Auckland’s Dining Made For Winter

The man behind some of Auckland’s favourite restaurants like Baduzzi, The Grove, and most recently The Grounds, shows Sir John Kirwan what makes our dining scene world class. And he’d be the man to know, before opening the part playground, part film studio restaurant in Henderson, the celebrity chef spent time cooking in Michelin star restaurants in France and London.


Check out the highlights from the incredible Matariki celebration hosted at the Grounds Eatery. The sold-out Gourmet Hāngi event hosted by Chef Ben Bayly and Hāngi Master Rewi Spraggon brought together the best of Auckland food and music. Enjoy the atmosphere and creativity behind each dish celebrated through the tradition of Hāngi. Celebrity chefs Kasey and Karena even popped into to lend a hand!

Matariki Gourmet Hāngi with The Grounds Eatery

Behind the scenes: Appreciate the innovation and creativity of Chef Ben Bayly and Hāngi Master Rewi Spraggon putting their skills to the test to deliver a very special and contemporary 10-course gourmet Hāngi menu featuring dishes cooked in a traditional earth oven.

Behind the Scenes: Matariki Gourmet Hāngi with Chef Ben Bayly
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