Sunday, June 26, 2011

AA Gill, NZ Roast day and five Auckland food discoveries

English food critic AA Gill was in town recently – while I was in California actually, enjoying a meal at the French Laundry, which I’ll tell you all about in a future issue of Metro. So there I was, feeling quite smug about getting my very, very expensive lunch paid for by the magazine, when little did I know my fellow food writers at said magazine were feeling doubley smug in my absence – eating three courses at Clooney with the world’s most famous, second funniest restaurant reviewer.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Eating in the eighties, part two

It’s been a fun week since I posted Auckland’s Top Restaurants, 1980. Thanks to all the people who’ve got in touch and shared their memories – some pleasant, most hideous.

While we’re on the subject, as promised here’s a 1983 lunch receipt from the swanky Fleur de Lys, once again provided by my eighties ad agency survivor Mary Will.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Auckland's Best Restaurants, August 1980

Ah, how’s this for a Friday treat? Hard on the heels of the Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards (winners and full annotated list in this month’s issue) one of my ex-colleagues at Mediaworks, Ms. Mary Will, sent me an incredible Auckland restaurant list that she’s obviously had in her top drawer for quite some time.