Adventure Package: New Zealand
Enjoy authentic tastes from New Zealand
Kiwis are all about delicious food. Kiwi is a nickname for the people of New Zealand and derives from their national symbol - the native Kiwi Bird. It would be difficult for anyone to choose a favorite cuisine here due to the outstanding seafood options, succulent meats, divine cheeses, local produce and, of course, fantastic wines.
New Zealand is made up of two islands, North Island and South Island which provide more than 8,700 miles of coastline! Therefore seafood has been a staple for New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people who inhabited the two islands well before Western influences arrived. They called themselves tangata whenua meaning “people of the land” due to their deep-rooted connection to the land and sea. Today, you can find heaps of crayfish, whitebait, salmon, mussels, paua (abalone), scallops, oysters and more at local markets throughout the country. Fish and Chips is also a bona-fide favorite here.
The island nation is also known for their high-quality lamb that has made its mark as an esteemed dish around the world, especially when flavored with fresh rosemary and served with local, seasonal vegetables. For a more cultural experience, make sure to try the Maori hangi, a native method of cooking meats and vegetables using a hangi, or underground oven. Kiwis are also big fans of desserts including pavlova (merengue with whipped cream and fruit), cheeses, chocolate fish (chocolate-coated marshmallows shaped as fish), chocolate pineapple candy called Pineapple Lumps and hokey poke ice cream (ice cream with honeycomb toffee pieces) to name a few. Yum!
Gather your friends and family, uncork your New Zealand wines from Mission Estate Winery and try pairing them with these three recipes provided by the featured Artisans for the ultimate Kiwi experience. Cheers!
The International Gourmet Adventure Package from New Zealand includes the following items:
• Kamahi Honey - J. Friend and Co.
• Onion Balsamic Marmalata - Wild Country
• Dried Kiwi Bites - Kiwi Bites
• Steak Sauce - Artisan Vinegar
• Lager Vinegar - Artisan Vinegar
• 3 Hot Sauce Tasters (plus a coupon!) - Wild West Worcester
• Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter - Fix & Fogg
Enjoy these authentic New Zealand products with the featured wines for the ultimate experience! Read more about the Products and Artisans below.
International wines sold separately.
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J. Friend and Co.
Beekeepers, Jeremy Friend and Sharyn Woodnorth began a new venture together after tasting exquisite honey from roadside stands during a long drive. The result is outstanding, artisan honey that is 100% pure, organic, single-vintage honey and expresses unique, complex regional flavors. A true salute to honey bees!
• Kamahi Honey
Located in Christchurch, New Zealand
Established in 1995, Angelique van Camp and her husband Stephen Wilkinson, started out with a small passion project of infused oils and vinegars. Five years later their enthusiasm for great flavor combinations morphed into a full-time family business and has grown to include over 60 high-quality, small-batch products!
• Onion Balsamic Marmalata
Located in Hamilton, New Zealand
With no luck in finding a healthy snack for her daughter, Sandy Mecredy took things into her own hands. Years earlier, the Mecredy family moved to Kerikeri in Northern New Zealand where they established their own kiwifruit orchard. After some creative trial and error, Sandy created these beautiful and 100% natural Kiwi Bites.
• Dried Kiwi Bites
Located in Northland, New Zealand
The philosophy behind this boutique producer is to strive for perfection while inventing truly outstanding culinary creations. Each product is hand-crafted using traditional methods and is made with all natural ingredients. By concentrating on New Zealand flavors enables them to capture the country’s beautiful spirit.
• Steak Sauce
• Lager Vinegar
Located in Wellington, New Zealand
Wild West Worcester
In the Wild West of Dargaville, NZ, is where these award-winning sauces and relish recipes are found and brewed. For over 30 years, this multi-generation family business has created a range that is “more than a condiment - it’s a revelation in a bottle.” Each batch is handmade and uniquely aged for over 10 months! Discount Voucher included!
• Spicy Sweet Blacksauce tester
• Hot Chili Hot Sauce tester
• Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce tester
Located in Northland, New Zealand
Fix & Fogg
About 4 years ago Andrea and Roman left the frenetic lawyer lifestyle for a more tangible and delicious one of making peanut butter. They started selling their PB range at their local bowling club and farmers markets. Propelled by the great feedback and multiple awards, the couple opened a small shop where you can tap on their window and get a refill of your favorite flavor.
• Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
Located in Central Wellington, New Zealand