SkyCity has introduced award-winning chef Michael Meredith can be becoming a member of the Auckland eating precinct with a brand new Pacific impressed restaurant, Metita, opening in October 2023.
The much-anticipated restaurant will draw inspiration from Michael’s upbringing in Samoa. Its menu has been crafted to spotlight sustainably caught seafood and contemporary, regionally sourced elements.
“Metita is a coming collectively of my Pacific heritage, my meals journey and keenness for contemporary and seasonal flavours”, says Michael.
Metita will maintain a particular place in Michael’s coronary heart, having been named after his late mom. Michael says, “I at all times needed to call a restaurant after my mum. She launched me to cooking, and gave me a ardour that formed my path in life”.
Richard Seldon, SkyCity Govt Supervisor, Meals & Beverage, says, “Michael is a chef that takes you on a journey along with his meals, his values, and imaginative and prescient. This restaurant goes to raise how we understand Pacific meals in New Zealand”.
Michael hopes to create new reminiscences of what Pacific meals seems like, reimagining conventional basic flavours for modern tastes.
“Metita can be fairly dynamic. I don’t assume individuals can have had Pacific meals fairly prefer it earlier than. My intention is for individuals to stroll away having had a memorable expertise”, says Michael.
Metita would be the third new hospitality opening for SkyCity Auckland this yr. Award-winning Indian restaurant Cassia, and a brand new opulent Champagne bar, SkyBar, have just lately opened within the precinct.
Metita can be situated in The Grand by SkyCity, within the house previously housed by Gusto on the Grand.
Michael Meredith joins cooks Sid Sahrawat, Nic Watt and Al Brown within the kitchen tomorrow for the offered out SkyCity Matariki Feast event, which sees all 4 cooks collaborating on a six-course menu.