Wright Moves at Clarence

Chef Simon Wright wasn’t really looking for a job when he noticed an advertisement for someone to head the kitchen at Clarence Bistro in Tauranga. The ad caught his eye last October when he was buying a Clarence package online for a staff member at Gather & Roam eatery that he and wife Creghan Molloy-Wright […]

Flavours of Plenty

Last June the start of something special happened. A large group of artisans, growers, makers, chefs and hospitality owners from around the Bay of Plenty came together at Toi Ohomai. Sure, there were a few stars, Ben Bayly, known for his promotion of New Zealand food, and Kelli Brett from Cuisine spoke. And, of course, […]

Essential Ingredients

Globe Artichokes I love them and wait all year to get some during their short season. Great in risotto, fish dishes, sautéed with cherry tomatoes, capers and basil. As a little snack with vino. Mix of breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley stuffed into each leave and then steam them in a pot with chicken stock. To […]