympic Games yet. Several of our athletes […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Oto from Breadkeeper
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Oto from Breadkeeper

    “Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.” — Pablo Neruda Bread has been around for a long time. The Ancient Egyptians, apparently, came up with the idea of using a wild yeast “starter” to create leavened bread, and the Ancient Greeks had over 50 types of bread in their recipe […]

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A six-pack of veggie delights for the BBQ
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A six-pack of veggie delights for the BBQ

Did you know you can cook peas on the barbecue? On’s resident food guru ANDREAS EGGMANN can show you how. Here he shares his ideas for a sausage-free summer sizzle-up. Summer’s here and there is tons of awesome produce reappearing in our gardens and shelves. Gone are the days of solid sustenance; it’s time to dust off the barbeque and […]

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MOJO Coffee Giveaway
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MOJO Coffee Giveaway

  OUR MOJO COFFEE GIVEAWAY IS ALL DONE AND DUSTED. CONGRATS TO ALL OUR WINNERS – ENJOY YOUR JAVA! Free coffee! Yes, it’s true. The fine folk at MOJO Coffee have sent us four packets of their killer java, and we’d like to share our good fortune with you. Enter to win our first prize of one bag of plunger-ground […]

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