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Where to sip, savour and stay this festival season

August 5, 2022

If you’re looking for a spot that has it all for Visa Wellington On a Plate, we’ve got you sorted with some sweet recommendations that will tick all the boxes. All of our fabulous accommodation partners have delicious accommodation deals for the month of August so you can sip, savour and stay in style!

Sofitel Wellington

Jardin Grill's Cocktail Wellington: Sublime Pears

Sofitel Wellington Executing Chef, Roy Giam smoking Le Burger Bourgeoisie, Jardin Grill's Garage Project presents Burger Welly entry.

If you want to stay at the place with ‘THE’ burger that’s the talk of the town this is it, Jardin Grill’s Le Burger Bourgeoisie has been getting people talking with its fancy price tag. With A5 Wagyu beef, crayfish, caviar and more served in a gold leaf milk bun people are already booking in to taste the hype!  For Dine Wellington this year the team are paying homage to Wellington’s founding father John Plimmer with a dish that takes you from Mt Cook to Kāpiti Coast. To drink tickle your tastebuds with Sublime Pears a sophisticated take featuring pear brandy, Lillet and Campari with Grenada Bay Distillery golden rum and Elemental grapefruit bitters.

QT Hotel Wellington

Hippopotamus' Cocktail Wellington: Hippy Whiskey

QT Hotel Executive Chef, Jiwon Do

Chef Jiwon Do was recently named Hospitality New Zealand’s chef of the year, expect big things for their Garage Project presents Burger Wellington entry with Hot Chicka - a spicy chicken burger only available at Hot Sauce, and while you’re there pair it with their Cocktail Wellington Beach QTie created with Coconut milk, lime vodka, Zany Zeus Greek yoghurt and vanilla ice cream which comes with a Korean-style cinnamon donut.  Head into Hippopotamus for the Hippy Whiskey made with Whiskey and banana liqueur, topped with ginger ale, chocolate and Ōtaki honey. Accompanied by a Hippopotamus X Lucid Chocolatier bonbon with butterscotch. 

The InterContinental Wellington

The Lobby Lounge's Cocktail Wellington: Iris

InterContinental Wellington Executive Chef, Carl Maunder taking a big bite out of Two Grey's Garage Project presents Burger Welly entry: Venice Beach

With new executive chef Carl Maunder at the helm, you can be rest assured that all your delicious needs will be taken care of. Two Grey takes you to Venice Beach for Garage Project presents Burger Wellington this year. Tuck into Crumbed and pan fried lemon butter tarakihi and prawn patty with housemade smoked mussel ketchup, tartare, pickles and iceberg in a Brezelmania potato bun, with handcut chips. Drop into the Lobby Lounge for the Iris: Butterfly pea tea-infused ImaGination gin with vermouth and lemon juice served with a sweet housemade macaroon, a soft version is available too.

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