Havana Bar

Situated in colourful and cosy historic cottages, Havana is an award-winning cocktail bar and restaurant serving a diverse range of internationally inspired tapas and seasonal plates. The bar supports local and international musicians and DJ's two nights a week for your listening pleasure.



Chef Collaboration Series: Josh Hunter & Mitchell Teirney

Young Māori Chefs Josh Hunter (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) and Mitchell Teirney (Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa) are on a mission to show that there is more to traditional Māori cooking than hāngi. Josh’s cooking prowess and Mitchell’s knowledge of Māori tikanga (customs and traditional values) led to the creation of ‘Know the Whakapapa of your Kai’ for Matariki last year. Now they’re excited to share their enthusiasm for Māori food practices with Te Whanganui-a-Tara in this deeply personal dining experience.

The duo's collaboration with Havana Bar will celebrate and encourage the wider-use of Māori food practice such as the importance of ahi (fire) and is a celebration of te ao Māori and the kai of our people. There'll be pohā (cooking kai in a bull kelp bladder) and roasted titi (mutton bird ) all roasted over coals and traditional ferments of mussels and puha. Joined by Maty John of Base by Fire with his custom made BBQ that allows whole beasts to be cooked over fire, expect an educational but relaxed journey with kai shared alongside the stories behind the dishes. Josh's aim is to create conversation around the kai while also learning a thing or two about te ao Māori, all over a mean feed.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times

May 14, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

May 14, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

May 15, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Price: $110

Event enquiries: chefjoshunter@gmail.com

*This event has shared seating