The tourism people in Wellington, New Zealand, decided the best way to promote their great food and wine to us Aussies was to do it through a pop-up restaurant. Last year this restaurant was in Sydney, this year it was Melbourne’s turn, and WLG was born.
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Martin Bosley is known as one of New Zealand’s finest chefs. His food philosophy is “Eat what’s in season, what’s local, and what’s fresh. We also believe food should please the eye as well as the palate.”
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Logan Brown is owned by Al Brown and Steve Logan. According to the website, “Our emphasis is placed on attaining the best seasonal ingredients possible from local producers. Organic, fair trade and responsibility gathered ingredients are always favoured. Accuracy in cooking and seasoning is given priority over presentation. Each dish is generous full flavoured and simply plated. The style of food is New World, yet based on classic cooking techniques. We know where ingredients come from and we source and showcase some of the finest of New Zealand ‘s food and beverage producers.”
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Ambeli Restaurant is located in a colonial cottage on Majoribanks street, Wellington. J and I had dinner here on our first night on our weekend away in Wellington. It was a three minute walk from our hotel, very handy!
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J travels to New Zealand a fair bit for work. Whenever he does I always say we should organise it better and time it so I can go over for a weekend with him. I usually say this the night before he leaves, or when he gets back, neither of which is conducive to planning and organising.
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