Visa Wellington On a Plate

Visa Wellington On a Plate

WOAP, is New Zealand's annual culinary festival. This year's festival features some of our best Wairarapa restaurants, chefs, vineyards and cafes! 

In conjunction with Wellington On a Plate we have 2 tickets to A Pig Of A Day up for grabs!

There's nothing quite like sitting down to a delicious meal in the winter. Check out our Wairarapa events:

Clareville Bakery Bread Masterclass 
Mix, shape, ferment, bake and much more with the award-wining Clareville Bakery! Come and find out how it feels to make your own bread. Bring your own apron and the rest will be provided including a glass of wine and cheese board. You will take home all bread that you create.
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Fermented Fashion
Experience upcycling at its finest with a sustainable evening of wine, food and fashion at Gladstone Vineyard. Enjoy a 3-course feast from Wairarapa produce and deliciously edible food ‘waste’ created by local chef, Ant North. Sip on world-class, sustainable Gladstone Vineyard wines and enjoy streetwear, haute couture and more featuring the winners from the Oversew Fashion Awards.
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A Wairarapa Affair
Meet the makers, farmers and artisan producers of some of the finest products in the Wairarapa. Start with a pop-up local producers market then Rachel Priestley of La Pancetta, NZ Free Range Butchery & Prodigal Daughter teams up with Dale Keith of The White Swan to create a 4-course feast made exclusively from local Wairarapa produce.
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A Pig of a Day
Enjoy a rare opportunity to go the whole hog! Visit the Longbush pork farm & meet the producers, enjoy a cured meats demonstration and tasting at La Pancetta with Rachel Priestley of Prodigal Daughter. Then sit back, relax and dine on a 3-course banquet including Rachel's signature rolled Tuscan pork belly and local wine.
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Perfect Pastry Class
Join award-winning baker and pastry chef Michael Kloeg from the Clareville Bakery for a hands-on masterclass to find out his secrets! Learn about pastry making, shaping, baking, and eating! Bring an apron and Clareville will provide the wine and cheeseboard to accompany your lesson plus you will be able to take your pastries home.
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China to NZ with Words, Wontons and Wine
Join Helene Wong, The Country Cooking School, Ata Rangi wines and Olivo olive oils for a luncheon to remember. Explore strong links between Wairarapa's superb wine, food and its Chinese community. This lavish luncheon pairs Ata Rangi's wines with Wairarapa produce and olive oils in a Chinese themed 3-course luncheon. Author, actor, director & critic Helene Wong will discuss growing up as a Kiwi in New Zealand and discovering her Chinese roots.
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Wellington On a Plate

Dine and Burger Wellington

Some of our cafes and restaurants have developed limited-time-only Festival Dishes plus incredible burgers pushing the boundaries on the everyday burger!

Clareville Bakery 
Festival dish: Braised lamb neck, quinoa, brown rice, pea, broad bean, flatbread, feta dressing, pomegranate drizzle.
Burger: Wham Bam Thank You Lamb! Eketahuna Country Meats lamb patty with Parkvale Mushroom stuffed with Kingsmeade Castlepoint feta and beetroot relish in a Clareville Bakery honey oat bun.
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Cafe Medici
Festival dish: Palliser Ridge lamb backstrap, dukkah, lamb croquette, Schoc Chocolate-spiked cottage pie, cauliflower purée.
Burger: Beef patty with Mela cider, Kingsmeade Wairarapa Jack cheddar and Fix & Fogg peanut butter BBQ sauce in a Clareville Bakery bun, with sweet potato fries.
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Greytown Hotel
Festival dish: Seared ostrich marinated in smoked paprika served with horseradish mash, garlic carrots and a red wine beetroot and chocolate sauce. 
Burger: Smokey venison and blue cheese patty and Boerewors sausage patty with gouda, local beetroot, tomato, lettuce, mustard and Greytown Hotel spicy BBQ sauce. 
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