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Upcoming Events

A guided, behind-the-scenes taste trail that visits some of Taranaki's top food and beverage producers

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The Taste Trails

Join us on a trail around some of Taranaki's top food producers. Taste their produce, enjoy their tales and get a behind-the-scenes look at how they operate.  Celebrate the variety of food and beverage products produced in Taranaki and enjoy the delicious flavours with a taste at each location

How It Works:

First, choose a trail and then purchase a seat on the minibus, or get a group together and purchase seats for the whole bus (10 people).  You will be driven around each venue, and enjoy a personal experience with the owner/operator in your small group.  Please note that there is limited availability and tickets are allocated on a first in first served basis.

Tickets Include:

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Mini bus transport

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Taster samples & tales from each producer

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Lunch stop with an alcoholic beverage or soft drink included

  • Trail 1
    Trail 1
    Sat, 01 Jun
    Visit Fenton Street Distillery, Baked By Blanche, Fine Lime Company, Food Hugger Gourmet and head to the beautiful Ohangai for lunch
  • Trail 2
    Trail 2
    Sat, 01 Jun
    Visit Planta, LWF Rum, KPs Beef Jerky, Maison Aotearoa and Bees R Us and Black Sand Pizzeria for lunch.
  • Trail 3
    Trail 3
    Sat, 01 Jun
    Visit Knead Donuts, IncaFe Organic Coffee Roasters, South Seas Ice Cream, Juno Gin and Meat To You for lunch
  • Trail 4
    Trail 4
    Sat, 01 Jun
    Plant-Based Tour - Visit Kahu Glen Farm, Treasured Morning, Blue Petal Botanicals and Wild Pear Kitchen for Lunch
  • Trail 5
    Trail 5
    Sat, 01 Jun
    Walking Tour - start with lunch at Fork N Knife then visit Escape Coffee, Juice Head cold pressed juice and Three Sisters Brewery
  • Trail 6
    Trail 6
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Visit Natural Fare Herbs, IncaFe Organic Coffee Roasters, South Seas Ice Cream and Treasured Morning breakfast with lunch at Nice Hotel
  • Trail 7
    Trail 7
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Walking Tour - Start with lunch at Shining Peak Brewing then visit Known Unknown Wine, The Bok Shop and Mikes Brewery
  • Trail 8
    Trail 8
    Sun, 09 Jun
    Visit Egmont Honey, Juno Gin, Magic T, Villa Bumblebee Bakery and Quails Nest for lunch
  • Trail 9
    Trail 9
    Sun, 09 Jun
    Start with bubbles and brunch at Arborio restaurant followed by visits to Rolled Cookie Co and Texas BBQ Meats

The Grand Tasting Food Show Events

  • 02 Jun 2024, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Embark on a journey of diverse flavours at our Worldly Tastes session. Introduce yourself to products inspired by foods celebrated around the globe, while you learn not only of their origins but also the beautiful traditions and rituals that make them special.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Maison Aotearoa will show you how to entertain with NZ made French delicacies. In this demonstration, talk, and degustation, Mike is set to guide you through the time-honored practices of French Charcuterie, offering insights on pairing these artisanal creations with the ideal wine.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Marlaina and Chef Jeff Poole will showcase the preparation of two global-inspired dishes using MK Spice products. Attendees will enjoy a lively cooking demonstration, learn easy culinary tips, and receive a spice mix and recipe to try at home, along with samples of the dishes made.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Join us for an enchanting evening with Janet from LWF Distilling as we embark on a spirited journey through the rich tapestry of rum’s history. Uncover the secrets of this versatile spirit that has woven its way through culinary traditions.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Join this workshop lead by Piccolo Morso Bakery owner Julia, as she shows you how to make your own dough and create beautiful Italian creations such as pizza, focaccia and ciabatta.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Warm up with hot drinks (mulled wine anyone?), comfort food and warming flavours perfect for cozy winter days and nights.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Learn from Meat To You owner Shane McDonald and his chef, about the best slow-cooked meat process and secrets for perfecting melt-in-your-mouth tenderness!
  • 02 Jun 2024, 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Learning to make mulled wine is a delightful journey into the art of blending rich, fruity flavours with the aromatic and flavourful herbs such as cinnamon and sage. Martina of Blue Petal Botanicals will describe the key ingredients and impart her knowledge of the powerful properties of herbs.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Join us for an evening of flour, butter, and a dash of creativity at the Winter Pie Guru event. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a pie novice, you’re sure to leave with some great tips and inspiration to make the most of this perfect winter comfort food!
  • 02 Jun 2024, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Let's celebrate the drinks in our lives from coffee, tea and special non-alcoholic beverages to gin, rum, vodka and beautiful cocktails.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Welcome to the exclusive Whisky Lounge Event, a haven for connoisseurs and curious minds alike. Stuart, the master distiller from Fenton Street Distillery, will introduce you to a trio of whiskies and lead you on an enlightening tasting journey. Enjoy captivating tales & depart with a 100ml bottle.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Juno Gin are here to perform some magic tricks for the taste buds, as they demonstrate the changes of flavour that occur when you combine two ingredients. Enjoy a couple of simple G & T's and learn what happens with different mixers and be introduced to two new spirits Coffee Vodka and Chambord.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Join us for an exclusive evening where the art of brewing meets the joy of tasting. Our Brewer Insights and Sip Session event is a unique opportunity for beer enthusiasts to delve into the behind-the-scenes world of craft beer creation.
  • 02 Jun 2024, 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Join us for an exclusive journey into the artistry of food decoration, where the humble garnish takes centre stage. This is your invitation to discover the secrets behind our exquisite garnish', a realm where every citrus, edible flower or rim dust transforms the ordinary into extraordinary.
  • 03 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Meet, taste and enjoy some of the amazing foods, drinks and tonics that can really add benefits to our overall health and energy.
  • 03 Jun 2024, 10:15 am – 11:00 am
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    This session is designed to educate on the benefits of superfoods. Learn how to optimise your diet for energy, immunity and longevity.
  • 03 Jun 2024, 10:15 am – 11:00 am
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Learn the basic concepts behind how fermented foods work from Ruth, a specialist and expert. You will learn the different ways of fermenting vegetables, watch an in-depth demonstration on how to make sauerkraut and have the opportunity to have all your fermenting questions answered.
  • 03 Jun 2024, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
    New Plymouth, 69 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Learn to create a selection of three tasty smoothies packed with powerful superfood ingredients, from the arguably the best smoothie creators in town - Wild Pear Kitchen!
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