Hot sauce cranks up the heat in Wellington

October 5th, 2017 Guest Blogger: QT's Chris Lee

The new bar on the street, Hot Sauce approaches Asian street food with a contemporary twist, complemented by adventurous cocktails

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The winning burger, cocktail and Festival Dish

August 31st, 2017 Chris & Georgia

Bloggers Chris and Georgia report from the Festival Awards evening.

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The finalists revealed…

August 25th, 2017

Drumroll please! Announcing the top 5 burgers, cocktails and Festival Dishes, as determined by you...

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Day 13: What I’m Eating and Drinking

August 23rd, 2017 Chris

Every few days our bloggers will update you with reviews, tips and highlights of what they're eating, drinking and looking forward to.

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Day 11: What We’re Eating and Drinking

August 21st, 2017 Georgia and Chris

Every few days our bloggers will update you with reviews, tips and highlights of what they're eating, drinking and looking forward to.

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Day 8: What I'm Eating & Drinking

August 18th, 2017 Georgia

Every few days our bloggers will update you with reviews, tips and highlights of what they're eating, drinking and looking forward to.

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Day 4: What I'm Eating and Drinking

August 14th, 2017 Chris

Every few days our bloggers will update you with reviews, tips and highlights of what they're eating, drinking and looking forward to.

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Wine not?

August 10th, 2017 Chris

Chris swipes right on some Wellington Wine Country tipples matched to mouth-watering Festival Dishes.

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Mmmpop

August 4th, 2017 Chris

Chris pops together a summary of what's popping up around Wellington this VWOAP.

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Spotlight on Laurent Loudeac

August 2nd, 2017 Chris

From French onion soup with Marmite to the humble Kiwi pie, Chris finds out what Laurent from Hippopotamus is serving up this Visa WOAP.

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Visa WOAP on the Cheap

July 31st, 2017 Georgia

Not feeling flushed with cash? Georgia has put together a guide for doing the festival on the cheap.

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Burger Wellington 2017 - the Burger & Beer challenge

July 30th, 2017 Pete from Garage Project

It’s almost that time of year again, a chance for those of you with the necessary cast iron constitution to immerse yourselves in the world of Burger Wellington. With 123 burgers on offer this year it’s an almost Herculean task to eat your way through them…

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Spotlight on Muse Eatery & Bar's Samuel North

July 27th, 2017 Catherine

Catherine chats to Samuel North from Muse Eatery & Bar who know a thing or two about cooking the perfect steak - and are willing to share.

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Spotlight on Zibibbo's Adam Newell

July 24th, 2017 Georgia

Georgia yarns with Zibibbo's Adam Newell about raising pigs, cooking with truffles and burger taste-testing.

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A vegetarian's guide to Visa WOAP

July 21st, 2017 Georgia

Georgia goes meat-free with a vegetarian's guide to the festival.

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International eats

July 19th, 2017 Chris

Chris takes a world tour through this year's festival events and menu lineups.

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Beyond the CBD

July 14th, 2017 Georgia

Georgia goes beyond the CBD to explore the Wellington region and suburbs' best kai.

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Raise a Glass

July 11th, 2017 Georgia

Georgia proposes a toast to some bevvy-focused events.

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Extra tickets to sold out events

July 11th, 2017 Chris

It’s not often you get a second chance, so when it comes, grab it with both hands. These sold out events have put on extra sessions/dates, on sale 12pm, Thursday 13 July.

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The food behind the #foodporn

July 5th, 2017 Georgia

Taking the idea of VWOAP events, menus, burgers and cocktails to a new level.

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Five VWOAP events to surprise you

July 3rd, 2017 Chris

From a beach party to a road trip, these food-filled events are bound to surprise, delight and inspire.

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Missed out on event tickets?

June 22nd, 2017 Georgia

If you missed out on tickets to some speedy-selling events, Georgia has some solutions.

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Second helpings

June 19th, 2017 Chris

Blogger Chris takes a look into some of the most popular returning events.

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Chef Collab Series

June 16th, 2017 Chris & Georgia

Chris and Georgia get excited about the Chef Collaboration Series featuring international chefs.

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Kiwi food culture

June 15th, 2017 Chris

What is Kiwi food culture? Blogger Chris explores New Zealand cuisine as brought to life throughout this year's programme.

