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?
Pavlova – Absolut raspberry vodka / raspberry and kiwi fruit purée / meringue
Asparagus Roll – Fresh asparagus / sourdough snap / cream cheese / microcress
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 !!”
“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.”
“Kitchen Takeover has done it again. Another fun night, amazing food and all done with such style. I’m hooked!”
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.