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SidArt Introduce Plant-Based Menu
Eat Drink Love Ponsonby has arrived for the month of May and local legends, SidArt, are hopping onboard with a special plant-based menu. The fine dining institution are introducing a five course plant-based discovery menu ($115 per person) and seven course plant based discovery menu ($155 per person) for the entirety of May. Vegans rejoice, you'll also be able to add a vegan wine match so you can revel in the whole experience SidArt is well-known for.
Bookings are available now for May's Tuesdays – Saturdays dinner service, and if history tells us anything – you'll want to get in quick!
Wine Not A Chardonnay For Mother's Day?
Stuck on the perfect Mother's Day gift? Villa Maria has you covered with a foolproof gift idea that almost every Mother is dreaming of. Mums only deserve the best, and that's why Villa Maria's range of Chardonnay passes the test in luxury, taste, and thoughtfulness. Decide between a smokey, nut flavoured Barrique Gisborne Reserve, a distinctive Ihumatao Chardonnay, an elegant Single Vineyard Taylor’s Pass or a cheeky youthful Reserve Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay.
You can order with a few clicks of your mouse and that's Mother's Day sorted!
DIY Bottomless Frosé Takes Over The Viaduct Rooftop
If you haven't seen the viral sweetified walls of Dr Rudi's lately, then you have to be living under a rock. Viaduct veteran, Dr Rudi's, has stirred up great success with their latest pop-up – a bottomless session of Frosé with a buffet of lollies to top your glass off with. The two-hour session includes bottomless Frosé in two flavours (strawberry & lime and raspberry & passionfruit), access to a variety of your favourite sweets to supercharge your slushy, and one of Dr Rudi's famous foot-long pizzas. The options are endless – and for $49 per person, it's a steal for enjoying a sun-soaked afternoon on the rooftop bar.
Bookings are essential while the pop-up runs, with the last date being June 6th. Get in now!
Shake Out's Divisive New Shake
Love it or loathe it? Shake Out wants to figure it out once and for all – is black liquorice a winner? Taking the nostalgic Liquorice Allsorts, Shake Out has created the Liquorice Smallsort shake in collaboration with RJ's. Made up of three layers (pineapple, lime, and coconut) all with an NZ soft serve blend base, the shake also features an RJ’s liquorice layer topped with lime cream, finished off with the RJ’s Licorice Smallsorts themselves.
The icy treat will be available for six weeks only, so if you're a black liquorice fanatic – or you're still on the fence – head along to any Shake Out nationwide before June 7th and get your hands on the Smallsort Shake for just $8.50.
Bread & Butter's Mother's Day Gift Boxes
Is Mum a bit of foodie, just like you? Bread & Butter are making Mother's Day a real piece of cake this year with their gift boxes filled with fresh organic pastries and all the necessary accompaniments. Their Mother's Day Box contains four pastries (two cinnamon hearts, two fruit danishes), one small sourdough loaf, 80 grams signature house whipped butter, four raspberry and lime yo-yo biscuits and a Seedlip 50ml mini with East Imperial tonic for Mum to whip up a G&T to enjoy with her pastries. Coming in at $50, you'll be the favourite child by picking up a big box of fresh pastries (or having it delivered for $5) come Mother's Day.
If your budget is slightly smaller, Bread & Butter is also offering a $30 box with six freshly baked danishes. Place your order for the Ponsonby or Whangaparaoa stores online here.