For its latest excuse to eat, drink and be merry, the Treasury Casino is taking inspiration from our neighbours across the ditch. Over one cheese and wine-filled evening, the CBD hotspot will be serving up New Zealand's best dairy and vino — and given the country's reputation on both fronts, it's certain to deliver.
In a special Ekka holiday eve edition of the casino's regular cheese and wine parties, your tastebuds will think they've ventured across the ocean between 5pm and 8pm on Tuesday, August 14. With Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling on offer from Catalina Sounds, Matua Valley, Villa Maria, Squealing Pig and more, prepare to sip and sample away for three hours for $59 per person, which is definitely cheaper than jumping on a plane. So are the event's VIP $99 tickets, which include Cloudy Bay wines, chats with winemakers, and a premium cheese and canape selection.
This time, the tastiness takes place not only in the Treasury's courtyard — complete with a starry backdrop — but also in The Lab, because there's just so much NZ-themed deliciousness to around. Live music from The Koi, New Zealand canapés, Pan Head craft brews and 42 Below feijoa vodka will all help round out the evening.