Category: Food and Drink

Cooking Up A Wealth Of Support For The Hamilton Community

Iconic restaurant and bar The Cook is part and parcel of the Hamilton East community fabric. It has survived in the heart of Hamilton East for more than 100 years and is now one of the most treasured landmarks in the neighbourhood, However, The Cook has become an important part of the local community in more ways than one. Social Giving is an integral aspect of The Cooks business mantra. Owner-operator Chris Rollitt has made

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The Cook Street Social In Hamilton East – a venue for all occasions

In the heart of the oldest neighbourhood in Hamilton East, sits one of the most iconic landmarks in the city.  The Cook was opened in 1874 as an odd fellow’s hall. Since then it has been a staple of the Hamilton experience. In its current form The Cook has been dishing up great food, entertainment and service to the community since 2001. Just off the bustling Grey Street in Hamilton East and across the road

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The family owned and operated Hamilton Bakery, The Grumpy Baker, is serving up tasty treats and delicious food that is perfect for any occasion.

The friendly and talented team at The Grumpy Baker create handcrafted, freshly baked bread, pies, pretzels, sweet treats, rolls and wraps. “We share our love and passion for baking through each item we create at The Grumpy Baker,” comments The Grumpy Baker himself, Brent Hughes. Their recipes are designed, handcrafted, and baked with no shortcuts. The Grumpy Baker is famous for its wonderful sourdough bread. “Our flavorful loaves of bread are handmade using traditional bulk

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Take a bike ride through the ‘Valley of Vines’ this summer recommends the owner of the award-winning Central Otago winery Waitiri Creek.

Summer is made for exploring and with the warmer weather upon us, what better way to make the most of it than exploring the hidden gem of the Gibbston Valley near Queenstown says Alistair Ward, the owner of award-winning Central Otago boutique winemaker Waitiri Creek. The Gibbston River Trail offers a stunning ride through the renowned and historic Gibbston Valley wine-growing region. The Gibbston area has a rich history to explore including gold mining relics,

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Best tips for storing and aging your wine with the award-winning Central Otago winery Waitiri Creek.

Storing wine correctly for either short or long term ageing is a relatively simple task providing a few of the basic rules are understood ahead of the investment – that’s the easy bit. Wine storage presents a multitude of variables that can alter the aging process. Fortunately, award-winning Central Otago boutique winemaker Waitiri Creek shares tips to ensure a bottle’s long-term quality. “It is important to make sure that your wine is stored correctly. This

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The Grumpy Baker offers baked deliciousness in the heart of downtown Hamilton.

Offering up delectable bakery products at a fair price, matched with exceptional service, The Grumpy Baker is quickly becoming a local favourite spot to grab a bite to eat. Located on 595 Victoria Street, Hamilton, is an excellent quality artisan bakery that has been a lifelong dream for its owner Brent Hughes, The Grumpy Baker. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Brent opened the Grumpy Baker at the beginning of the year

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