CHRISTCHURCH RIGHT NOW
The citys's favourite gastronomic gathering, The Food Show, is gearing up for another big year. Local and national gourmet food and drink producers, kitchenware merchants, celebrity chefs, and the foodie faithful are all getting ready to congregate at Horncastle Arena for three days of inspiration, demos, and delicious delights.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet returns in May for a very special presentation of Salute – a programme of works created in collaboration with the New Zealand Army Band and Kiwi composers and chorogrpahers to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.
Thu 28th – Sat 30th May
Time to hit the books! And by books we mean the killer 'reading list' on offer at the just opened The Beer Library. It's home to more than 300 different bottles of beer from local, national and hard-to-source international brewers, and also offers five constantly rotating taps for rigger fills – we'll meet you at the 'library' after work, then?
LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Looking for Christchurch’s hottest fashion, coolest bars and trendiest dining spots? You’ll find them, and more, here.
Eating & Drinking
Head Over Heels
Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa
Eating & Drinking
Eating and Drinking
The Herb Centre
What's the Haps?
WORD ON THE STREET
Recent additions to the city include speakeasy Mama Hooch on Colombo Street; it's close to new Burmese joint Rangoon Ruby. Fans of hearty, home-cooked Italian are welcoming Casa Nostra in Ferrymead, pre-quake fave Vesuvio is back at Carlton Courts, and Mexican cantina chain Mexico Food & Liquor has also opened on the Hereford/Manchester corner.
Cold Red-Hot Fusion
Set your taste buds to 'bam!' when dining at new Sydenham lunch joint Fusion @ The Asiatique which, true to its name, serves up a killer mix of fresh, tasty and nutritious Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese. Expect to be hit square upside the palate with the zing of the freshly-ground herbs and spices that feature in everything on the menu!
The Devil Gets The Best Tunes
We’re loving Lyttelton 3-piece Devilish Mary & The Holy Rollers’ long-awaited self-titled debut. This fiery audio baptism weaves western swing with smouldering torch song, and will have pulses racing and toes tapping! Catch them in action live at Civil & Naval, Dragons Den Social Lounge, Pomeroy's and Volstead Trading Company.