NZ's most exciting culinary festival: Visa Wellington on a Plate

This epic, region-wide culinary festival celebrates the best talent and produce that Wellington has to offer, all curated into one tasty programme

Visa Wellington On a Plate Hot for Hot Dogs 10


1 – 31 Oct 2020


Various locations

For the whole month of October, the Wellington region will be transformed into a foodie’s paradise, with pop-ups, culinary events, exclusive Festival Dishes, Cocktails and Burgers to put a spring in your step. 

The Visa Wellington On a Plate programme will go live on 24 August at Visa ticket presale starts on 31 August and general tickets are on sale from 7 September. 

Our favourite month of the year is fast approaching. And no, we’re not talking about December. Who needs Christmas Day for feasting when you can indulge for four weeks? ... this gastronomic festival will provide you with 31 days of indulgence.

Dish magazine

VWOAP 2019 winning dish grace patisserie
VWOAP 2019 winning burger cafe medici
VWOAP 2019 winning cocktail pravda cafe

Visa Wellington On a Plate Festival Award winners

During August 2019, thousands of Burger Wellingtons, Festival Dishes and Cocktail Wellingtons were devoured, savoured, sipped and rated to find the overall winner of each category. 

Best Dine Wellington Festival Dish

Newcomer Grace Patisserie with "The Egg", coming Whittaker’s white chocolate coconut mousse with Zany Zeus lemon creme fraiche, hazelnut dacquoise and kataifi.

Best Garage Project presents Burger Wellington

Martinborough's Cafe Medici with "Prawn Underbelly" which was matched with Garage Project Hapi Daze - Pacific Pale Ale.

Best Cocktail Wellington

Wellington institution Pravda with "Schmoke and a Pancake" - a mānuka-smoked maple and walnut Old Fashioned cocktail accompanied by 'Old Zealand' Dutch pancakes served with maple syrup and candied walnuts.

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