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Visa Wellington On a Plate Guide to Kāpiti for 2022

May 26, 2022

The Kāpiti coast is well positioned to fix your cravings this August with a bumper crop of burgers alongside two events, topped off with a refreshing cocktail.  Make a trip to Wellington’s hidden foodie gem filled with great local producers (and brewery!) to get a taste of Visa Wellington On a Plate this August!

Festival Events

Zak Tinsley of Congress Wine (Melbourne) 
Paraparaumu’s own 50-50 is bringing a little taste of Australia with a collab with Zak Tinsley of Congress Wine (Melbourne). Zak worked under Chef Helen Turnbull many years ago, and you can be sure their event will not disappoint! Zach will be leaning on the region’s conscientious suppliers to power the punch of his flavor forward, umami packed sharing style menu. Check out the event here.

Kaibosh are serving up one of their fabulous workshops centered around zero waste comfort cooking. During this waste-free cooking class, you'll learn how to create delicious one-pot meals that are good for you and for the planet.  Learn how to create taste out of food that you may previously have viewed as unwanted or waste.  

Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy's

If you happen to be feeling thirsty drop into Passo Pizza Pasta Cafè who are serving up the cocktails with their Sweet Armageddon, which consists of a mānuka-smoked pineapple reduction, Imagination gin, orange liqueur and sweet red vermouth. Accompanied by a crunchy panelle di ceci.

Garage Project presents Burger Wellington

The Burger Wellington competition is heating up the Kāpiti coast from August 12. Check out this year’s menu below, get booked and get your votes in!

Dip at the Waterfront at Waterfront Bar: Smashed beef patty with gravy dipped roast beef, cheese, pickles, slaw and burger sauce in a Café Lane brioche bun, with handcut chips and beef gravy

Mighty Meat at The Jolly Pub & Kitchen: Beef patty with truffle mayonnaise, onion rings, Kewpie coleslaw, cheese, bacon, tomato and guacamole in a Pandoro charcoal bun, with handcut chips

The Reckoning at Passo Pizza Pasta Caffè: Crumbed lamb shoulder patty with chicken caper mousse, nduja spiced goats cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and Dijonnaise in a black sesame and poppy seed brioche bun, with kūmara fries

The Popper at Hola Mexican Kāpiti: Chorizo, jalapeño and cream cheese stuffed beef patty with avocado, red onion, slaw and crema del rancho in a Cafe Lane brioche bun, with Mexican-style dirty fries

A Smoking Gun at Smoked & Pickled12-hour smoked brisket patty with housemade smoked cheese sauce, bacon, smoked and pickled jalapeño relish and pickled red onions in a Ben’s Buns milk bun


Check out all the offering the Kāpiti region has to offer this August here


If you’re travelling by car the Kāpiti coast is just under an hour depending on traffic. There are also trains and buses from Wellington’s CBD to Waikanae, making it an easy day trip on the weekend. Why not make it an overnighter? Check out options for stays here.