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Get hands on with these fun festival events

July 7, 2022

Visa Wellington On a Plate is more than simply eating out, it’s all about experiencing all the wonderful things that our city and chefs have to offer.  This round-up of festival events focuses on the ones that require more than simply raising a fork to your lips!  You’ll be taking a part in the making, moving your body or playing a part in the experience yourself - we can assure you the reward is more than worth it!

Stretch and Taste - The Dance Room

There’s no need to change out of your activewear at Stretch & Taste at The Dance Room. Enjoy the best of both worlds as you’ll get a little sweat on, then finish up with some of Wairarapa’s finest wines served alongside tasty bites.

The Orb of Power - L'affare

Expect the unexpected at this gathering of superpowers, you’ll be in for a guaranteed good time, a full belly and a load of laughs with superhosts Jen McArthur (Supreme Orb-Guardian) and Ian Harcourt (Metahuman).

Hot Wings Challenge - The Green Man Pub

Put your money where your tummy is and take a trip up the Scoville scale  with this fun hot wings challenge. Enjoy free flowing bites throughout the night at the festival’s hottest tasting event.  Plus, as all proceeds go to the Wellington Free Ambulance!

So you think you can poach? - L'affare

Calling all egg-cellent cooks, Cafe L’affare are putting down the ultimate poach competition and the ultimate how-to for all things eggs at their gorgeous space on College St.  Come along and join the fun, with egg-centric brunch bites and drinks.

Get Foraging with Daisy’s and Hillside

Join the Hillside crew for their famous forage where you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labour at a communal dinner the following week.  This time Daisy’s are getting in on the fun for something the same, but different.

Salsa magic, Sparkling and Tapas Avida Bar

Get your dancing shoes on for this fun showcase of all things salsa (where you will be learning a thing or two!) followed by Spanish style tapas and a little sparkling wine to keep the energy levels up throughout the evening.

Sodas, Simas & Scobys - Daisy's

Make your own fun at this hands-on workshop with the Daisy’s and Hillside crew covering how to make your own brewed and fermented drinks.

It’ll Be Sweet Kid’s Gelato Making Class - Carrello del Gelato

Get the kids together and head along to this sweet gelato class where you get to see how gelato is made, make your own and then take it home!

Bread making & bubbles - Dough Bakery

A much ‘kneaded’ class covering the basics of bread in the baker’s kitchen at Dough, with a glass of bubbles thrown in! Plus, you’ll have two fresh loaves to take home.

‘World Famous in Wellington’ Cheese Scone Making class - Pravda

Wellingtonians take their cheese scones seriously, so head along and learn from the best at this popular class that sells out year after year!