From foodie events to diet tips and Friday night drinks, here are the best bites of food news this week.
Friday night drinks
• Wine time
Marlborough winery Cloudy Bay has transformed Parnell hot spot 46 & York into a food and drink pop-up. And really, is there a better start to a long weekend than pairing a glass of Cloudy Bay with Mahurangi oysters? Viva has all the information you need on the new set-up.
• Big burgers
Pop-up burger joint, The Bearded Clam has found a semi-permanent home in Ponsonby. From Thursdays through to Sundays, they'll be taking over the Late Night Diner up until Christmas.
• Big cheese
New to the food market scene is Guerrilla Grill. Their pimped out Land Rover grills delicious, cheesy sandwiches. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to track them down this weekend.
The brunch bunch
• Yum cha
Forget smashed avo. We recommend a big sleep in then a trip to yum cha. Our pick? Grand Park Chinese Seafood Restaurant at Alexandra Park Raceway has been wheeling out yum cha trolleys for 12 years. Check out our favourite dishes in this review.
• The secret to keeping guacamole green
At last, the formula for keeping our favourite summer time dip from turning brown. And it turns out all you need is an unconventional ingredient that's likely been in your cupboard for years.
• Five foods to live longer
Japanese cuisine unlocks the secret to a longer, healthier life with these five unassuming ingredients.
• Why the Heart Foundation is ditching the Tick programme
After 25 years of helping us make healthy choices the Heart Foundation is taking the Tick programme off supermarket shelves. Fiona Connor explains why.
Make it this weekend
• Extra eggs
In celebration of World Egg Day, Viva has gathered an impressive collection of 10 perfect egg recipes.
• Liquorice meringues
Want to introduce something new to your guests? This intriguing smashed liquorice meringue with berries and chocolate cream recipe on Bite is begging to be tried.
• Feta cheese
Got some time on your hands this long weekend? Viva shares a feta cheese recipe from sustainable new cookbook Grown & Gathered. It takes three days to make but lasts for months.
Add to basket
• Chocolate butter
Fresh on supermarket shelves this week is Lewis Road Creamery's chocolate butter. Co-created with Whittaker's using their dark ghana chocolate, will it be as popular has their famous chocolate milk collaboration?