Visa Wellington On a Plate Guide to Kāpiti for 2022
May 26, 2022
The Kāpiti coast is well positioned to fix your cravings this August with a bumper crop of burgers alongside two events, topped off with a refreshing cocktail. Make a trip to Wellington’s hidden foodie gem filled with great local producers (and brewery!) to get a taste of Visa Wellington On a Plate this August!
Zak Tinsley of Congress Wine (Melbourne)
Paraparaumu’s own 50-50 is bringing a little taste of Australia with a collab with Zak Tinsley of Congress Wine (Melbourne). Zak worked under Chef Helen Turnbull many years ago, and you can be sure their event will not disappoint! Zach will be leaning on the region’s conscientious suppliers to power the punch of his flavor forward, umami packed sharing style menu. Check out the event here.
Kaibosh are serving up one of their fabulous workshops centered around zero waste comfort cooking. During this waste-free cooking class, you'll learn how to create delicious one-pot meals that are good for you and for the planet. Learn how to create taste out of food that you may previously have viewed as unwanted or waste.
If you happen to be feeling thirsty drop into Passo Pizza Pasta Cafèwho are serving up the cocktails with their Sweet Armageddon, which consists of a mānuka-smoked pineapple reduction, Imagination gin, orange liqueur and sweet red vermouth. Accompanied by a crunchy panelle di ceci.
Garage Project presents Burger Wellington
The Burger Wellington competition is heating up the Kāpiti coast from August 12. Check out this year’s menu below, get booked and get your votes in!
The Reckoning at Passo Pizza Pasta Caffè: Crumbed lamb shoulder patty with chicken caper mousse, nduja spiced goats cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and Dijonnaise in a black sesame and poppy seed brioche bun, with kūmara fries
A Smoking Gun at Smoked & Pickled: 12-hour smoked brisket patty with housemade smoked cheese sauce, bacon, smoked and pickled jalapeño relish and pickled red onions in a Ben’s Buns milk bun
Check out all the offering the Kāpiti region has to offer this August here.
HOW TO GET THERE
If you’re travelling by car the Kāpiti coast is just under an hour depending on traffic. There are also trains and buses from Wellington’s CBD to Waikanae, making it an easy day trip on the weekend. Why not make it an overnighter? Check out options for stays here.
It’s not all adult-only at Visa Wellington On a Plate, we’ve picked out a few events that you can take the littles along to as well. Make it a family affair this August with these kid-friendly options.
There’s plenty to see and do on Wellington’s waterfront with kai trucks, music, storytelling, Matariki fireworks and free Ahi Kā walks which offer an immersive experience honouring our culture and history. You can find out more about what’s happening here.