A weekend to wine and dine
Wellington’s Wine & Food Festival is back with longer nights, more to eat and more drink.
The festival, on February 19 and 20, gives guests the chance to dine on cuisine from around the world, with some more unusual than others – organiser Damien Hochberg said crocodile meat was on the menu.
But the event has been set up street food style, and all under $10, so people can take the chance to sample food they might not normally eat.
‘‘That’s what we are about. Letting people step out of their comfort zone,’’ Hochberg said.
The event outgrew its home last year and has moved to Waitangi Park.
The Bresolin, La Boca Loca, Crab Shack and El Matador are among the food vendors this year.
For those who prefer a wet pallette, there will be wines from the Wellington region and Marlborough, as well as craft beer from Tuatara, Funk Estate and Good George breweries.
The event outgrew its Frank Kitts Park home last year when it drew 3600 revellers and has moved to Waitangi Park.
Hochberg said he was expecting more than 4000 this time and that organisers had taken on feedback, adding more shade, seating areas and different music for the day and evening sessions.
There will be separate areas for food, beer and wine.