All the latest products, new openings, and exciting announcements in Aotearoa!
The Bavarian's Drool-worthy Schnitz Blitz
Our favourite German eatery is back at it again with their insta-worthy schnitzels, and boy did they out-do themselves this month! The Bavarian on Newmarket's Westfield rooftop is famous for churning out some of the biggest and best schnitzels, often doused in a Jack Daniel's saucy concoction or fire hot sauce. This Autumn, The Bavarian is stepping up their game and introducing 10 new schnitzel flavours as part of their Schnitzel Festival from April to June. These include the Mexican, the Hawaiian, the Nashville, the Oktoberfest, the Garlic & Parmesan, the Jack Daniel's Southern Schnitzel, the Jagerschnitzel, the Parma, and the Mushroom Schnitzel. All the schnitzels will be available daily, with a special $10 Schnitzel Wednesday deal. Complete with a hefty portion of side dishes and the best German beer you'll find in New Zealand, The Bavarian is the place to head for a real belly-warmer.
Don't miss out, book your table right now!
Our Land Is Alive Is Auckland's Hottest New Bar
The day has finally arrived, Cordis Auckland's brand new bar Our Land Is Alive is open for business. After balancing life in lockdown with a grand opening date, the highly anticipated bar is now officially open to drink, eat, mix, and mingle. Located at the entrance of the Cordis Hotel on Symonds Street, it's eye-catching interior instantly draws you in. The inspiration behind the unique design was capturing New Zealand's true beauty, from the menu to the murals and special touches throughout the space. This is the new hot place for cocktails, classics, cheeseboards, and gourmet bites.
Our Land Is Alive is open Tuesdays - Sundays, 12pm to late. Keep your eyes peeled for our first-hand experience at Our Land Is Alive next week!
Coops Scoops Tequila Ice Cream At The Viaduct
We've got word of a special frozen treat heating up the Viaduct. Coops Corner Pub – known for their insane Margaritas and bottomless fried chicken – have once again upped the game with their innovative menu items. Available now, Coops will be hosting Tequila Ice Cream Afternoons with $5 scoops from 2pm daily. You have to try it for yourself, but the boozy ice cream is simply a winner for any tequila or ice cream lover. Book your table to be a part of their Tequila Afternoons and come ready to indulge.
The Easter Bunny has made it to Eight
If you're running late on the Easter plans, Eight is here to save you – as always. Any celebration at Eight goes above and beyond expectations, and Easter will be no exception to this rule. Book your table at Eight between the 2nd and 5th of April to emerge yourself into their Easter wonderland. There'll be plenty of sweet treats along the dessert buffet bar, with dishes to suit each and every diner's tastes. Eight will also have succulent lamb and ham at their carving station, and Easter Eggs for the kids. If you're really looking to relax this weekend, they'll also have a special handcrafted Creme de Chocross Cocktail for the adults.
Eight is open for lunch and dinner on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, as well as dinner only on the 5th, with bookings essential.
Kiss Kiss Expands The Menu
A favourite among the Thai Food lovers in Auckland, Kiss Kiss is our go-to for Thai Asian Fusion cuisine, and we're ecstatic to see some new additions to the menu. There's five new dishes (and secret sixth that is yet to be announced) available at the Mt Eden eatery right now. First up is Kiss Kiss' new Salad Taohoo (tofu salad), followed by Gai Pad Kee Mao (chicken drunken noodles), Bang Bang Beef Noodles, Kaeng Kheaw Wan Nua (beef green curry), and finally deep fried bananas have been added to the delicious dessert menu.
Book your table right here and head in to Kiss Kiss to be one of the first to try their spectacular new dishes! (And you may just get to try the secret sixth dish!)
KitKat Adorns A New Wrapper
KitKat is calling on Kiwis to get behind recycling soft plastics correctly, with a temporary change to their iconic red packaging on their four-finger milk bars. While out and about in dairies and supermarkets over the next few weeks, you'll see the universal recycle sign as a call to action and a reminder to Kiwis that soft plastics can and should be recycled in New Zealand. To recycle soft plastics in NZ, households must collect up their haul including clean chocolate wrappers, ice pack bags, frozen food bags and most clean cling film wraps, and drop them off to any Love NZ Soft Plastics Recycling bins at selected supermarket and other stores (which you can find here). It's easy, it's convenient, and it's doing your part for the planet.
Keep your eyes peeled for the KitKat recyclable wrappers in stores now, and get started on recycling those soft plastics!