Get your taste buds ready! Tickets are now on sale for the Horowhenua Taste Trail. The event an adventure through Horowhenua specialist food producers takes place on Saturday November 25, showcasing eight producers and a dairy farm.
The event was first held in 2016 and in it’s inaugural year was a huge hit. This year organisers have added to the offering, and participants will see a series of events “Tasters” accompanying the Taste Trail.
Taster events include an Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class, and a Little White Rabbit champagne breakfast in the Tendertips Asparagus Packhouse.
A unique event has been organized to start the trail off with something a bit special. “The Horowhenua Food Story” is a cocktail party to be held on Friday night, 24th November, catered for by Ruth Pretty. This will mark the first event at Te Awahou Niuewe Stroom following it’s opening the week before, and showcase the finest and freshest Horowhenua produce.
Events Co-ordinator Kristy McGregor says the events are designed to create a festival like atmosphere over the week of the Trail.
“We are trying to offer experiences that you wouldn’t get otherwise, from indepth, hands on workshops using the produce, to food experiences that devour the taste buds.
Each experience tells a little more about the produce and brings people closer to where their food comes from. And learning how to cook a new recipe is always lots of fun!”
With only limited numbers of tickets available for the taster events, they are expected to sell out quickly.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now via the Horowhenua Taste Trail website. Visit http://www.tastetrail.co.nz/your-taste-trail-adventure.html
Horowhenua Taste Trail
Saturday 25th November, 10am – 4pm
Join us for what will be an adventure through Horowhenua's specialist food producers! From farm tours to tastings...there will be a new experience for you up every road or track on the Trail! The Horowhenua Taste Trail is in it's second year and we have some delightful surprises in store for you
Early Bird Tickets - Buy your tickets online before the 24th November to save!
The Horowhenua Food Story
Friday 24th November, 6pm – 9pm
Get your glad rags on and celebrate the Horowhenua Food Story. An evening celebration where you will hear the stories of the Horowhenua producers early days starting out, to where they have come to now.
Tickets: $50.00 - Glass of bubbles on arrival. Canapes featuring the produce of our local producers, whipped up by acclaimed foodie Ruth Pretty.
Tendertips Asparagus Champagne Breakfast by Little White Rabbit
Saturday 25th November, 9am – 10am
Kick start your Taste Trail experience in style with a special breakfast at the Tendertips Asparagus Packhouse. The Little White Rabbit pop-up café will be serving Tendertips Juicy Jumbos with Levin free range poached eggs, hollandaise, toasted sourdough and prosciutto.
Tickets: $35.00 Breakfast and a glass of bubbles (or coffee, tea or juice).
Uma’s Vegetarian Cooking Class with Woodhaven Gardens
Wednesday 22nd November, 6pm – 9pm
Learn how to make authentic Indian dishes with Uma. On the menu is vegetarian dishes featuring the freshest produce from Woodhaven Gardens. After watching a demonstration and learning how to make the dish you will enjoy the meal as a group.
Tickets: $55.00 includes all ingredients to cook with, and dinner you created to enjoy.