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Plan your Welly On a Plate weekends

June 13th, 2017 Georgia

Blogger Georgia helps visitors plan the most delicious Welly On a Plate weekends.

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Visa WOAP for beginners

June 6th, 2017 Georgia

Feeling overwhelmed by Visa WOAP? Blogger Georgia lays out this year's festival to help out hungry newbies.

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12 ridiculous food experiences at Visa WOAP

June 6th, 2017 Georgia

Visa Wellington On a Plate blogger Georgia explores 12 of the most outrageous culinary experiences in the 2017 programme.

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Programme Highlights

June 6th, 2017 Chris

From hāngi, pints, pies to Yum Cha and miniature food - here's what Chris has picked as highlights for this year.

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Dining behind bars

June 1st, 2017 Georgia

Georgia goes behind-the-scenes of Visa Wellington On a Plate's most popular event and how you can enter the ballot to buy tickets

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Crunching the numbers

May 25th, 2017 Georgia

Here’s a few top line figures that are a little more saucy than your average food festival stats

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Build a Burger Welly

March 31st, 2017

This year we welcome Husk as a new restaurant to the Visa WOAP family with a delicious Dine Wellington set menu and, for the first time ever, we’re crowd sourcing their Garage Project Burger Wellington via our Facebook page. That’s right, you, the punter …

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Three Wellington products you should be eating

January 27th, 2017

Welcome back to the Visa WOAP blog! This year joining our usual blogger Chris is the beer lovin', cheese eatin' lass, Georgia. Having worked on the Festival in the past, she knows the ins and outs to bring you even more behind the scenes action. Her first …

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The 2017 Festival Awards

January 27th, 2017

You all know and love the Burger Wellington competition (much love to Garage Project for making this happen). You know, that one that runs throughout the Festival and you can score every single burger (and beer) you demolish out of 10 to determine the top 5? …

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About last week…

September 2nd, 2016 Chris

  My final week of Visa Wellington On a Plate did not go as planned. With all my careful planning and mapping of the best routes between eateries, I never once expected that I’d be hospitalised for two nights for a smorgasbord of tests and procedures…

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Bun fight of the century

September 1st, 2016 Chris

If Visa Wellington on a Plate has taught me anything, it’s that burgers are serious business in Wellington. In this city, we don’t want none unless you’ve got buns, hun. Every year, we anxiously await the announcement of the Burger Wellington …

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Keep rollin’ and wobblin’

August 24th, 2016 Chris

There’s less than a week left of Visa Wellington On a Plate, so it’s munch and crunch time. Which burgers and cocktails do you really, really want to fit in before Sunday? Are there any events you’ve been putting off? With so much still to happen, …

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I love cheap thrills

August 17th, 2016 Chris

Getting out and about during Visa Wellington On a Plate doesn’t mean you have to throw cash around like you’re in a hip-hop music video. There are plenty of low-cost options that’ll let you stretch your VWOAP budget a little further. When it comes to …

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Shiny and new

August 15th, 2016 Chris

Visa Wellington On a Plate festival blogger Chris checks out what some recently-opened restaurants are serving in August.

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Pop Life

August 13th, 2016 Chris

Visa Wellington On a Plate festival blogger Chris previews some pop-up events from the 2016 programme.

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The chocolate revolution

August 11th, 2016 Georgia

Visa Wellington On a Plate festival blogger Georgia gets stuck into craft chocolate with Wellington Chocolate Festival.

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Welcome home

August 9th, 2016 Chris

Visa Wellington On a Plate festival blogger Chris learns about the cuisines of Myanmar, Syria, Iran and Egypt thanks to Logan Brown.

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And the Festival Dish Award goes to...

August 8th, 2016 Chris

Visa Wellington On a Plate festival blogger Chris dissects the Dine Wellington finalists with chef Liz Egan.

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Rockin’ the suburbs

August 4th, 2016 Chris

Visa Wellington On a Plate festival blogger Chris checks out the best of the suburban menus from the 2016 programme.

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Beervana: Ode to hip hops

August 1st, 2016 Chris

Visa Wellington On a Plate blogger Chris talks hops, malt and yeast ahead of Beervana 2017.

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I’m on the veg of glory

July 15th, 2016 Chris

Imagine going out for dinner only to find that the only thing you can eat from the menu are hot chips or a side salad. It’s happened to a vegetarian friend of mine, but they just shrugged it off as one of the complications of dining out as a vegetarian. …

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