Heart of the City’s American Express Restaurant Month, is returning this August to showcase the city centre’s diverse dining scene across 31 days of foodie experiences.

More than 100 city centre restaurants are taking part in this year’s event, which kicks off on 1 August and includes a calendar packed full of unique dining experiences – from the return of the popular Chef Dining Series and more than 25 one-off events to special set menus offered at three price points; $25, $40 and $55+.

With world renowned guest chefs joining a line-up of New Zealand’s best chefs and restaurants, diners will have the opportunity to experience new innovative menus, techniques and international flavours.

Heart of the City Chief Executive Viv Beck says American Express Restaurant Month, now in its ninth year, keeps going from strength to strength.

“This event has become a highlight in Auckland’s epicurean calendar. We are thrilled to be bringing it back for another year of showcasing the diversity of culinary talent and phenomenal restaurants we have right here in the heart of the city.

“From fine dining with internationally recognised chefs, to a relaxed mid-winter BBQ, this year is about cele-brating dining in all its various forms and giving food-lovers a taste of some of the incredible experiences that can only be had in the city centre.”

American Express Restaurant Month is a well proven success story attracting locals and visitors to the city centre alike. Last year’s event saw a 10% increase in spending amongst participating restaurants when compared with the equivalent period in 2017.

Among the most anticipated events of American Express Restaurant Month is the popular Chef Dining Series. It will see a line-up of international legends from New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne join forces with top local chefs to deliver unique menus in special one-night-only events, held each Wednesday throughout August.

For more information on American Express Restaurant Month 2019 including a full list of participating restaurants, menus, and calendar of events visit www.heartofthecity.co.nz

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