Summer of ’71 – An Edible Exhibition Gift Voucher

RRP $149.00

If there was ever a year that changed food forever it was 1971.

Kitchen Takeover’s next secret supper will pay homage to the year that changed the way we cooked and ate. After all, ‘71 was a seminal year which marked a huge leap forward for mankind. Man was exploring the moon, we were demanding the return of our boys from Vietnam and Greenpeace was founded. The perfect recipe for a seismic shift on all fronts.

So what happens when you take some of food’s most significant innovations and transform them into an edible exhibition of fine dining fodder?



From 19th February to 2nd April, Kitchen Takeover will transport you to the Summer of ‘71 to explore how global food sped up and slowed down all in one bite. Instant noodles were invented, the quarter pounder permeated our palates and coffee went crazy. At the same time, the first vegan cookbook hit the shelves, cooking for pleasure came into our consciousness and men were being encouraged to get into the kitchen!

Whew! Lucky for us, because Rob Forsman and Shane Yardley are back leading us by the hand and palate into this delectable decade. They’ve devised a six course fine dining degustation menu that puts the fancy into fondue and the salt around the rim of the frozen margaritas.

1971 brought us a huge new range of culinary delights, so, it’s only fitting that we are offering a diverse menu with the following options:

  • Gluten free
  • Plant Based
  • Dairy free
  • Vegetarian
  • No fish
  • Pescatarian
  • Nut allergy – please specify the types of nuts.
  • No red meat

What are the dates and times?

Dinner 7-10pm:

Saturday 19th February

Thursday 24th/Friday 25th/Saturday 26th February

Thursday 3rd/Saturday 5th March

Thursday 10th/Friday 11th/Saturday 12th March

Thursday 17th/Friday 18th/Saturday 19th March

Thursday 24th/Friday 25th/Saturday 26th March

Thursday 31st March/Friday 1st/Saturday 2nd April

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend this event?

With the very recent announcement of the traffic light system, we will require attendees to be vaccinated. You may be asked to show proof of this. Is it not yet clear if showing a negative test result will be accepted. We will clarify all the regulations around the traffic light system as soon as the government provides more information. Please note, we do understand that not everyone can or wants to be vaccinated. There is no judgment or discrimination from us around this. it is simply a business necessity to allow us to continue to operate.

Who is it for?

Wild-at-heart foodies on the hunt for a ‘big city’ style food adventure. Think the secrecy of an East London supper club mixed with the gastronomy of a top Melbourne laneway eatery and the creativity of a Copenhagen restaurant.

Who is designing the mouthwatering menu?

Shane Yardley is a chef with platefuls of experience. Having spent the first part of his career training in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants including the Sanderson and Bistro Largo, he did a long stint as Simon Gault’s right hand man. He has now returned to the fold as a tutor at Toi Ohomai teaching the next generation how to cook like a pro. Career highlights include Head Chef of Euro, Fish, and a guest judge on Masterchef. You’re in for a treat. Alongside him will be Kitchen Takeover’s Rob Forsman. After seven years as Al Brown’s Head Chef, he knows a thing or two about cooking.

How does it work?

The location is revealed two hours prior by text and email. The secret location in Tauranga. The set menu will be announced when you arrive. You can choose to be seated communally to meet your undiscovered foodie friends or on your own table.

Where and when will it be?

A secret location in Tauranga.

What happens if the event is unable to go ahead due to COVID-19?

We will postpone it to a later date. If you are unable to make this date we will offer an alternative date or a refund.

How much?

This voucher is to the value of a ticket which is $149pp. This includes six courses plus a welcome cocktail or mocktail.