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Showcasing West Coast food & beverages

November 2020 saw a celebration of West Coast food and beverages.

Naturally West Coast Food 2020

The month-long event showcased gastronomic delights created with the region’s finest food and beverages. Participating restaurants and cafés will offer a signature dish using a key ingredient sourced locally. This could be anything from West Coast wild game, whitebait, fresh produce to salmon from South Westland.

Development West Coast Chief Executive Heath Milne says: "with the dishes all featuring some of our best produce and ingredients, November is set to raise awareness of the Coast as a place for foodies.”

“Our region produces some of New Zealand’s top food. We have award-winning bacon from Harihari and salami from Blackball. Westgold is recognised as the country’s best butter, beer brewed here is the best in the world, and Reefton Distilling Co. is winning award after award on both the national and international stage.

“As a region we have a lot to celebrate about our food and beverage sector. We look forward to seeing the innovative dishes our local chefs come up with.”

Mr Milne is calling on the community to get involved and enjoy the delicious array of dishes that will be on offer.

“With Naturally West Coast Food we are also reaching out to the rest of the country, inviting them to come and enjoy some amazing cuisine. Our untamed natural wilderness is the perfect environment to produce healthy, sustainable food."

The DWC run event will be supported by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, Hospitality New Zealand, Monteith’s and NZME. It will be part of a big regional marketing drive by DWC aligned with Tourism New Zealand’s national marketing push throughout the month of November.

Enjoy the West Coast, a Foodies Paradise!

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