The folks at Victoria Street Bistro have made it into the semi-finals for the Monteith's Wild Food Challenge Awards for the third consecutive year.
Victoria Street Bistro's ''Garden of Meat Eatin'' has been judged in the top 18 dishes out of 146 entries from across the country, and is one of only two dishes from Hamilton to make it through.
The dish features a number of New Zealand inspired delicacies such as Flaxseed crusted veal sweetbreads, house-cured Pohutukawa smoked wild bacon, earth cooked potato, red quinoa, horopito and cauliflower purée and toasted bee pollen, matched to Monteith's Golden lager.
The Garden of Meat Eatin is available at Victoria Street Bistro until at least the 26th of August, when the seven finalists are announced.
Talk of the Tron's tummy is grumbling already.