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NEW ZEALAND Food & Wine Month

NZ's First XV of food and wine in Sydney

WIN a daily prize valued at $150


OK, so their rugby team might be a little better than ours right now but it’s fair to say that in the culinary Bledisloe Cup, Australia still rules supreme. . .  or does it?

In September and October 2011 New Zealand will welcome the world to a nationwide festival, as it celebrates its role as hosts of one of the world’s biggest sports events - Rugby World Cup.
During the festival, New Zealand will be open for business both on and off the field.

To mark ‘One Year To Go’ until the festival, New Zealand will be taking over Sydney from 1 – 30 September with the NZ First XV food and wine promotion.

A specially hand-picked team of Sydney’s top fifteen restaurants will be showcasing the bounty of New Zealand’s finest produce, matched with the very best drops of our internationally acclaimed wines.

Our Sydney-based Kiwi ‘First XV’ for September:                      

Arras (Walsh Bay), Ash St Cellar (CBD), Assiette (Surry Hills), Atelier (Glebe ), Chophouse (CBD), Etch (CBD), Firefly Neutral Bay, Fix St James (CBD), Flinders Inn (Paddington), Hugo’s Manly, Ocean Room (Circular Quay), Otto (Woolloomooloo), Restaurant Balzac (Randwick), Summit (CBD) and Tabou (Surry Hills).

Of course some of these restaurants are headed up by native Kiwis but half the team are simply talented Aussies keen to take a closer look at the best the Kiwis can put on a plate.

So check out what’s on offer, sample the delights for yourselves, and don’t forget to register for your chance to win a daily prize pack of New Zealand goodies!