EAT.TASTE.CENTRAL – 14 September to 22 October, 2018

​The 2018 Eat.Taste.Central Regional Menu in association with MiNDFOOD is on between 14 September and 22 October. Inviting locals and visitors to take their taste buds on a journey through the flavours of Central Otago.

Local cafes, restaurants and cellar doors have collectively produced a ‘Central Otago Regional Menu’ that will celebrates our place in four categories: Burger & Sandwich Challenge, Pie Challenge, Main Meal and Sweet/Dessert. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Slow Cooked and Homegrown, the flavours of Central’.

You can vote online for your favourite menu items in the “Peoples’ Choice” Award and an invited judging panel will select its top picks and an overall winner.

Alongside the Regional Menu four special Regional Food focus weekend's will be held featuring unique events, accommodation, food & wine tours and other local experiences.

Cromwell & Bannockburn - September 28, 29 & 30
Teviot Valley - October 5, 6 & 7
Maniototo - October 12, 13 & 14
Alexandra, Clyde & Ophir - October 19, 20 & 21

View details on the 2017 Eat.Taste.Central People's Choice and Judges Award Winners

E.T.C - Main Meals
Inspired by the Central Otago landscapes, flavours and people our restaurants and cafes have been challenged to create a uniquely Central main meal. Read More

E.T.C - Pies
We’ve challenged local cafes and restaurants to create a unique pie that celebrates our flavours (and fills your belly). Read More

E.T.C - Burgers & Sandwichs
Where in Central Otago has the best burger or sandwich that represents our regions character and flavours. Read More

E.T.C - Sweets & Desserts
Sensational summerfruits and berries, aromatic herbs, and tasty cheeses. The E.T.C sweet & dessert category will appease your sweet tooth. Read More
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Food & Wine
Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
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