Events

F.A.W.C! Que Syrah, Oh Deer!

F.A.W.C! Que Syrah, Oh Deer!. Friday 6th June 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Church Road Winemaker & Winestate NZ Winemaker of the Year, Chris Scott for a celebratory evening of Syrah. Inside the candle-lit Tom McDonald Cellar you will feast on delectable canapés starring Venison in a variety of ways, matching perfectly with the distinctive, complex and aromatic taste...

F.A.W.C! A Tale of Two Vineyards

F.A.W.C! A Tale of Two Vineyards. Friday 6th June 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

There have been plenty of famous duos in our time but it doesn't get better than this top notch pair of winemakers. Join Warren Gibson from Trinity Hill and Paul Mason from Martinborough Vineyards for a night of wine tasting and dining, degustation style with a course of five to feast on. From...

F.A.W.C! Renaissance Tap Takeover

F.A.W.C! Renaissance Tap Takeover. Friday 6th June 2014 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Join us for Renaissance Biers first ever "Tap Takeover" in Hawke’s Bay with a choice of two of the five biers from the Tap. Sup on the nibbles provided and yarn with Roger Kerrison from Renaissance. Their mission is to make beers that rival their grape based cousins. They produce top end,...

F.A.W.C! Deliciosa | Raclette Goes Spanish

F.A.W.C! Deliciosa | Raclette Goes Spanish. Friday 6th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday 7th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday 14th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday 20th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday 21st June 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Raclette (rah-klett) is both a type of cheese and a type of cuisine, and they (obviously) go great together. Claimed by the Swiss and the French, the cuisine is best described as an ‘interactive winter warming feast BBQ fondue you cook at your table’. The Deliciosa | Raclette Goes Spanish...

F.A.W.C! Sticky & Sweet Degustation

F.A.W.C! Sticky & Sweet Degustation. Friday 6th June 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Warm up this winter with a selection of decadent desserts perfectly matched to Craggy Range wines. Head Chef Leyton Ashley will prepare a six-course sweet degustation menu at the award-winning Terrôir Restaurant, all complemented by the complex and distinct flavours of single vineyard wines from...

F.A.W.C! Fire it Up

F.A.W.C! Fire it Up. Saturday 7th June 2014 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Flames and fire are the order of the night as you relax in front of Crab Farms blazing fire pit to feast on your four course dinner with wine match. Crab Farm Winemaker Hamish Jardine will present his wines and share a wine tip or two. Live music from Jackson Shanks will add to the scene, which...

F.A.W.C! The Cellar Session

F.A.W.C! The Cellar Session. Saturday 7th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

The Cellar Session is an exclusive evening of wine tasting and fine dining in the underground Cellar at Elephant Hill Winery. We invite you to join us for a sumptuous evening where Winemaker Steve Skinner will take you through a tasting of some of his favourite wines as Elephant Hill Head Chef...

F.A.W.C! The Pask Winery Little Late Long Lunch

F.A.W.C! The Pask Winery Little Late Long Lunch. Saturday 7th June 2014 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Pask Winery have sponsored Hawke’s Bay’s Great Long Lunch for nearly ten years and are proud as punch when every year 800 people sit down for a social lunch like no other. For Winter F.A.W.C! they are taking it up close and very intimate with the “Little Late Long Lunch”. Pask Winemaker &...

F.A.W.C! Black Barn goes Underground to Italy

F.A.W.C! Black Barn goes Underground to Italy. Saturday 7th June 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Get a group of noisy friends together; wander in through the Black Barn market area amongst welcoming braziers and spectacular lighting in the trees before you cosy up for the night in the candle-lit Underground Cellar. Pull up a chair at the long rustic Italian family dinner table and fire up...

F.A.W.C! Spinning Plates

F.A.W.C! Spinning Plates. Saturday 7th June 2014 - 8:15pm to 10:15pm
Saturday 28th June 2014 - 8:15pm to 10:15pm

This foodie film is a highly lauded documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the passionate people who bring them to life: three Michelin star restaurant Alinea in Chicago, Breitbach’s Country Dining, Iowa’s oldest restaurant, and La Cocina De Gabby, a struggling Mexican family...

