Seafood FEaSTIVAL

Let’s talk food, shall we…
It seems New Zealand (specially Auckland) is a great place for food, there are always great new places and restaurants to try and there is always some event related to it. I already talked about the weekend markets, but there are also cooking competitions or food festival every way you look.
I guess this was no exception. Last Monday Auckland’s anniversary was the perfect excuse to held the ABS Seafood FEASTival (ah…see what you did there) at the Wynyard Quarter, next to the Waitemata Harbour. This particular festival, donates its proceeds to charity. (If someone is interested I will leave a link to this years below)

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There was a series of stalls with different kind of seafood, cooking classes, kitchen appliances presentation, there was one guy who actually talked about spices and of course, drinks…for the cheap price of $3 you could buy your own wine glass and walked around trying wines.

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And now please, if you suffer from a condition of FOOD EXCITEMENT please restrain yourself.

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Overall the atmosphere was quite calm, occasionally you could here someone screaming “Scallops! prawn! Come try our Mussels!” But as I walk by I started to hear shout and screams, like if someone was have a very heated argument…but no…it was the Italians owning their stereotype, shouting, greeting and waving hands like crazy.
And of course…. these guys…

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(This years Charities: The Lions Club http://www.lionsclubs.org.nz & Blue Light http://www.bluelight.co.nz)

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Hablemos de comida…
Parecería que Nueva Zelanda (en especial Auckland) es un gran lugar para “la comida”, siempre hay nuevos lugares y restaurantes que conocer o algún evento relacionado. En posteos anteriores hable de los Mercados de fin de semana, pero también hay competencias de cocina y festivales de comida.

Imagino que esta no fue la excepción. El lunes pasado, durante el Aniversario de Auckland se presento el Seafood FEASTival (Feast= festin / Festival = festival) en el Wynyards Quarter, cerca del puerto the Waitemata. Las ganancias de este festival siempre fueron a caridad, así si alguno esta interesado los links a las caridades de este año se encuentran arriba.

Habia puestos por todo el muelle, con diferentes mariscos, clases de cocina, presentaciones de electrodomésticos, hasta habia un señor que simplemente hablaba de especial, y por supuesto…por el gran premio de $3 dolares podias comprar tu propia copa de vino para ir probando en los diferentes puestos. Por favor si alguno sufre de una condición de “emoción por la comida”, por favor abstenerse de la siguientes fotos.

En fin, el ambiente general era fue muy tranquilo, de vez en cuando habia un puedo que gritaba “Langostinos, ostiones! Venga y pruebe nuestras ostras!” Peor a medida que caminad hacia el fondo empecé a escuchar más gritos y lio y gente discutiendo… pero no.. .eran los italianos, siendo fieles a su estereotipo gritando, saludando gente y moviendo las manos como locos.
Y por su puesto…. estos tipos…

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  1. Sounds like you enjoyed it. What did you eat? Did you try anything for the very first time? I finally got to have crayfish so I was very happy. I always think that it is too expensive but for $30 I gut a decent portion so was pretty pleased with myself.

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