Matakana Farmers Market with Lauraine Jacobs
The Matakana Markets are a national treasure and a culinary success story. And nobody knows Matakana better than author, editor and all-round food champion Lauraine Jacobs. She literally wrote the book on Matakana (which includes 20 of her own recipes!). Join Lauraine and professional guides from The Big Foody for a morning meeting the producers and exploring Matakana Market and the adjoining Matakana Village before indulging in a late brunch with locally grown food at The Farmers Daughter. Includes tour, return transport from Central Auckland, a late brunch, market recipe from Lauraine and a gift bag from Matakana Village Farmers Market.
Clevedon Farmers Market with Geoff Scott
Capture all the rustic charm of the countryside with a day exploring the Clevedon Village Farmers Market with famous restaurant chef Geoff Scott. Geoff spent over a decade as Chef Patron of fine dining Herne Bay restaurant - Vinnies, before becoming a hospitality consultant, food judge, private chef and mentor. What better way to discover culinary gold than with one of Geoff Scott's recipes in hand as he introduces you to his favourite artisans. Includes tour and return transport from the professional guides at The Big Foody, late brunch at the new Hallertau Craft Beer Garden & Restaurant and a gift bag from the Clevedon Village Farmers Market.
Otara Market with Rewi Spraggon
Get a real taste of the Pacific! Otara Market is where the many cultures of Tamaki Makaruau come together to share traditional food, fresh produce, as well as arts, crafts and goods from all over the globe. This is the largest Maori and Pacific market in the world, and who better to be your host than Hāngi Master and TV Presenter Rewi Spraggon? Join Rewi as he talks you through the hītōria (history) of Otara and get hands on to help him pull kai out of the steaming Hāngi Pit. Your ticket includes tour of the market, return transport with the professional guides at The Big Foody, a gift Bag from Otara Market and late brunch at Little Jimmy’s in Epsom for another deep dive into the best of local ingredients cooked to perfection.
Tickets include return travel by coach. There is plenty of parking around the pick-up/drop-off location including inside the Farmers Building Carpark (opposite the Heritage Hotel). Please arrive in plenty of time for the scheduled departure. The coach will return to the city at approximately 1pm – 2pm.