Press Release from Monteiths
New Zealand’s most popular beer and food matching competition, The Monteith’s Beer and Wild Food Challenge is back, providing diners with a uniquely Kiwi wild food experience.
The Monteith’s Beer and Wild Food Challenge allows diners to experience wild cuisine, expertly matched with a craft brew at their local restaurant, café or bar.
“Over 160 restaurants have entered in this year’s competition, which we believe is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world,” says Monteith’s brand manager Phillipa Cameron.
“We’re into our 9th year this year and the number of entries has steadily grown, along with the variety of dishes on the menu. “
Some interesting items found on this year’s menu include: Cactus salad, Emu Salami, Pig Trotter and ear, Croc fillet, Kangaroo, a selection of snails and of course huhu grubs.
Eight regions participate in the nationwide competition, which runs for three weeks in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, and West Coast. Participants compete for their regional title and then the coveted National title.
The Monteith’s Beer and Wild Food Challenge commences on July 23 in the North Island and July 30 in the South Island. Finishing on Sunday 13 August in the North and the following Sunday 20 August in the South Island.