Taste Events

1 August 2018

Enjoy unique events during Taste Tauranga August 2018!


Taste Tauranga Tapas Trail

Brooklyn Patio & Bar . Macau . Nomad Food + Wine . The Barrel Room

Disrupt the hum drum of winter with an evening of sensational flavours, divine cocktails and a great night out with friends.

Grab a ticket and some friends and join the first ever Taste Tauranga Tapas Trail. We’ll take you on a trail of delights.

Four iconic restaurant bars, four stops, four sensations. Picture this…

Arrive at Brooklyn Patio & Bar and be served crispy chicken with apple and ginger slaw and a margarita to match, move on to Macau for steamed bao bun and ginger prawn dumplings gyoza with fruity sake. Next stop Nomad Food + Wine for a mouth-watering ginger and lime cheesecake with turmeric curd and coconut sherbet, paired with a whiskey sour cocktail. Finish your taste trail at The Barrel Room with a selection of finely aged Port and Cheese served with walnut crackers and quince jelly.

Tuesday 7th August. Start times vary - 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm

$80 per person

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Brooklyn Patio & Eatery

Wine Tasting

Five wines and a banquet menu - it’s set to be a great night! Join us on the 16th of August as Charles our sommelier leads us through a range of wines, paired with our Taste Tauranga banquet style menu! 

Thursday 16th August at 7pm

$75 per person. 

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The Barrel Room

Meet the Locals

Sample the Best of The Bay – fine wines by Mills Reef accompanied by nibbles using locally crafted artisan foods.

Wednesday 8th August, 7:30pm


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Liquorland - Top Shelf Tasting Room

A Midwinters Dram – Whisky and Cheese Pairing

Liquorland Whisky Club presents an evening of Fine Single Malts and delicious Cheese. Warm up with premium whisky from great distilleries such Glenfiddich and The Balvenie. Learn to pair Whisky and cheese like a pro in the company of likeminded individuals. Our Liquorland whisky club offers excellent value for money, with fine sprits at discounted prices, good food and fantastic company.

Topshelf Tasting Room, 11 Harrington St, Above Liquorland CBD

Wednesday 15th August at 6pm

Tickets $40 (includes $10 off any whisky purchased on the night)

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The Barrel Room 

Beer Essentials

Beer tasting for ladies. Try a wide selection of craft beer - nibbles included!

Wednesday 15 August, 7:30pm

$25 per person

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Liquorland - Topshelf Tasting Room

A tour of NZ Pinot Noir – Presented by Snapper Rock

Take a trip around different Pinot Noir Regions and styles. We will explore wines from Malbrough, Martinbrough and Central Otago and discover the various expressions of this much loved varietal. With delicious antipasto and wines ranging from bright rose to rich reds this evening is a must for Pinot lovers - with spot prizes and discounted prices! Our wine club evenings are great value.

Tuesday 21 August, 6:30pm

$30 including a $10 off voucher for wines purchased on the evening

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Lone Star

All you can eat Redneck Ribs

All you can eat Redneck Ribs on a Wednesday. Come in and give it a go.  We start you off with twelve ribs, buffalo chips and a beer, wine or soft drink for $45 and keep the ribs coming.  This is the meal that made us famous. T&Cs apply.

Wednesdays through August for Taste Tauranga


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The Barrel Room

Taste Mediterranean

Join us for an evening of Mediterranean flavours! We will have a selection of our Mediterranean wines to taste, and delicious nibbles from Vetro, Tauranga’s Mediterranean Food & Gourmet Grocery store.

Wenesday 22 August

Ticket price & details to follow..


The Barrel Room

Taste Beer with 8 Wired Brewery

Wednesday 29th August, 7:30pm


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