Wellington On a Plate was made for me. Two weeks of the year when you don’t have to feel bad about eating out everyday and trying to engulf as many burgers and fries as possible.
Basically, Wellington On a Plate (WOAP) is a food festival where many of the best restaurants put forward a two or three course menu accompanied with a matched beverage. Many restaurants also enter the Burger Wellington competition.
Pictured above is the burger from Rockwell & Sons, a temporary tent set up outside St Johns.
During the fourteen day food exhibition I also enjoyed burgers from Beach Babylon, Bangalore Polo Club, WBC and Ti Kouka; Rockwell & Sons was my fave!
Another highlight for me, was the two course lunch menu at Charley Noble:
Starter – Wellington south coast grilled octopus with eggplant, kumara and crispy capers
Charley Noble won the best burger award with their ‘Shooting Charley’s burger’…. I only managed to pinch a few chips off the plate though.
On the second weekend of WOAP I went to Beervana, a celebration of Craft Beer which showcases over 200 brews. Upon entry you are given a tasting glass and programme, then you are free to move around the venue at your leisure sampling from the various brewers and restaurants. For the ‘beer nerds’ this is heaven.