Hilton Auckland Replicates Matakana Village Farmers’ Market In Bellini Bar

During New Zealand’s Largest Tourism Tradeshow TRENZ, Hilton Auckland Is Transforming Bellini Bar Into The Popular Matakana Village Farmers’ Market.

This information originated in Australian English.

April 24, 2013

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - On Tuesday 23 April 2013, Hilton Auckland's Bellini Bar became the home of one of the most popular country farmers' markets in New Zealand, Matakana Village Farmers' Market. What you would usually expect to find at the renowned market was showcased for one night only in Bellini Bar, especially "dressed up" to host the media function event for TRENZ.

Fine wines from this renowned region were showcased along with cheeses including soft buffalo mozzarellas from the Whangaripo Valley, authentic Italian mozzarella in "pugliese style" made with rich creamy New Zealand milk, accompanied by a wide range of chutneys, mustards, curds and jams. In true New Zealand delicatessen style guests were treated to an array of farm sausages and delicate whitebait fritters.

The privileged guests of this unique private function at Hilton Auckland Hotel included 55 international and domestic media who were attending the TRENZ tradeshow. At TRENZ, Hilton Hotels & Resorts showcased their four New Zealand properties within the North and South Islands.

Commenting on the event Roger Brantsma, general manager, Hilton Auckland, says "This is simply an example of what we can do with our fantastic waterfront venues. When our clients have a clear picture in mind of what they would like to see for their event, our experienced team will do the "magic" to turn it into reality. And for those clients that are not sure about what they want, our team would be delighted to suggest various creative ideas."

While at the end of the media event the food and wine producers "checked out" of the hotel and returned home, a selection of fine Matakana wines and Puhoi Valley cheeses remained behind and will be available at Bellini Bar during the month of May.

Only Bellini Bar at Hilton Auckland gives you the opportunity to buy these refined wines by the glass and match them with a cheese selection. From the creamy palate of Ransom Wines' Chardonnay to the sulky red of the Runner Duck Syrah, this range of wines will be accompanied by a cheese platter of the best of Puhoi Valley.

For more information about this special offering at Bellini Bar, please visit www.bellini.co.nz or email bellini@hilton.com.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Auckland and Bellini Bar at http://news.hilton.com/auckland.


Cristina Magni
Hilton Auckland
+64 9978 2016

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