EYM 608 x 416

Kitchen Takeover
Eat Your Memories

“Food has a way of transporting us back to the past.” – Hamaro Cantu, 2020

For Eat Your Memories we crowd-sourced ladlefuls of memories from our culinary customers and turned them into a six course delectable degustation, all with a touch of kitsch and a sprinkle of sophistication. 

Diners were transported to another time and place by our reinvented Kiwi childhood classics.

What was on the menu?

To Start

Pavlova – Absolut raspberry vodka / raspberry and kiwi fruit purée / meringue

Asparagus Roll – Fresh asparagus / sourdough snap / cream cheese / microcress

The Mains

Fish and Chips –  Soups vide fish / duck fat chips / edible sand / nori batter pearls / tartare sauce

Wine Match: Charles de Cazanove, Champagne (NV), France


Lamb Roast –  Sous vide lamb / mustard herb crumb / roast potatoes / roasted carrot and kumara / peas / lamb jus

Wine Match: Lindsay Collection Merlot (2017), Barossa Valley


Cheese on Toast –  Welsh rarebit / homemade sourdough / pickled onion gel / pickled shallots

Wine Match: Pedro Ximnes Sherry (NV), Spain


Rice Pudding – Coconut rice pudding / rice pudding foam / pineapple sorbet / caramelised rice

Wine Match: Hawkes Ridge Noble Voignier (2017), Hawkes Bay


Cereal Milk Ice Cream Cone – Cornflakes ice cream / chocolate mousse / rocky road / hokey pokey / waffle cone / cricket bat

What did the diners think?

“We had a such a cool night at the Kitchen Takeover. The food, atmosphere and music was all fabulous. And the build up to it with the secret location and menu all added to the fun. We are looking forward to the next one !!”

Kim Pahl


“This is an amazing experience put together by someone who is passionate about food and the whole dining experience. A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed.”

Yolande Fenneman


“Kitchen Takeover has done it again. Another fun night, amazing food and all done with such style. I’m hooked!”

Kat Sutherland

Wish you'd had a bite?

Kitchen Takeover, Eat Your Memories, will take you on a taste tangling tour of our fans’ fondest foodie flashbacks. We will bite into the best over multiple decades, reinventing Kiwi childhood classics into dishes so memorable they’ll transport you to another time and place with a six course degustation.