Monday, April 30, 2012

Nice words from our friends at Restaurant Indonesia on Marine Parade Napier, thanks guys!

  • Thanks guys & girls for yet another FANtastic lunch. We introduced someone new and this American friend was very impressed as well. What a great format, what a fantastic dishes, great wine list and this all at very affordable - dare I say 'cheap' - price level. Service great as well. Thanks for the business cards and I definitely will spread the word. Will need some more very very soon!!! Will be back soon with a family member coming over from Holland. Keep the good work going... Cheers from Joss & Kees
Monday I had natural oysters the lamb dish abit of the duck dish the pork dish the flat fish the cheeses and a bottle of clearview chardonnay and 2 bottles of Claret - The best lunch ever. BRB this week for ditto above....And I'm voting for this place twice for the hb hospo awards..Amen
Thanks Kat for the generous support :)

Hospo Awards

Congratulations Ten Twenty Four - two finalist placing in the HB Hospo Awards!! Outstanding Chef and Restaurant! Don't forget to vote
WELCOME TO FOOD HAWKE'S BAY Grown in New Zealand's unique food and wine region, by producers driven by a passion for quality, and made with an uncompromised

On Saturday the 21st April, we dined at Ten Twenty Four for lunch.
My husband had the Rabbit dish, I had the duck. Absolutely amazing food! the wine was so well matched, the service was great - attentive staff, very well presented dishes and the array of flavours on the plate were just fantastic.
We had our wedding reception at Hettinga 4 years ago and i must say - its looking much better now, you've really opened the place up. We've really raved to all our friends !!! highly recommended :) we will be back. 
Thanks Amanda for your nice words, we look forward to seeing you real soon :)

Finalists announced - HB Hospo Heroes...

Once again the industry have spoken with finalists being announced for the Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards for 2012.

Following a successful formula used in other regions around the country, the Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards is about honouring the heroes, the awards serve to promote excellence in hospitality and the chance for the industry to celebrate together and recognise their own.  We believe that the benefits of a peer recognition awards programme that celebrates dedication and excellence would not only draw our industry closer but also raise aspirations and performance.

“We have made a few interesting changes in the criteria and the categories, introducing a few new ones, the response to the refresh has been great, like the industry, we need to keep things moving and current”, Vicky Rope, Event Organiser Food Hawke’s Bay says.  “Ethnic Restaurant, Wine and Beverage List and Outstanding ‘Local’ were all popular choices to nominate in, it will be interesting to see the results!”

The industry are now asked to vote for one of the four finalists in each category and the person or establishment that receives the most votes in their category will be announced as the winner at the awards ceremony held at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House in Hastings followed by an afterparty at level 1 on Monday 21st May 2012.

The 2012 finalists are:
Orton Catering Outstanding Winery Experience
Moana Park Winery
Clearview Estate Winery
Black Barn Vineyard
Mission Estate

Grande Gourmet Outstanding Restaurant
Fox on the Quay
Ten Twenty Four
Milk & Honey

Simply Squeezed Outstanding Café Experience
Opera Kitchen
Tuki Kitchen
At E's
Taste Cornucopia

Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant Best Ambience and Style
Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant
Elephant Hill Restaurant
Deliciosa Tapas & Wine Room

Steinlager Pure Outstanding Establishment
Shed 2
Rose & Shamrock
Diva Bistro & Bar
Deliciosa Tapas & Wine Room

Food Hawke’s Bay Outstanding Chef
Andy Glover, Tuki Kitchen
Jeremy Rameka, Pacifica
Kent Baddeley, Ten Twenty Four
James Beck, Taste Cornucopia

Toops Outstanding Ethnic Restaurant
Sri Thai
Restaurant Indonesia
Master of India
Starlake Restaurant

Regal Marlborough Salmon Emerging Chef
Adam Lambert, Pacifica
Simon Ward, Shed 2
Birgit Gerding, Milk & Honey
Graeme Miles, Mission Restaurant

Sacred Hill Outstanding Sales Rep/Supplier
Lisa Clarke, Clearview Estate Winery
Jane Lobb, Pernod Ricard Ltd
David Thompson, Grande Gourmet
Pip Harrison, Liquor King Napier

GEON Outstanding Barista
Al Borrie, Box Espresso Bar
Ted Simpson, Opera Kitchen
Zoe Chisholm, Hawthorne Coffee Roasters
Campbell Gasson, Milk & Honey

EIT Outstanding Front of House Team
Deliciosa Tapas & Wine Room
Milk & Honey
Mission Restaurant

VJ Distributors Outstanding Local
Rose & Shamrock
Deliciosa Tapas & Wine Room
Westshore Inn

Eftpos Specialists Outstanding Front of House Personality
Rebecca Rameka, Pacifica
Sarah Watson, Deliciosa Tapas & Wine Room
Sean Burns, Milk & Honey
EJ, Mission Restaurant

Restaurant Association Outstanding Winery Restaurant
Black Barn Bistro,
Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant
Elephant Hill Restaurant
Terroir at Craggy Range

Dhall & Nash Outstanding Wine & Beverage List
The Old Church,
Deliciosa Tapas & Wine Room
Milk & Honey