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Cuisine Good Food Awards 2016: New Zealand's best restaurants named....and whose tableware to they eat off???
The best in New Zealand's restaurant scene have been announced, with stalwart The French Cafe ending up on top.
The Auckland restaurant took out two of the top awards in the 2016 Cuisine Good Food Awards, best restaurant and best metropolitan restaurant.
The awards were announced at the Auckland Museum on Monday night, with many of New Zealand's most recognisable chefs, restaurateurs and critics in attendance. Read More...
We would like to congratulate:
The Sugar Club
Sid Sarawak - top Chef
Michael Meredith - runner up
Other awards and ‘hats’ too;
Tom Hishon - Orphan’s Kitchen
Phil Clark - Phil’s Kitchen
The Sugar Club
An interview on Radion New Zealand - hear the humble Peter talk shop!
BAYLY & COLLIS - ARTISAN TABLEWARE
At the top of their fields, chef Ben Bayly and potter Peter Collis combine their talents to produce an exciting new range of stoneware tableware.
Executive chef of 3 Hat restaurant ‘The Grove” and award winning ‘Baduzzi’, Ben approached Peter two years ago to design and make exclusive ranges of plates and bowls for use in these exceptional restaurants. Known throughout NZ as a talented potter, Peter had already added commission tableware to his well-known hand made objects and exhibition pieces. The outcome of this collaboration has proved to be so successful that it is now being incorporated into this seasons MKR (My Kitchen Rules) and Masterchef, sponsored by Stevens and co-judged by Ben Bayly.
The tableware is designed in a collaborative process by Ben, Peter and Collis Studio’s other half, ceramic designer Julie Collis. Manufactured in NZ it builds on the proud history of the production potteries of New Zealand’s past. This range encapsulates the hand-made pottery all New Zealanders love and have used, evoking memories of their childhood. The beautiful satin matt glazes have the warmth and colours from our distinctive NZ landscapes. The design reflects the hand made mugs and plates from our past, when the handmade was treasured as part of our culture.
Good looking and durable these pieces have been modernized to relate to current trends and interiors, moving away from formal sets towards complimentary collections of plates, bowls and mugs. Available from Stevens, click here.
BAYLY X COLLIS COLLABORATION
"THE GREAT ESCAPE"
TOP NZ CHEF BEN BAYLY HAS WORKED WITH RESPECTED NZ POTTER; PETER COLLIS TO DESIGN A RANGE OF TABLEWARE THAT YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON AT STEVENS.
ALL DETAILS IN POST.
High Tea at The Langham
Tea Sommelier Benjamin McManus of The Langham Auckland visits New Zealand Potters Peter and Julie at Collis Studios to see progress on a set of custom designed teapots, teacups and plates they'll be taking to Sri Lanka for the Global Final of the Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge in July 2015.
Next Workshop announced - click here for info and to book.
Exhibition in Christchurch
Form Gallery Exhibition
Collis Studio exhibition "Collusion" opened in Christchurch at Form Gallery on March 4th.
A stunning range of pieces are on display - please find the exhibition report and more images from Form Gallery here...
Home New Zealand
We are delighted to be in an article in the latest Home New Zealand in the February/March edition. The image is in the article "FULL CIRCLE, a classic home in Thames..." belonging to Dean Sharpe.Thank you, Home NZ and Dean!
For Heroic Gardens this year we are delighted to be opening our house to hundreds of people making their way through properties around Auckland this coming weekend, February 14th & 15th.
We will be exhibiting new work, and displaying how you can use our work in your home and garden situation.
Find out more about this weekend at this website: