11 October 2017

Capital cities share the best of both at NewActon

| Ian Bushnell
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Aussies and New Zealanders put aside their rugby rivalries on Saturday to celebrate the unique relationship between our capital cities, when Wellingtonnz.com and NewActon Precinct teamed up to present Capital Collab: A Taste of Two Cities, in NewActon.

They collaborated on barbecues, street food, beer and fine reds in a cultural tribute to the two capitals.

A laneway kitchen featuring chefs Rob Essenburg and Simon Pepping from Egmont Street Eatery (NZ) and Sean McConnell and Dan Flatt from Monster kitchen and bar (AUS) served up a delectable one-off menu.

A pop-up bar served award-winning craft beers from Wellington brewers Garage Project, Choice Bros, Kereru and Fork Brewing, alongside Canberra favourites Capital Brewing and Bentspoke. Canberra District Wine Association hosted tastings of the region’s finest drops featuring and Summerhill Roads, joined by Larry ‘McPinot’ McKenna and the award-winning Escarpment winery from Wellington.

Local photographer Jack Mohr was on site to capture all the action.

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