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Friday, August 1, 2008
The Auckland Food Show
217 Greenlane West, West Epsom, Auckland
I was really excited when I found out that my stay here coincides with the annual Auckland Food Show. Since everyone else I know had school today, I went by myself. The admission fee was NZD$20 which seemed a little expensive but it was totally worth the experience and of course, the good food!
The show started at 10am and I thought I would be one of the earlier ones since I arrived before 11am. Boy, I was wrong! The exhibition halls were already packed with people and the buzz of excitement was in the air.
The Food Show is actually a platform for exhibitors to launch any new products and also promote their existing products. We, as consumers, get to sample everything and provide feedbacks. Here are some of my favourite exhibitors:
I discovered that I've got a thing for pesto, dips and chutneys. They are so convenient and tasty!
The New Zealand Natural gave away very generous samples! One whole scoop of any flavors. I think I went back 3 times to try different flavors.
Kohu Road has really awesome ice cream which is very rich and decadent. It's organic ice cream at the highest level.
There were also many wine exhibitors. I only tried a couple of them since I don't really appreciate wines.
I think this has to be my favourite booth. I kept going back to eat the falafels which just taste amazingly good.
Chocolates! There were many booths exhibiting chocolates but I think the ones from Marakana Village tasted the best.
The Boston Mudcake was so rich yet not very sweet. Perfect!We could even sample fresh seafood like blue shelled abalone.
I also went to watch the cooking demostration by Gabriel Gates. I was really lucky to catch this famous French chef in action and to sample the scallops and john dory fish dishes he cooked. They were very simple but full of flavours.
Within an hour, I was already so full! All the samples were really generous. There were just too much gourmet food to eat. This is truly a foodie's heaven. To make my money well worth, I stayed here for almost 6 hours, doing nothing but eating all day long!
Labels: New Zealand
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