Some of Hawke’s Bay’s top restaurants and hospitality professionals have been honoured as winners at the 2021-22 Cuisine Good Food Awards.
The prestigious awards have not been held since 2019 due to Covid but returned on Tuesday night via an online ceremony celebrating the best restaurants and hospitality professionals across the country.
Craggy Range, near Havelock North, took out the coveted Best Winery Restaurant.
Meanwhile, Andrea Marseglia, from Teresa Cocktail Bar in Napier, was one of three people who received the One To Watch Rising Talent Award during the awards ceremony.
Marseglia co-founded Teresa Cocktail Bar last year and is the beverage director at the popular establishment.
The awards ceremony was held on a sad night for Hawke’s Bay hospitality as finalist Black Barn Bistro, near Havelock North, suffered an extensive fire.
Pacifica in Napier was the only restaurant in Hawke’s Bay to receive three hats and one of only six restaurants in New Zealand to be awarded three hats. Central Fire Station Bistro (Napier) and Craggy Range (Havelock North) received two hats. Black Barn Bistro (Havelock North) received one hat.
First published by Hawke’s Bay Today. Click here to read the full article.