Christchurch is set to don its chef whites and apron in April, as it puts on a fun and fabulous foodie event in the city. So clear the pantry, empty the fridge, prepare to stock up and get ready for the 2019 Food Show Christchurch, on from 5 to 7 April at Horncastle Arena!
Designed to expand your taste buds and reinvigorate your passion for food, this year’s iteration will feature delicious handcrafted breads from Pipi’s Bakery and plenty more; taste the array of flavoursome Cranky Goat Cheeses (each one named after a member of the family who makes them!); tuck into a bamboo boat of artisan dumplings made from scratch by Vicky at House of Dumplings (the vegan Japanese Six-Mushroom Dumplings are a crowd favourite); or go straight to sweets with a Dark Chocolate Boysenberry Jelly Bar from Queen Anne.
That’s just the beginning. More than 120 exhibitors will be showing off their wares at this event – so you won’t be going hungry! If inspiration and entertainment’s what you’re seeking, take a load off and learn a thing or two from an impressive roster of top celebrity chefs and local stars at the NEFF Cooking Theatre. This year Annabel Langbein is returning to the stage, along with Luke Hines, Jax Hamilton, Annabelle White and Giulio Sturla, all included free with your ticket. No need to sit at home watching your favourite cooking shows on the telly – this is the real deal!
Next you can take a stroll down Brewers Lane, a new feature in 2019 where you can sample craft beer from the best breweries in New Zealand. Be sure to hit up the Artisan Village for small-batch artisan goods, the New New New Street Food Alley for international street eats to keep you satiated while you shop, and the Ceres Organics Healthy Hub Kitchen to upskill in healthy cooking. Whether you love to cook, or you simply love to eat, The Food Show is the place to expand your culinary horizons!
Tickets to The Food Show Christchurch are available from www.foodshow.co.nz. General Entry gate price is $20, child (6 – 12) $15, under 5s are free, seniors $18 (Friday only) or get the new ‘Explorer Pass’ for $50, which comes with a goodie bag packed with treats, a Food Show wine glass, coffee to start the day or a beer to finish it, reserved front row seats in the NEFF Cooking Theatre and exclusive deals (only 80 available each day).
Join the annual foodie pilgrimage at The Food Show to stock your pantry full with the biggest, broadest, and most downright delicious selection of food, drink and kitchen equipment. Tickets on sale 20 February 2019.