WINE AND DINE

So­phis­ti­cated drink­ing and din­ing at Apero on K’ Road

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Why Apero on Karanga­hape Road is one of our favourite places to eat and drink.

It’s best to book a ta­ble at this wine bar and French eatery, be­cause while some would call it de­light­fully in­ti­mate – and they’d be right to – Apero is very small. Larger than life, how­ever, is co-owner Mo Koski, who usu­ally works the floor alone, but has more than enough charm to go around. His wife and co-owner, Les­lie Hot­ti­aux, makes the best sausage in Auck­land, which you or­der by the quar­ter-me­tre, its give­away coarse-ground tex­ture in­di­cat­ing real meat. Swipe chunks of sausage through the grainy mus­tard and fol­low with a sliver of tangy pickle. The wine list is con­stantly chang­ing but might in­clude in­ter­est­ing va­ri­etals like soave or pino­tage, and the low light­ing is charm­ingly se­duc­tive while clev­erly mask­ing any spills on the shirts of messy eaters. 280 Karanga­hape Rd

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