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2017 Coromandel Food Trail Guide steaming fresh and out now

12 December 2016

Fresh from the printers, our glossy 2017 Coromandel Food Trail Guide is being delivered around hungry information centres, I-Sites, libraries and Council offices today ready to serve foodie visitors to the Coromandel.

A delectable array of cafes, restaurants and artisan food producers are featured in this year’s guide which has become hot property among those seeking to know where to experience a taste of local produce on the Coromandel.

Click to access Coromandel Food Trail Guide

A downloadable version of the guide is available from our webpage www.tcdc.govt.nz/foodtrail and also on the Destination Coromandel webpage www.thecoromandel.com/dine/

Would you like a version of the guide for your own website? You can also request an online version by contacting our Communications Team.

The Coromandel is an increasingly popular destination for food lovers and our communications team hosted a writer from Taste Magazine in Spring. The Coromandel Food Trail will feature in the Taste January/February edition.

Taste delivers a foodie lifestyle to a young and affluent audience and keeps readers in-the-know with insider knowledge on the latest trends, products, places and faces on the New Zealand food scene.

“Inspired by the local culinary and global gastronomy movements, Taste takes readers on a journey to discover how good food inspires a good life,” says Managing Editor Shelley Ferguson.

Businesses featured in the guide become part of the Coromandel Food Collective, which gives them the opportunity to be part of the TCDC stand at the Food Show in Auckland next July. The guide is distributed at the Food Show, which draws some 35,000 visitors.

The glossy colour food trail guide is targeted at visitors and locals alike, and features restaurants and cafes, wineries and breweries, bars and boutique or specialty food producers on the Coromandel in a guide format for visitors.

“The Coromandel Food Trail Guide which was distributed at the Food Show has been extremely popular and is our second top download from our website,” says Laurna White, our Council’s Communications and Marketing Manager.

All vendors have had the opportunity to pay to feature in the guide at minimal cost, says Mrs White, with many flow-on effects from being part of the Coromandel Food brand that’s promoted in the guide.

This is the third year that our Council has supported local food and beverage producers with a targeted campaign aimed at promoting niche products that are grown or produced on the Coromandel.

The work complements marketing by Destination Coromandel, our regional tourism organisation at www.thecoromandel.com and all those featured in the guide will also be added to the dining section of www.thecoromandel.com.

Funded under our Council's Economic Development activity, the beautifully designed Food Trail Guide is available for visitors to download from our website or pick up from information centres and Council offices. It is also available for download on the website of Bachcare and Holiday Houses websites, as well as other national sites.

Read more about the work of the Coromandel Food Collective here.

You can also read about some of the businesses on the Coromandel producing artisan, local products in our Summertimes magazine P131 - 138