Greetings to all travel lovers and foodies! My name is Brigida Johnson, and I’d like to share with you my impressions of New Zealand restaurants. I’ll take you on a fascinating culinary journey through this incredibly beautiful country with unique dishes, excellent wines, and welcoming locals.
New Zealand is a country rich in culinary traditions that blend influences from Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. My first stop was Auckland, where I sampled authentic Mangalorean cuisine, consisting of a combination of seafood and spices, and fine fusion restaurants, where art is embodied in the dishes. I can’t help but mention sheep pies and pavlova, which have become true gastronomic discoveries.
New Zealand is also famous for its wines of the highest quality. In the Marlborough area, where fine sauvignon blanc and pinot noir are produced, I went to the winery to learn about the production process and enjoy a tasting. Learning about the different types of grapes and the characteristics of the local wines made me feel like a true connoisseur.
Moving south, I went to Queenstown, the capital of extreme sports. But it’s not just the adrenaline and the beautiful scenery that impresses here. Local restaurants offer unique dishes based on excellent local cuisine. I sampled famous New Zealand dishes such as venison (reindeer meat), sea trout and seaweed, which were prepared with skill and finesse. Each bite was a true discovery for my taste buds.
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is famous for its diverse restaurant scene. I went to the Cuba Street area, where you can sample a variety of cuisines from around the world in cozy cafes and restaurants. From vegan and raw food restaurants to gourmet restaurants with local produce, there is something for everyone. I stayed at one of the restaurants that served me seafood straight from the coast, and I enjoyed the gorgeous view of the bay while I dined.