F.A.W.C! El Fiesta de Invierno

F.A.W.C! El Fiesta de Invierno. Friday 13th June 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

El Fiesta de Invierno is a Spanish Winter Fiesta brought to you by Deliciosa and Advintage. Kick off your weekend with a selection of delicious Spanish wines and mouth-watering Tapas served in the Advintage drive-through marquee. This will be a fun, informal, cocktail style event with live...

F.A.W.C! Whiskey by the Fire

F.A.W.C! Whiskey by the Fire. Friday 13th June 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy an evening of whisky tasting by the fire with industry celebrity Dickie Cullimore. What could be better than enjoying a vertical tasting of the Johnnie Walker range with one of the most knowledgeable blokes in the business? Dickie inspires people with a mix of humour and knowledge; his...

F.A.W.C! Winter Fare with Tomorrows Chefs

F.A.W.C! Winter Fare with Tomorrows Chefs. Friday 13th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Join us for dinner with the ‘Chefs of tomorrow”. EIT offers one of the country’s finest hospitality programmes and their Chef and Front of House students aim to show you why. Led by their Chef Tutors, they will prepare you a feast to remember. Dinner will be a six course degustation dinner,...

F.A.W.C! The Winemakers Midwinter Long Table Lunch

F.A.W.C! The Winemakers Midwinter Long Table Lunch. Saturday 14th June 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Clearview is one of Hawke’s Bay’s favourite winery restaurants with a long established reputation for superb wines, great food, and a magical setting on the Te Awanga coast. Join Clearview winemaker Tim Turvey for a four course lunch celebrating rich, seasonal produce with mid-winter dishes...

F.A.W.C! My Chardonnay Rules

F.A.W.C! My Chardonnay Rules. Saturday 14th June 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Is there anything better than sipping a good chardy? Well, Vidals are going one better, not only will you enjoy a glass of their Reserve Chardonnay (matched to yummy canapés) you will spend the afternoon with winemaker Hugh Crichton learning tricks of the trade. Tour the barrel hall, as Hugh...

F.A.W.C! Duck - Egg - Station

F.A.W.C! Duck - Egg - Station. Saturday 14th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

The award winning team at Black Barn Bistro led by Head Chef Terry Lowe are going to take duck and magically transform it in to a wildly varied five course degustation event. Matched to Black Barn wines this will be a quacker of a night. Winter F.A.W.C! - Picture roaring fires glasses of rich,...

F.A.W.C! Feast

F.A.W.C! Feast. Saturday 14th June 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Te Awa invites you to join us for a sizzling Middle Eastern inspired supper club. Head Chef Stephen Tindall will brave the winter chill to cook on charcoal and by firelight to produce a three wave taste sensation for all to savour. Te Awa wines will be available on the evening to purchase and Chief...

F.A.W.C! Market to Retreat with Martin Bosley

F.A.W.C! Market to Retreat with Martin Bosley. Sunday 15th June 2014 - 10:30am to 8:00pm

Spend a memorable day and evening of learning, laughs and luxury with renowned celebrity chef Martin Bosley. He’s teamed up with much loved Black Barn Vineyards for the ultimate foodies day out. Shop with Martin at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market to meet the local growers and purchase supplies...

F.A.W.C! A Crafty Winter's Night with Richard Emerson

F.A.W.C! A Crafty Winter's Night with Richard Emerson. Friday 20th June 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

No craft beer list worth its salt could be without Emerson’s, one of New Zealand’s first and best craft brewers, based way down in Dunedin. Meet brewer Richard Emerson for a fun filled evening as he and chef Cliff Fernandes present a five-course dinner matched with a selection of the southern...

F.A.W.C! The Food + Art Project

F.A.W.C! The Food + Art Project. Friday 20th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday 21st June 2014 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

A delicious creative collaboration between chef and artist. Chef James Beck will work with five artists to realise an unrepeatable meal. Each artist will produce a piece of art specifically for one of five courses. The menu created will both inspire, and be a response to the art. This will be a...

