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There’s an element of New York cool to our very own Belgian Beer Café Torenhof – specifically, it recalls the Big Apple’s penchant for tucking killer watering holes and dining hot spots in unusual and unassuming locales. You can’t help but be reminded of this as you enter Christchurch’s hallowed ground of fine Belgian ales and European cuisine mastery via The Colombo’s car park. If there’s an additional sense of déjà vu once you’re inside the reinstated Belgian Beer Café Torenhof’s 1920s-hip time capsule, too, it’s on account of the entire fit-out (sans a few broken glasses) being relocated from their old central city venue and repurposed into its current digs following the quakes.The establishment expresses its anachronistic Belgian ‘brown bar’ bent via the familiar dark wood panelling and bevelled edge mirrors, sturdy dark-wood furniture, leather booth seating, deco lighting and vintage maps, paintings, and retro Belgian beer paraphernalia decorating the walls...
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Down at the Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof (more commonly known as The ‘Hof to their friends) they know you love beer, but also know you love a good wine and food match too, which is why they're stoked to be able to bring you the Belgian Beer Café Torenhof’s Winemakers’ Dinner Series, which kicks off on Wednesday, June 22 with an extravagant food-and-wine showcase for the top drops Martinborough Vineyard. With a new dinner each month until September, each delectable dining experience over the four months of the series will combine a specially-created four-course menu perfectly paired to a flight of fantastic wines from some of the country’s (and Australia’s!) best wineries – including national favourites Pegasus Bay Winery, Marisco Vineyards and Wither Hills – for just $85 per person (or $75 pre-registration for those organised enough to get in early!). BBC executive chef Friedrich and his crew will be slacing...