Review: The Bunker

I love fine dining. I think that across New Zealand, fine dining as a concept has lost favour slightly – in recent years, sharing plates have definitely become more trendy. However, in my opinion there is something special about silver service that is hard to beat – especially because it is usually accompanied by top…

Review: Bambuchi

There is a definite lack of restaurants in the suburb of Hataitai when it comes to Friday-night date-night, but Bambuchi is seeking to change that. It is pretty small and easy to miss, except for its neon green sign outside. It serves both brunch and dinner; on Sundays there is also a pop-up pizzeria from…

Recipe: Chicken Korma

Yet another Indian favourite of mine, this chicken korma recipe is probably one of the the easiest curries to like. It’s creamy, sweet but also savoury, and the addition of nuts just give it a tasty crunch. Collect 2 T plain unsweetened yoghurt salt and pepper 1/2 t fenugreek 1 t garam masala 1 t…

Review: Fan-Tan

Fan-Tan is a wonderfully vibrant, modern restaurant in the heart of Arrowtown paying homage to the delights of Asian cuisine. It is a yummy restaurant, but also makes for a great spot for a cocktail. It’s not the cheapest place I have ever been, but the prices were well worth it. It’s always busy (so…

Recipe: Foccacia Bread

Who knew making bread was so incredibly easy? And fun? You definitely don’t need any fancy equipment to make this delicious foccacia and even better, you only need FIVE ingredients! It takes a while to make, just because you have to let the dough rise, but it doesn’t require you to be constantly in the…

Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Cake

This is a recipe almost too decadent for words, but don’t worry I found a way. It is not too technical, but it is an absolute dream for chocolate lovers. It has a chocolate base, a chocolate mousse filling and is topped with a chocolate ganache. Recently, my boyfriend and I were looking to make…

Review: Provisions of Arrowtown

Provisions sits just on the outskirts from the centre of town and is somewhere that we walk past on an extremely frequent basis. Time after time we used to comment “oh we must go there” but we always ended up forgetting about it when it came time to eat, finding ourselves somewhere on the main…

Review: Yonder

Crisp winter days and chilly nights means that my intake of hot chocolates increases somewhat over the winter season, especially when in Queenstown. Unlike Wellington where the winter wind would probably freeze your core, a still day in Queenstown is an inviting one to want to sit outside. Our time at Yonder sat in this…

Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

These cookies are a little taste of paradise. I had no idea that this would be the case as I made them (undeniably, the flavour combination meant they were bound to be delicious) nor as I cooked them, and not even as I presented them did I realise just how tasty they were going to…

Video: Scotland

Scotland is a country not unlike New Zealand. I went to university in Dunedin and there are so many similarities between the two places, from place names, architecture and even culture. The University of Glasgow was in places identical to Otago University (obviously Glasgow was there first, but I was so familiar with Otago already)….