F.A.W.C! The Speakeasy

F.A.W.C! The Speakeasy. Friday 20th June 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

After sundown over the vines, out in the quiet of the Gimblett Gravels, an evening of Prohibition-era entertainment awaits you behind closed doors at Trinity Hill's Cellar Door. 'Bootlegging', gambling, jazz and 'bathtub gin' amongst Trinity Hill's wines and wine-based cocktails will set the...

F.A.W.C! Organic Luscious Lamb

F.A.W.C! Organic Luscious Lamb. Saturday 21st June 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Farmhouse Kitchen is going organic. Bringing together The Organic Farmer, (Sophie Siers), the Organic Butcher (Rex Tidey) and the Organic Cook (Pauline Korevaar)! Get luscious with these three folk in a workshop to discover everything you ever wanted to know about organic farming and boning and...

F.A.W.C! Winter Solstice - Dusk to Dawn with Francky Godinho

F.A.W.C! Winter Solstice - Dusk to Dawn with Francky Godinho. Saturday 21st June 2014 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Millhills Lodge is one of Hawke’s Bay’s newest luxury country retreats and you are invited to an exclusive stay over. Before you hit the hay in a bed the Princess and the Pea could only dream about, you will feast on a four course fine dining experience prepared by international award winning...

F.A.W.C! Night Spice Session

F.A.W.C! Night Spice Session. Saturday 21st June 2014 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Spice up your life with exotic flavours from the Milk and Honey kitchen and bar. We’ve created a unique cocktail menu (available to purchase separately) just for F.A.W.C! using the warmth of spice, blending nicely with our four food plates which will also be showing off different spices. We’ll...

F.A.W.C! Wild & Game with Sacred Hill & Chris Green

F.A.W.C! Wild & Game with Sacred Hill & Chris Green. Saturday 21st June 2014 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Sacred Hill have bowed to the masses, bringing back their hugely popular Wild Game dinner, this year with celebrity guest chef, Chris Green, from award winning Arbitrageur restaurant in Wellington. There’s no party like a party at Sacred Hill’s legendary cellar door and when you throw Chief...

F.A.W.C! Chefs in homes at The Lodge

F.A.W.C! Chefs in homes at The Lodge. Saturday 21st June 2014 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Chefs in Homes is a series of intimate dinners held in some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest homes. Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant invites you to join them for an exclusive evening at The Lodge, where Executive Chef, Ashley Jones, will prepare a sublime seven course dinner matched with Elephant...

F.A.W.C! The Sunday Lunch Club with Simon Gault

F.A.W.C! The Sunday Lunch Club with Simon Gault. Sunday 22nd June 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Spend a long Sunday afternoon with Simon Gault, New Zealand’s charismatic Master Chef Judge and renowned culinary expert, enjoying the very best of Hawke’s Bays food and wine in the handsome country retreat that is Mana Lodge. This memorable lunch, with very limited places available, will...

F.A.W.C! Pipi Sunday Roast

F.A.W.C! Pipi Sunday Roast. Sunday 22nd June 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

At Pipi we believe in the good the old and the simple, standing up when your Grandmother comes in to the room, a well-made Gin and Tonic, Homespun jerseys and Sunday Roast Lunch. So do come and join us for a traditional Hawke's Bay Sunday Lunch, wine from our list will be available for you to...

F.A.W.C! The Artful Cocktail

F.A.W.C! The Artful Cocktail. Friday 27th June 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on up to the top shelf and say cheers to Shaye Bird, the barman who always knows your name. The main man at Emporium Eatery and Bar, Shaye is out to teach you how to make a selection of iconic cocktails. Deconstruct them by tasting all the elements so you know exactly how to construct them at...

F.A.W.C! Death by Dessert - A Murder Mystery Night

F.A.W.C! Death by Dessert - A Murder Mystery Night. Friday 27th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

A night of decadent murder, who could resist? Lord and Lady Toby le Rone from Expertease Theatre will welcome you with open arms to their little celebration at St Georges Restaurant. The award winning chef of the house, Francky Godinho will prepare a dinner that is to die for! Start the evening...

