Words Denise Irvine, Images Brydie Thompson Attention to detail is everything at Picnicka. From the food to the fit-out, Tauranga’s super-relaxed new bar and grill has the sure touch of local hospitality operators Noel Cimadom and Kim Smythe. Picnicka is in the heart of the city’s CBD, the work of the husband-and-wife team that developed […]

Longing for Lasagne

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires Growing up every birthday mum would ask what I wanted her to cook for my celebration dinner. I gave her the same answer each time – lasagne. I am a lasagne fiend and can’t ever go past it. My usual lasagne normally involves some nearly past it veggies and […]

Say Hi to our Local FOH Heroes

Words David Wrigley A great restaurant isn’t just about the food. Back when New Zealand was just coming out of lockdown and we were able to order takeaway food from all our favourite restaurants, as exciting as that was, there was still something missing, a personal touch, a sense of being looked after and cared […]