A Taste of Aria

with Joel Bickford & Gareth Stewart at Euro

For this one special night, we invite you to join Joel Bickford of legendary Sydney waterside restaurant Aria and Gareth Stewart to celebrate incredible fine natural bounty at one of Auckland’s most iconic waterfront restaurants Euro.

Aria, the fine dining flagship of Matt Moran’s Restaurant Empire has held two of the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef Hats since 2013 positioning it firmly in the top echelons of modern Australian food culture. This event features, 5 courses expertly matched to wines plus modestly named “snacks” to start.

In Joel’s menu you can expect some of the original dishes that shot him to fame such as his, hand picked local mudcrab with soured wild garlic cream, topped with trout roe pearls and finished with pickled kohlrabi. Also some of his latest creations like the charred wagyu glazed with black bean, served on creamed eel, wild mushrooms and celtus.


pickled beetroot – sheeps cheese
goose liver – rhubarb - yams  
smoked roe – charcoal - purslane

mud crab – kohlrabi – wild garlic – salted cream
hand dived scallop – smoked hock – oyster mushroom
duck – cauliflower – white raisin – spiced bread
wagyu rib cap – black bean – creamed eel – celtus

apple – sorrel – malt
chocolate – chestnut – cognac - cocoa (image below)

This is the second time that Sydney’s Aria has popped up at Euro – the first time was 5 years ago and a lot has changed since then, including new executive chefs in each of the restaurants, but the same consistent standards remain. American Express Restaurant Month is excited to bring together these two power houses of modern gastronomy from Sydney and Auckland for one night only.

Tickets are strictly limited

Special thanks to our partners: Negociants NZ, Church Road and S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.


Contact details

Euro Bar & Restaurant
147 Quay Street
Weds 29 August 6.30pm
$130 per person including snacks and 5 courses or $220 with wine matches