6 October 2017

NZ and Aussie capitals collaborate for Taste of Two Cities

| Ruwendi Wakwella
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Crowd outdoors drinking on a sunny day.

Craft beer, wine and lots more fun await you at ‘A Taste of Two Cities’! Photo: Ginny Tapia.

Aussies and New Zealanders will get a chance to set aside their rugby rivalries this Saturday 7 October and celebrate the unique relationship between our capital cities, when Wellingtonnz.com and NewActon Precinct team up to present Capital Collab: A Taste of Two Cities, in NewActon.

Share a beer or a glass of red with your kiwi mates at this cultural tribute to Wellington and Canberra. With renowned chefs, brewers, a live entertainer and local winemaker, Wellington is bringing their A – game to collaborate with Canberra’s finest in a melting pot of activity.

Highlights of the day will include:

  • 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) serving up a delectable one-off menu;
  • A pop-up bar serving award-winning craft beers from Wellington brewers Garage Project, Choice Bros, Kereru and Fork Brewing, alongside Canberra favourites Capital Brewing and Bentspoke. Wellington beer expert and the brains behind Beervana festival, Beth Brash, will also be making a special guest appearance;
  • Canberra District Wine Association will host tastings of the region’s finest drops featuring Capital Wines, Contentious Character, Four Winds Vineyard, Gundog Estate, Kerralee Vineyard, Long Rail Gully, Lerida Estate, Mount Majura Wines, Pankhust Wines and Summerhill Roads, joined by Larry ‘McPinot’ McKenna and the award-winning Escarpment winery from Wellington. Tickets are only $20, available for pre-purchase or at the event;
  • A sensational program of music all afternoon featuring Canberra superstar Lucy Sugerman who recently made it to the finals of The Voice (AUS) and NZ songstress Eva Prowse. Keep an ear out for a special song collaboration created especially for Capital Collab;
  • The launch of a special zine by Canberra author Sean Costello, telling a tale of love and discovery between a Canberran and a Wellingtonian;
  • Plenty more on offer, including street food served up by A. Baker, Bicicletta and Parlour, live art demonstrations by Canberra artists, and smooth vinyl sounds from local DJ collective Capital City Soul Club.

If you think that was all – think again. Our generous Wellingtonian neighbours are also giving two lucky Canberrans the chance to win a trip for two to Wellington’s Toast Martinborough wine, food, and music festival this November – worth over $2,500 each. Enter at the Destination Wairarapa stand during the event or online.

The event will take place in NewActon from 12 – 5 pm. Click here for more information.

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