GATE VIII RICHARD FRATER X OPEN COFFEE AND WHAKAMANATIA

20 January 2021

This dinner was a collaboration between resident artist Richard Frater, K Road based OPEN coffee and social enterprise Whakamanatia. The result was a generous evening sharing stories of displacement, land loss and environmental issues; alongside the sharing and celebrating of kai and rituals towards healing and connection through stories of Te Ao Māori and connection to taiao our natural environment.

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Whakamanatia’s Grayson Goffe signals dinner commencement.

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This dinner was a collaboration between resident artist Richard Frater, K Road based OPEN coffee and social enterprise Whakamanatia. The result was a generous evening sharing stories of displacement, land loss and environmental issues; alongside the sharing and celebrating of kai and rituals towards healing and connection through stories of Te Ao Māori and connection to taiao our natural environment.

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Menu

Ranginui

Harvested rainwater has been filtered and infused with native bark served with the aromatic Tarata leaf.  The rainwater has been kept in blue light vase whereby blue photons enhance energetic properties.

Tawhirimatea ∙ Robyn Pryor

Tītī (Mutton Bird) sourced from Rakiura (Stuart Island) / Tītī Island have been slow cooked, pulled and stuffed into a delicate fry bread. Served with Waikohua (Tītī broth) accompanied with sweet-pickled Puha.

Tangaroa ∙ Tiare Turetahi

Rye bread with a creative take on Taroi (a traditional Maori food; fermented mussel with either Puha or watercress) alongside smoked Kutai (Mussel) in shell and placed on swoosh of rue.

Tane Mahuta ∙ Te Rangimarie Atkins

Kauri, Pohutakawa and Manuka (from left to right) stoic flavours of our native rakau pervade three salmon wings 

Hamietiketike ∙ Whaea Taneko

Kamo Kamo croquettes, kawakawa chips, kawakawa berry butter and an infused burnt butter.

Rongomatāne ∙ Grayson Goffe

Kūmara varieties showcasing the depth of sweetness of this integral vegetable within Māori kai.

Papatūanuku

Steamed pudding cooked within the Earth at Ihumātao