Aug 2019


Help us Choose our city’s favourite dish!

The Christchurch Food Chase is back for the month of August

Restaurants from across the city have created dishes for you to taste and rate during the month of August: are you ready for ‘The Chase’?

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Participating  Restaurants

Bacon Brothers  (Little High, 181 High Street, Christchurch)    Buffalo Chicken: with blue cheese aioli and a bacon weave OR (vegan) Buffalo Cauliflower: with 1001 island sauce and kumara chips / Beverage match: Maple Bacon Old Fashioned OR R.I.P Spongebob cocktail
Sister Kong   (123 Victoria Street, Christchurch)   Wagu Kimcheese Burger Wagyu beef, Charred kimchi, American cheese, iceburg lettuce, Little Kitty special sauce / Beverage pair: Sour beer cocktail & beer combo
Supreme Supreme   (10 Welles St, Christchurch Central)   Savoury mince toastie: with smoked cheese, McClure's sweet and spicy pickles, and a side of buttermilk slaw. Vege alternative: mushroom duxelle toastie with smoked cheese, McClure's sweet and spicy pickles, and a side of buttermilk slaw / Beverage pair: Garage Project Beer
Welles Street   (44 Welles Street Christchurch Central)   The Hellenic Burger: NZ lamb, ras onions, provolone cheese, pickled cabbage & special 44 sauce side / Optional side: Hasselback potatoes with citrus salts / Beverage pair: Mythos Greek Beer
Francesca's Italian Kitchen   (149 Gloucester St, Christchurch Central)   Parmesan Gnocchi alla Romana with bolognese ragù, pecorino, side salad. Beverage pair: wine (Chianti) or beer (Birra di Francesca)
Miro   (176 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central)   Lamb shoulder chop, chargrilled baby carrots, parsnip puree with port wine jus - Beverage pair: wine (Brookfields Sun Dried Malbec) or beer (Cassels and Sons Red Indian Pale Ale)
Dux Central  (   6 Poplar St, Christchurch Central)   Crispy skin duck breast: with rocket, bean sprouts, mandarin, candied hazelnuts, kumara shards and citrus vinaigrette
Dux Dine   (28 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton)   Squid Ink Prawn Pasta: in a creamy hazelnut sauce, served with broccoli and crushed chilli
Arbo Cafe   (265 High Street, Christchurch Central)   Crispy chicken salad: with cabbage, apple & mint slaw, chilli & roasted peanuts
El Fogón Grill   (Little High, 255 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central)   Pork Ribs, Beef Milanesa "Beef Schnitzel" OR Parrillada "Beef, Chicken, Chorizo": with your choice of salad or fries / Beverage pair: tap craft beer or house wine
South Side Social     (50 Wordsworth St, Sydenham)   Lamb Roti Canai: NZ lamb, beetroot, wasabi, mint, salad, toasted seeds on a roti (DF) *tofu and vegan mayo substitute available on request / Beverage pair: Garage Project Hapi Daze Balinese Groper: Balinese style groper, fragrant rice, coconut, fried shallots, leeks and a cucumber salad (GF)(DF) *tofu substitute available on request (VE)(GF)(DF) / Beverage pair: Marc Bredif Vouvray
Terrace Tavern   (130 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central)   Lunch Dish: Ocean sea scallops, butter roasted cauliflower, cauliflower puree, pork crumble, za-taar spice / Dinner Dish: Canterbury herb crusted lamb, crispy panko sweetbreads, mushroom risotto, goats cheese mousse, dukkah spice
Hikari   (287 Durham Street North, Christchurch Central)   Teriyaki Chicken Donburi on Rice (with Miso soup)
Rollickin' Gelato   (New Regent St and The Arts Centre)   Professor Plum: In the kitchen with the knife! Stabbin extra Fudgey Chocolate Brownie laced with Black Doris Plum Cheesecake topped with your favourite scoop of gelato & splatters of saucy yum plum. #whohasthekillerdish?
Unknown Chapter   (254 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central)   Breakfast Burritto: with grilled chorizo, smashed avocado, crispy bacon, black bean puree, scrambled egg, corn salsa and salsa verde / Beverage pair: Colombia Geisha black honey espresso
Smokey T's   (314 Cashel Street, Christchurch)   Smoked Beef Short Rib: 7 hour oak smoked Dinosaur bone with portobello and agria hash, burnt brocolli and brisket gravy / Beverage pair: Smokey T's Sauced Pale Ale
The Craft Embassy   (Level One, The Terrace, 126 Oxford Terrace)   Venison Short Loin: with parsnip puree, beetroot fondant, baby carrots, blueberries and port wine jus / Beverage pair: Georges Road "Block One" Syrah 2016 from Waipara
Native   (383 Colombo St, Sydenham)   Creamy Coconut Quinoa Porridge: with fresh fruit and coconut cream
The Anchorage   (4 Walker St, Christchurch Central)   Slow cooked smokey baked beans: with parmesan and sour cream on a slab of toasted Grizzly rye / Beverage pair: Specialty filter coffee
Caribe Latin Kitchen   (Little High, 255 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central)   Chorrillanas: Traditional Chilean dish of sliced beef, caramelized onion, french fries, two eggs and avocado sauce / Beverage pair: tap craft beer or house wine
The Fermentist   (380 Colombo St, Sydenham)   LUNCH or DINNER: Tasting Platter for 2 / Beverage pair: Flight of 4 Fermentist beers (Kiwi Pale Ale, Berliner Weisse, Red Ale, Brown Ale) Superfood Breakfast: Polenta, sautéed greens, chermoula, eggs, sriracha yoghurt and nuts / Beverage pair: either Lemon and Ginger Kombucha or Berliner Weisse
Sugarhorse   (100 Moorhouse Ave, Addington)   Grilled Fillet of Lamb: with bacon wrapped beans, caramelised pears, grilled brussel sprouts, cauliflower crumb and greek yoghurt
Sushi Soldier  ( Little High, 255 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central)   Lunch: Japanese Fried Chicken Karaage Donburi with a side of edamame beans Dinner: Ramen noodle soup: 15 hours cooked pork and chicken broth and noodles topped with thin sliced Japanese braised pork belly chashu, half soft boiled egg, bamboo shoots, corn and seaweed. with side of Karaage Fried Chicken / Beverage pair: Asahi Super Dry Beer.
Eightgrains  ( Little High, 255 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central)   Lunch: Taiwanese open style soft steam bun with braised pork belly or sweet and spicy fried chicken, house made peanut sauce and pickles, fried shallots, topped with crushed nuts and coriander - plus half a dozen hand made dumplings. Dinner: Dan Dan noodles Sichuan style noodles with hot and spicy chilli sauce and braised grounded pork served with bean sprouts, bok choy; topped with fried onion, peanuts and coriander - plus a side of six dumplings, followed by vanilla or matcha soft serve / Beverage pair: Allan Scott Riesling
Base Pizza  ( Little High, 255 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central))   Sir George has Beef with Rowdy's Nuggets: Pizza with Smokey BBQ sauce mozzarella, bacon, steak, pepperoni, red onion and topped with Aioli, set next to the Nuggets, which are slow cooked BBQ beef brisket served with Chipotle mayo. Paired with the Brew Moon's Wolf of Washington American Pale Ale.
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Boo Radleys   ( level 1/98 Victoria St, Christchurch Central)   Southern Fried Chicken Tenders: with maple black pepper caramel, molasses chili butter, and buttermilk chive waffle / Brew Moon's The Sitting Bull American IPA
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 Events in Partnership with The Christchurch Food Chase

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The Christchurch Food Chase is brought to you by:


With support from these great organisations:

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