If you've seen the latest issue of Glory Days magazine, you'll know we've put together a special seven page feature for you with some great ideas for hosting your own mid-winter barbecue, as well as a history of barbecues, written for us by food historian Andre Taber. If you haven't seen it, we can only ask you what you're waiting for and suggest you rush out to any of our stockists listed here or buy it directly from the Emporium without delay.
If, however, after reading our splendid feature we still can't tempt you to the sort of exertion required to play with fire and meat in your own home, we are able to offer you a rather less flammable option. You'll have to travel but we hope you'll be as excited as we are when we tell you that we've teamed up with the Matakana Sunday Sessions to bring to life our very own Mid-winter Barbecue and Market day!
On the 5th July from 10am - 2pm you really should join us for retro market stalls, vintage pampering, classic cars, live bluegrass and vinyl only sounds, rock n roll dancing, hot Sailor Jerry's punch, prizes, giveaways and, of course, delicious flame grilled fare.
Located in the picturesque Matakana Village, a scenic one hour drive north of central Auckland, the Matakana Sunday Sessions have been steadily growing a reputation as the place to discover new live music, vintage treasures and artisanal foods from around the local area. You'd be mad not to join us.
Gourmet barbecue fare and delicious Mexican cuisine from local producers
Delicious Sailor Jerry's Hot Apple Jerry and Hendricks Hot Gin Punch
A fabulous New Zealand made raincoat from Mushama and Me worth $289 or a highly collectible Hendrick's Punch Bowl
Beautiful genuine or reproduction vintage clothing from one of the fabulous stalls, or a brand new vintage 'do courtesy of the ladies at the Glory Days Pamper Parlour
At the classic cars and rock n roll dancing displays from the good people at Cruise Night Rockers and Wellsford Rockers.
To Hot Diggity - New Zealand's only all female bluegrass band, blending a mix of driving Bluegrass, vintage style and original songwriting and Netti Page - one of New Zealand's best Northern Soul DJ's who will be playing a vinyl only set.
For a full list of stalls involved in this unique event, visit our Experience page and keep up to date with all the news leading up to it by visiting the Matakana Sunday Sessions page on Facebook!
Interested in having a stall? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
And if you would prefer to do your own flame grilling, keep an eye out for our next barbecue post in which we'll feature recipes from the boys at the award winning Sydney based restaurant, Bodega, and a chance to win their cookbook, Recipes for a Good Time.