F.A.W.C! Ruth Pretty From Garden to Fork

F.A.W.C! Ruth Pretty From Garden to Fork. Saturday 28th June 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

A woman who needs no introduction to culinary buffs is Ruth Pretty. Tickets to her cooking classes at Ruth Pretty Cooking School, based in Te Horo on Kapiti Coast, are as rare as hens’ teeth but lucky for us, she is coming to F.A.W.C! Spend the day with Ruth at Sileni as she cooks and tells...

F.A.W.C! Steeples Steak & Syrah at the Races

F.A.W.C! Steeples Steak & Syrah at the Races. Saturday 28th June 2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Steeples, Steak & Syrah is a celebration of fine wine, great steak and heart stopping jumps racing action. This one off special event is situated in the finest lounge Hawke’s Bay Racing has to offer with a view of the entire race track at the top of the park. Guests are encouraged to don their...

F.A.W.C! Total BS

F.A.W.C! Total BS. Saturday 28th June 2014 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

The Moana Park vineyard crew have concocted a plan to lay a new fire pit at Moana, fashioning a makeshift flaming outdoor oven rotisserie harnessing the almighty power of fire. Super talented Shed 2 & Caution Head Chef Hamish Barbour will do the honours, sacrificing the meat to the Syrah gods, and...

F.A.W.C! Game. Syrah. Match

F.A.W.C! Game. Syrah. Match. Saturday 28th June 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Presented by winemaker and self-confessed Syrah-centric, Rod McDonald, this is an afternoon tasting and comparing of New Zealand syrahs. Rod has hooked in Rob Beard from Wild Game Salami because wild game is the perfect partner for his much loved syrah. Graze on platters of wild game salami, black...

F.A.W.C! Mission F.A.W.C!-toberfest

F.A.W.C! Mission F.A.W.C!-toberfest. Saturday 28th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Add a little ‘Oompah!’ to your winter dining with a six course degustation dinner of contemporary German cuisine. Executive Chef Daniel Lorch hails from Germany and can’t wait to present you with his modern slant on traditional dishes. Heart warming dishes will be matched to German beers and...

F.A.W.C! Bottoms Up

F.A.W.C! Bottoms Up. Saturday 28th June 2014 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

There can be no butts about it, some of the tastiest things come from the nether regions. There are fine oysters from the bottom of the South Island , the lovely unctuous ness of the tail of the Ox and the juicy bottom cheek of Lamb. Tonight Diva is taking you on a four course dining “celebration...

F.A.W.C! Thali Indian Banquet

F.A.W.C! Thali Indian Banquet. Saturday 28th June 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tonight is your chance to be adventurous and try a different style of dining with exotic foods you might not have ever dared to try. Thali (Hindi: meaning “plate”) is an Indian meal made up of a selection of various dishes starting with different types of breads such as puris or chapattis....

F.A.W.C! Montepulciano & Meatballs

F.A.W.C! Montepulciano & Meatballs. Sunday 29th June 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Trinity Hill welcomes the team from Baduzzi and The Grove, Auckland for this collaborative long lunch- and eagerly awaited 2013 Montepulciano release. The Trinity Hill Cellar Door offers an intimate setting on the Gimblett Gravels; perfect to integrate the Baduzzi ethos of 'the bond of...

F.A.W.C! Molto at Millar Rd

F.A.W.C! Molto at Millar Rd. Sunday 29th June 2014 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Ciao Bella, Paolo Pancotti is in the house (Haumoana House at Millar Road in fact) Paolo doesn’t use gimmicks or gags, just great flavours to enhance his authentic flavoursome Italian dishes. Freshly back from touring with the England Rugby Team (they won’t have anyone else cook for them on...

F.A.W.C! Renaissance or Revolution

F.A.W.C! Renaissance or Revolution. Sunday 29th June 2014 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Award winning New Zealand craft beer producer, Renaissance Brewing, is situated in the heart of Marlborough wine country and their mission is to make beers that rival our grape based cousins. Our beers are made from the pure waters that flow from the southern alps and we only use locally grown...

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