F.A.W.C! An Evening with Ben Bayly

319 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, Hastings

Join acclaimed Chef Ben Bayly of Ahi, Aosta and My Food Story as he teams up with Carlita Campbell of Cellar 495 for a special night of food and wine.

Having worked in some of the finest kitchens around the world, Ben Bayley’s food philosophy is focused on using high-quality ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible and believes the best dishes are made with simple, fresh ingredients that are allowed to speak for themselves. It’s a philosophy that matches well with Hawke’s Bay’s own Carlita Campbell.

Since opening in September 2022, Cellar 495’s menu has received praise for being simple, robust, and perfectly executed with local, seasonal produce. Critically her dishes are delightfully balanced to match with worldclass wines. Enter, Mike Henley, Master of Wine, who will select and pour the wine to ensure F.A.W.C!ers make the very most of this incredible evening of food and wine.

Ticket price includes four course menu with wine pairing

F.A.W.C! is a series of exceptional food and wine experiences set in stunning locations in Hawke’s Bay. Running twice a year, F.A.W.C! is a chance to get up close and personal with chefs and food producers, wine makers and the clever people that make up the New Zealand food and wine scene. F.A.W.C! Winter Series runs every weekend during June.

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Cellar 495, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

319 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, Hastings

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