Lauraine Jacobs

Food & Wine Writer

6 June 2017

DAY 4 EARTH: WITH MONIQUE FISO AT CREATIVE MATAKANA

Monique Fiso of Hiakai, a pop up venture she has created to develop modern Māori cuisine got up at 3am to get her hangi fired up. Totally unique, modern and inspired with stunning handwoven harakeke baskets for every portion of food. an experience that you had to be there for.

Thanks to Cathy Gould for fabulous hosting in her stunning garden and home and husband Roger Donald for assisting, digging and supporting Monique through the rain!

CREATIVE MATAKANA MENU EARTH | WHENUA

PARAOA Rewena Flatbread, Nasturtium Butter

KAI MOANA Mahurangi Bay Oyster, Horopito Mignonette, Apple Gelee Tuatua, Kawakawa Butter Wine Match: OBV Pinot Gris 2015

HĀNGI & PUNGAREHU Pork Belly, Puha, Urenika, Pork Jus Local Greens , Kawakawa Berry Dressing Kumara Wine match: OBV Syrah 2015

TIO Gould Garden Ice Pops

KAI REKA Burnt Sugar Hāngi Pudding, Kaanga Wai Ice Cream, Rhubarb and Apple