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Comida Restaurant – Nelson Mail 25.10.17

The new manager of Nelson’s Comida restaurant brings an authentic blend of Mediterranean heritage and culinary experience to the role. Aurelie Zentaoui  hails from the south of France and more recently the French restaurant La Fourchette in St Helliers, Auckland. She is now a key part of Comida, the Buxton Square restaurant that is part of the Prego Mediterranean Foods store, […]

Jellyfish Restaurant and Bar – Nelson Mail 20.09.17

Sitting on the new deck at Jellyfish Restaurant with views across the wharf and down the estuary to the open sea, is arguably the best waterside aspect in the region. TDC recently repaired the heritage wharf-side building that is home to Jellyfish, the old rotten timber wharf was re-strengthened and the building was fully rewired […]

FORD’s Restaurant & Bar – Nelson Mail 13.09.17

The building FORD’S Restaurant is located in at the top of Trafalgar Street has had many iterations as a café or restaurant since the late 1980’s. I can’t remember what business was operating in the premises before Jane and the late Nigel Price renovated the old building and turned it into Nelson’s first coffee roastery, […]

Kahurangi Liquor Distributors – Nelson Mail 06.09.17

A couple of years ago I wrote a column about Kahurangi Liquor Distributors and the Port wines they import and distribute; just over a week ago Greg and Amanda Day invited me to a luncheon with other wine writers to taste some of a new range they are importing from Chile and as we talked […]

Pinot Noir at Cloudy Bay – Nelson Mail 23.08.17

  Last week I was one of a group of wine writers, buyers and communicators who were invited to attend a Pinot Noir Salon at Cloudy Bay hosted by Estate Director Yang Shen, Senior Winemaker Tim Heath and Viticulture Manager Jim White along with Cloudy Bay winemakers Mario Dussurget Victor Joyeux and Dan Sorrell. While […]