The event Highlighted the winter programme that takes place over four weekends in June and also previewed the 10th summer festival that stretches over 10 days in November.
“This is the first time we’ve taken FAWC out of Hawke’s Bay,’ event manager Hilary Nyberg says of the degustation meal at Homeland Dining Room for business events, travel trade, media and other tourism partners.
Chef Casey McDonald of Craggy Range joined forces with Homeland founder and chef Peter Gordon to present guests with a multi-course meal featuring some great Hawke’s Bay classics all matched with wine.
Nyberg says, “We want to grow the awareness of FAWC and encourage packages around the event.” The winter programme includes a popular highlight – Truffle Heaven, and a new Psalms on Sunday at Giant Brewing, Havelock North. Fireside Ginstronomy; a Winter Wellness day retreat; Bike, Beer and Barbecue; and a Flavours of the World evening are just some of the other highlights of the programme.
Jess Wiggins, media and PR at Hawke’s Bay Tourism, says the Auckland function was a chance to give those in the business events, incentives and tourism sector a taste of FAWC. “This means when they recommend the event to their clients they know what they are talking about. The beauty for the trade is that FAWC is a timetabled event over every weekend in June and 10 days that include two weekends in November”.
Check out pictures here but be warned, they will make you hungry!