This began last Friday and runs to Sunday 26th. As the name suggests, it’s a part challenge and part food festival hosted by many restaurants and cafés.

“Wellington’s annual food festival is celebrating 10 years of serving up a storm of burgers, cocktails, unique set menus, events and pop ups. Join the ‘party’ – the theme for this year’s event – as chefs, bars and eateries dazzle your tastebuds with interpretation of parties, milestones or celebrations.” Website

Full program pdf which isn’t just mouth watering, but eye opening. 🙂

Being part of the Wellington region, naturally there are Waikanae eateries included: The Salt and Wood, Waimea and the Golf Club.

Today we we tried this Burger at The Salt and Wood:

Till the Cows Come Home: Smoked grain-fed beef brisket, taleggio cheese, smoked mushroom mayo, fried egg, rocket and red onion in a bun.” $22 or $30 including a beer or $26 including a root beer (if you’ve not been to America, the closest equivalent widely sold here is Sarsaparilla).

Good. 🙂