an Award & a Hat

Hi Honey, we’re home!  While we were away…adventures, shenanigans, rest and even a little awards ceremony in the big smoke!


Possibly the most nervous night of the year turned out to be a good one for us.   We got dressed up nicely for dinner and took out the Cuisine Good Food Award for Best New Regional Restaurant.  We are pretty pleased to know that they’re fond of what we’re doing and appreciative the nod!  Hawke’s Bay was there in force and many fellow establishments were also well recognised doing NZ cuisine and Hawke’s Bay proud.  Jeremy and the Pacifica crew won Best Regional Restaurant.


Oh yes, and we are super chuffed to be awarded 1 Hat, not bad just 10 months out of the gates!  Props to Te Awa, Mister D and Elephant Hill who also were also awarded 1 hat, Pacifica was awarded 2 hats! Not bad, not bad at all Hawke’s Bay!

Hats are awarded based on a point system and are a huge accomplishment!!