One of the many reasons we love Martinborough is the fantastic selection of food available year round in our restaurants, cafés, wineries and food trucks; so imagine our excitement when Wellington on a Plate hits every August. We’ve taken a quick look at what’s happening this year in the Wairarapa:
Union Square is leading the Wairarapa field hosting four of the nine events in the Wairarapa this year; three of those four are sold out but Wagyu Supreme on 6th August promises to be a beef lovers treat with five courses matched with Palliser Estate wines.
Crouching Tiger Yum Cha, Cocktails on 7th and 21st August is selling fast and we can see why with street food specialties and Yum Cha served until you say stop.
Rose and Smith at Tauherenikau brings us Lunch in the Med on the 7th and 8th August and the central-Mexican flavours of the Yucatan at a barbacoa over fire and coals in their outdoor kitchen on the 20th, 21st and 22nd August.
We reckon it will be worth a trip to Greytown to try the White Swan’s Shipwrecked and Landed Dine Wellington dish, available from the 1st to 15th August; Beef eye fillet with Parkvale mushroom, Wairarapa paua and Kingsmeade sheep cheese risotto, Urban Fresh Farms oyster mushrooms and Wairarapa seaweed Café de Paris butter. Check out the story behind the dish here.
Burger Wellington – 13 to 31 August
Of the eleven Wairarapa burgers on offer, five are to be found in Martinborough. Café Medici are all Gung Ho this year with a Korean style fried chicken offering, their Prawn Underbelly Burger was awarded first place in 2019 so they have excellent burger credentials.
Also on offer in Martinborough is the Sole of Seoul burger at Circus Cinema and Restaurant; the Cobra Kai burger at Crouching Tiger, the Thai Pancake burger from Goodtimes Food and a Wagyu Beef Binge from Union Square.
If you can’t make it over the hill from Wellington we’re sure you’ll be able to enjoy a taste of the Wairarapa in the city with our produce and wine sure to be featuring heavily on menus throughout the festival.