"Themed around our precious native flora, this stylish cocktail party brings together some of Hawke’s Bays most interesting folk for a night of music, art, good times, and ‘slow food’ morsels. You’ll hear from the chefs of Hapi about what inspires them and the importance of eating ‘real’ food. You can guarantee the food will be made from the heart with love. Set in the art gallery-like Balquidder House, home to the creative Culy family - this event will leave you inspired and your soul feeling nourished.
"The basis for rongoā Māori is taha wairua, the connection between all living things. Strengthening or restoring these connections using mātauranga Māori is the foundation of rongoā Māori practice."
This will be the inaugural event of our newly formed Slow Food Convivium, dedicated to growing our collective knowledge to utilise indigenous flora for kai and rongoā. Artisan collaborators for this event include - Leanne, Brian & Billie Culy of Homebase Collections; Piripi & Michelle Smith of Te Matau a Māui Voyaging Trust; Rakai & Melaina Karaitiana of Aroha & Friends; Jane Pierard & friends; Gretta Carney, Fleur du Fresne and Nelly Pegler of Hapī; Organic Ash; Emaraina Small of Mr Murdoch Vintage Caravan Bar; Tyne- Marie Nelson, and Juliet Harbutt.
Ticket includes a full evening of canapés and cocktails, live entertainment and interaction with fabulous local talent.
F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is back and bigger than ever, dishing up a series of ‘out of the box’ food and wine events in stunning locations across Hawke’s Bay. This year we are popping the bubbles in celebration of F.A.W.C!’s fifth birthday. With 80 delectable events over 10 glorious Hawke’s Bay days, this truly is a celebration of all things food and wine in Hawke’s Bay. Thanks for being part of F.A.W.C! – go forth and lick those plates clean."