The New Zealand avocado season is finally here again, and we’re celebrating this time of year by highlighting this wonderful fruit in cafes across Katikati – The Avocado Capital of New Zealand. Smashed Avocado is a dish that has its own publicity and is blamed for stealing the dreams of first home buyers all over the country! And that’s because it’s an irresistibly delicious dish that showcases the Avocado for the hero that it is ... so for this competition the cafes of Katikati, are claiming the Smashed Avocado as our own! To be part of the fun, all folk have to do is visit the participating cafes between Saturday 30th November – Sunday 12th January, try their Smashed Avocado dish and fill out a scorecard.
There are 2 categories: People’s Choice category and the Judged category. As well as being scored by the public, a secret judge will visit each establishment during the event. The winning café’s will be announced at the Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival – Saturday January 18th, 2020. The cafes are: Café at the Balcony Café Viva Central Park Bar and Kitchen Chrome Café The Lighthouse Café The Orchard House Café The Talisman Hotel.