There’s a new resto shaking things up on the Auckland culinary scene. Located at the five-star Langham Hotel, Eight is named after the eight (count 'em, eight!) kitchens that comprise the restaurant, together cooking up a culinary journey through world cuisine. When you dine at Eight, it’s possible to create your own personal degustation, noshing on dishes from each kitchen.
Named for iconic journeys and destinations that also reflect the food available at each, the kitchens include the Silk Road (wok and dim sum), Spice Route (Indian tandoori and curries), Tōkaidō (sushi and sashimi), Route 66 (New York style grille), Great Ocean Road (seafood and oysters), Garden Route (salads), Champs-Elysées (pastries, crêpes and cheese) and the tongue-in-cheek, Dessert Road (desserts).
There’s a theatrical aspect it, as diners can watch the culinary artistry on display. Select your raw ingredients-- the finest cuts of meat, fresh fish, and seafood-- and watch it prepared before your very own eyes, cooked to your liking. Breakfast and lunch are priced from $37 per person and dinner is $67 per person.
From now until April 25, 2011, you can enter the “Global Culinary Journey” competition when you dine at Eight, for the chance to win some dreamy prizes: staying and dining at five-star Langham hotels in Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles-- from The Langham Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred restaurants to a sensuous feast at The Langham London prepared by the godfathers of modern British cuisine, the Roux brothers, and an unforgettable meal served up by David Féau, a protégé of French chef Guy Savoy, at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena. Each time you dine in Eight, enter the draw to win:
· Three nights luxury accommodation at The Langham, Hong Kong dining at T’ang Court (2 Michelin stars) and also Ming Court (2 Michelin stars).
· Three nights luxury accommodation at The Langham, London dining at the newly-opened Roux at The Landau, the latest restaurant by the famed Roux brothers.
· Three nights luxury accommodation at The Langham Huntington, dining at The Royce by the esteemed chef David Féau
· Return around-the-world economy airfares for two people from Auckland to Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles. (Full terms and conditions apply)