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Trending – New Zealand's Foodie News 13th October

By Grace Noles
Villa Marias new tasting platter at the tasting room in manukau estate

All the latest products, new openings, and exciting announcements in Aotearoa!

Girl Guide Biscuits Are Back

After a brief stint of will they, won't they, Girl Guide biscuits are back on New Zealand shelves. Retiring the door to door sales a few years back, the official Girl Guide biscuits in both original and chocolate-covered are on supermarket shelves right now. Pick up a pack for $3.50 with $1 going towards GirlGuideNZ, exclusively at Countdown, FreshChoice, and SuperValue now.

Breville Brings Out 2-Minute Pizza Oven

The Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo.

Kitchen technology mogul, Breville, has launched their latest appliance – the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo. The freestanding counter-top pizza oven heats up to 400 degrees Celsius with the ability to cook a Neapolitan-style pizza in two minutes flat. The Smart Oven has launched in New Zealand just in time for summer, with plenty of opportunity for use during get-togethers and backyard barbies – no need for installing a brick oven. The Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo retails for $1399.95 and is available at Noel Leeming now or all appliance retailers from October 31st.

Newly Renovated, Villa Maria Reopens For Summer

Villa Maria launches their new cellar door, Tasting Room.

The Manukau Estate vineyard has officially launched their brand new cellar door, named Tasting Room. The light and airy space has the perfect indoor-outdoor flow for a relaxed session at Villa Maria, complete with a pairing menu from Collective Hospitality's Executive Chef, James Wilkinson. The award-winning vineyard provides the same winery experience you know and love, just a step closer to home and minus the ferry ride. Pop in for a quick tasting and catch-up or organise your grand event in the gorgeous new space.

Josh & Helen Emett Open Onslow

Josh & Helen Emett open Onslow in Auckland's The International.

The greatly awaited new opening from Kiwi chef Josh Emett, with his business partner and wife, Helen Emett, is upon us. Announcing bookings have gone live for the sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant (which sits in Auckland CBD's The International), anticipation has grown as Aucklanders line up to experience the couple's new venture firsthand. After already receiving positive reviews at their soft opening, Onslow will officially open this Thursday 15th October, with reservations available here.

A Spring Cherry Blossom Paradise Pops Up In Auckland

The Glass Goose Spring Blossom Wonderland is in full force.

Attempting to turn your Covid-blues pink, The Glass Goose has brought back their Spring Blossom Wonderland for October 2020. Featuring a giant Cherry Blossom tree on the rooftop bar, as well as cocktail specials including a gingerbread espresso martini, blueberry mojito, frozen Aperol Spritz, and smoked margarita sour, the wonderland just keeps getting better with a theme of Down The Rabbit Hole and a bottomless High Tea to match. The pop up wonderland will be accessible at The Glass Goose until November 8th, with the High Teas taking place every Saturday.

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