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EAT, DRINK + BE MERRY WIN A G.H. MUMM CHAMPAGNE GASTRONOMY EXPERIENCE Passionate people, from Antarctic explorers, to Formula 1 racers and round-the-world sailors embrace the audacious spirit of G.H. Mumm Champagne, which brings style and panache to all special occasions. The Mumm Gastronomy Experience gives Kiwis the opportunity to explore the most daring food matches, which have been created by some the country’s top chefs, to complement the unique flavours and qualities of G.H. Mumm Champagne. Philip Bothwell, the Champagne Mumm Wine Ambassador, explains the specific qualities of Mumm that make it a perfect food match, “Mumm Cordon Rouge is the ultimate all-occasion champagne. The Chardonnay in the blend gives freshness, elegance and immediacy making the wine ideal as an aperitif, whilst the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier delivers complexity and richness enabling it to pair with the finest canapés”. To celebrate the launch of the vibrant 2002 Mumm Vintage Champagne and the Mumm Gastronomy Experience, three of Auckland’s leading restaurants have created beautifully presented Champagne Canapés to complement the exquisite and unique richness from the best of the House of G.H. Mumm Champagne. WHITE AND BELLINI AT THE HILTON AUCKLAND The Hilton Auckland is presenting an exquisite seasonal trio of canapés matched perfectly with a flute of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge NV all served beautifully on a G.H. Mumm Canapé plate. Delight and intrigue all your senses with this stunning Champagne and food pairing on the balcony of White Restaurant or over a waterfront sunset in Bellini bar. $26. SIDART The team at Sidart has created an amazing feast for the senses in the form of a prawn canapé, smoked at the table, served with Japanese mayonnaise and wasabi caviar, all impeccably matched with the vibrant 2002 Mumm Vintage Champagne. Treat yourself with this delicious Champagne and food pairing. $25. NUMBER 5 Number 5 has crafted an assiette fruit de mer of seared scallop with black pudding and apple puree, a freshly shucked Te Matuka Bay Oyster, lemon vinaigrette and lastly South Island cured salmon, pickled beetroot, and avocado sorbet. Exquisitely matched with the vibrant 2002 Mumm Vintage Champagne and served on a G.H. Mumm Canapé plate. $25. Ponsonby News has three mouth-watering Mumm Gastronomy Experiences to offer our readers. Each prize features a Champagne Canapé with G.H. Mumm for two, from one of the participating restaurants along with a bottle of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge NV, two G.H. Mumm branded champagne flutes and a G.H. Mumm branded red ‘dinner jacket’ (RRP $350).

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COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The competition closes on 13 December 2010; You must be 18 or over to enter this competition (I.D. will be required as proof). Enjoy G.H. Mumm responsibly!

A couple of foodies who loved making good food came up with a plan. They decided to create real food, fresh food, kiwi style food with a modern twist. No nonsense, local ingredients make their way into the kitchen. The seasonal menu keeps the food honestly fresh. The food is delivered to you fresh from the kitchen in a chillybin - that keeps the food cool. They like making life easy so the food is ready for you to eat or to heat and eat. Cool food is perfect for any occasion. From a boardroom lunch to celebrating life’s good days.They can supply you with nifty packaging. It looks cool and it’s biodegradable and compostable. Plus they can also help with hiring gear, sorting staff and decorations. Sounds cool? PN Check it out

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