TASTE OF NEW ZEALAND  -  See the official flyer & press release

  • Saturday, December 1, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Sunday, December 2, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • New Zealand Chefs Demos and Sampling

  • Live entertainment from Maori Cultural Group

  • Full length film from New Zealand, "The World's Fastest Indian" with Anthony Hopkins

  • Cost: Free

  • Location: Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue

Taste of New Zealand in Huntington Beach, California

The City of Huntington Beach is proud to present Surf City Fest: 'A Taste of New Zealand' on December 1st and 2nd on Main Street in the downtown area. The Fest is presented in conjunction with the City of Waitakere, New Zealand, the HB Downtown Business Improvement District, the Huntington Beach Restaurant Association, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, HB Conference & Visitor's Bureau, Navigator Tours, and New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Each day the festival will feature three live performances by a Maori cultural group, plus short films from New Zealand shown outdoors on plasma screens. Musicians and local artists will also entertain guests both days. Saturday, December 1st, will feature outdoor cooking demonstrations by 10 New Zealand chefs.

After the demonstrations, participating downtown restaurants will offer diners the opportunity to enjoy the menus created by the visiting chefs, as well as a selection of New Zealand's wines. The chefs will also be on hand to provide insight into the cuisine.

Saturday night will include a full length feature film from New Zealand at the Pierside Pavilion movie theater, Surf City 6 Cinemas. > MORE

The Festival will take place Saturday 11am - 7 pm, and Sunday 11am ' 3:30 pm, call Huntington Beach's Economic Development Department at (714) 536-5542.


Sunday, December 2, 2007 will be highlighted by the 'Light a Light of Love' parade, presented in partnership with the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. The parade begins on Main Street at Orange Avenue at 4 p.m.







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