Brady’s Picks For Wellington On A Plate (WOAP) 2016

Having read through the Programme Guide for 2016, I started compiling a list of the Wellington On A Plate events I wanted to check out this year!

I then thought, HEY – why don’t I share this with you. So here you go.

St Johns’ Supper Tub

This has ME written all over it!

What could be more decadent than chilling in a steaming hot tub with your mates? How about doing it with cocktails and three courses of finger food? Yes please. Now throw in a beautiful waterfront location, fluffy towels, music, and an outdoor cinema, and you’ve got Wellington’s coolest and warmest night out – The St Johns Supper Tub.

WHEN: Friday 12 August, 6pm–8pm, Saturday 13 August, 6pm–8pm, Friday 19 August, 6pm–8pm WHERE: St Johns Bar and Restaurant – 5 Cable Street, Wellington PRICE: Adults – $60

Cardiac Cuisine

Not that I would be up for this, as it seems like an episode of Fear Factor – it sure would be an experience!

Not for the faint hearted – this dinner is a true ‘heart-to-heart’ experience. Jacob and his team at The Larder have their heart in the right place as they dish up six courses of animal and plant hearts. Brace yourself for the tenderness and elegant flavours of elk heart, lamb heart, ox heart, chicken heart, artichoke heart and more.

When Tue 23 Aug from 6pm Where The Larder,
133 Darlington Road, Miramar, Wellington Price $99

Secret Garden Winemaker’s Dinner

Anything with a secret after-party through a wardrobe has me sold!

Enchantment and surprise awaits in Foxglove’s Secret Garden. Enjoy a delicious five-course degustation dinner or lunch with an especially designed menu accompanied by outstanding Martinborough Vineyard wines. Award-winning winemaker Paul Mason will talk you through his selected wines to accompany every course. A truly magical experience celebrating local garden produce, great wine and a secret after- party through the wardrobe.

WHEN Saturday 20 August, 6.30pm (dinner), Sunday 21 August, 12noon (lunch)
WHERE Foxglove’s Queens Wharf Ballroom – 33 Queens Wharf, Wellington PRICE Adult – $155

Poneke Coffee Beer Degustation

Join us for Martin Bosley’s six-course coffee based degustation menu with beer matching. You’ll discover that coffee is not just a morning fix but can be used as an ingredient in preparing delicious dishes. Each dish is further enhanced with the perfect beer pairing by Tuatara. Mojo Coffee will be providing single origin speciality coffee which will be the flavour focal point in all dishes. You’ll be savouring dishes that will surprise and delight your taste buds.

WHEN: Friday 12 August, 6.30pm– 8.30pm WHERE: Poneke by Mojo – 1 Clyde Quay Wharf, Wellington PRICE: Adults – $149

Lan Kwai Fong Lunch Party

Join the Dragonfly team for a light­ hearted visit to Hong Kong’s lively dining district of Lan Kwai Fong, as the dining room is transformed into a casual eatery. Enjoy a selection of Asian tapas, with unique “Japadogs” (American hot dogs with Japanese fillings), lemongrass prawn skewers, sweet and sour Asian pork sliders, chicken coriander and ginger meat balls. Experience our own blend of bubble tea and be enchanted by a special Chinese dance performance.

WHEN: Saturday 13 August, 12noon–2pm, Saturday 20 August, 12noon–2pm, Saturday 27 August, 12noon–2pm WHERE: Dragonfly – 70 Courtenay Place, Wellington PRICE: Adults – $40