Urbis attended Fisher & Paykel’s elegant ‘Black Banquet’ in Auckland’s Takutai Square last night. The monochrome-themed dinner took place in a pop up “Social Kitchen” structure and was attended by members of the architecture, entertainment and hospitality industries.
The exclusive, black-clad evening was MC’ed by Jesse Mulligan and all food prepared on site by Gareth Stewart (executive chef of Nourish Group), students from the Food Design Institute at Otago Polytechnic, and gelato’s enfant terrible Gianpaolo Grazioli (head chef at Giapo).
Dishes included a taro dumpling with crayfish filling and smoked soil followed by a main of wild shot venison, leek ash, black trompette mushroom and fermented garlic.
Fisher & Paykel’s Social Kitchen Theatre, where the event took place, will remain open to the public until August 21, 2016 as part of Restaurant Month. For information on Social Kitchen Theatre events click here.