Hidden down an alleyway in Auckland’s inner-city suburb of Parnell, Pasture is a small, 20-seat restaurant offering a set menu of paddock-to-plate style dishes, served by the chefs who prepare them.
Since opening a year ago, the award-winning restaurant is now one of the country’s most popular and innovative dining experiences.
Drawing inspiration from the country’s lush landscapes and agriculture, the seasonally led six-course menu, which takes three hours to enjoy, is distinctly New Zealand and changes frequently.
Food is cooked over the fire and traditional, artisanal techniques like fermenting, pickling, preserving and hand-milling are applied to produce rustic sourdough loaves, aged butter and handmade juices.
The menu can be paired with a selection of locally produced wines, most of which are proudly organic or biodynamic, or try the ‘Pasture Match’, featuring a range of house juices, infusions, natural ferments and extractions, for something completely different.