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The Chocolate and Coffee Show, Auckland Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24
There are few things as good as the combination of chocolate and coffee, so why not indulge in both at this event on Auckland’s waterfront? Be sure to check out the barista zone for advice on making the perfect coffee, or go to the demo zone to hear tips from chefs Julie Le Clerc and Sam Mannering. Tickets from $15. www.chocolatecoffeeshow.co.nz
Port Chalmers Seafood Festival, Dunedin Saturday, September 30
Clams, crayfish and mussels are just some of the incredible seafood that will be available in this showcase of the country’s best ocean produce. Craft beer and Central Otago wines will be available to try, and it’s kid-friendly too, with children’s entertainment. Tickets are $25. www.festival.portchalmers.com
Whitianga Scallop Festival Saturday, September 16
If scallops are your favourite food, this is the event for you. Nearly every stall will have them incorporated into their dishes, from scallop tacos to scallop skewers, so whatever you’re craving, a scallop version of it is sure to be available! Guest chefs, including Ray Mcvinnie and Nadia Lim, will be there, and don’t miss the live music. Entry is $45. www.scallopfestival.co.nz