Editor’s note: Creative Cuisine

Christchurch is blessed to have so many amazing culinary offerings, from local cafés, restaurants, bars, and gastro pubs.

Choosing where to dine (and drink) can be a tough decision, so why not step out of your comfort zone, and explore new options while patronising old favourites too.

Almost three years ago, my foodie/winemaker husband Justin and I arrived to live and work in Christchurch, not knowing much about the city’s culinary offerings. Our solution was to spend an afternoon browsing the internet looking for options, and writing each one on a separate piece of paper. The names went into our ice bucket. Now, when we head to the city, we pull out a name, and try somewhere new.

Metropol Editor, Lynda Papesch
Of course old favourites still make the cut, although it really excites our tastebuds to discover a different dining experience. Naturally, we continue to add names to the ice bucket, and that’s where Metropol’s Dining Guide proves invaluable.
Chocka full of eateries, it’s a regular ‘who’s who’ of established and new hospitality businesses for those who live here, those who visit, and anyone wanting somewhere quality to dine.

As our city’s footprint grows, so does the number and variety of eating establishments serving up classic and contemporary dishes, including creative new takes on Kiwi favourites, so make the most of them. February and March are busy times locally, with several major events scheduled, and thousands of visitors predicted. Join them in enjoying our delectable local cuisine.

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out pages 46-57 in the hard copy of this issue.Otherwise, sit back, relax, and enjoy the read.

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