Visa Wellington On a Plate
WOAP, is New Zealand's ultimate annual culinary festival, bringing together a variety of ingredients that combine to create a programme to satisfy all appetites! This year's festival runs from 1-31 October.
For the entire month of October, the festival includes more than 140 events with plenty available from Wairarapa restaurants, chefs, vineyards and cafes. Take a look at what's on in the Wairarapa below but be quick as tickets often sell out!
The popular WOAP burger competition is back! Last year it was won by Nick Arnold of Cafe Medici in Martinborough, who has a new burger creation this year alongside local offerings from Greytown Hotel, Circus Cinema, Pinnochio, Pepper Parehua and Union Square. Check out burgers you can try in the Wairarapa here.
Cooking round the 'Rapa with Union Square, Martinborough
Sunday 25 Oct 11am-2.30pm
Michelin Star Chef Adam Newell showcases Wairarapa's amazing produce made or grown within 50km of his award-winning restaurant, in this cooking masterclass. Then indulge in the dishes you've just learned to make in a three-course lunch. Learn more or get your tickets here.
The Spice Trail at Lot Eight, Martinborough
Saturday 24 Oct 12.30pm-3.30pm
Lot Eight together with Dry River Wines host, the famous Auckland based Sri Lankan chef Kit Pererafor an exotic lunch featuring Sri Lankan, French and Moroccan cuisine, with Dry River Wines selected to match. Learn more or get your tickets here.
Wild Food, Wild Wine at Union Square, Martinborough
Friday 23 October 7.30-late
Try goat, hare, venison and kaimoana, foraged fruits, herbs and vegetables and an array of flavours not available in a store, expertly cooked by Michelin Star chef Adam Newell, then paired with wines that follow the same ethos - nothing added, nothing removed. Learn more or get your tickets here.