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  • 2 Chancery Street
    Auckland Central, Auckland

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    • tue 12:00pm - 3:00pm,
      5:00pm - 10:00pm
    • wed 12:00pm - 3:00pm,
      5:00pm - 10:00pm
    • thu 12:00pm - 3:00pm,
      5:00pm - 10:00pm
    • fri 12:00pm - 3:00pm,
      5:00pm - 10:00pm
    • sat 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    • $$ - Avg Main $20+

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  • 2 Chancery Street
    Auckland Central, Auckland
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Why Auckland's latest food trend is actually thousands of years old

New Zealand Herald 1 November 2017

Crunching on black ants or stirring cricket flour through a Salsa Tarasca may sound bizarre but using insects in cooking is nothing new. In fact it's thousand's of years old.

However, it's only recently become a trend in Auckland, and it's largely thanks to talented chef Javier Carmona.

Carmona is the man behind the successful menus at Mexico and Beirut. His newest offering, Inti, at the corner of O'Connell and Chancery Streets in Auckland's CBD is a South American restaurant promoting "pre-Hispanic" cuisine.

Carmona's inspiration draws on cooking techniques and ingredients used in pre-Hispanic cuisine thousands of years ago, when insects were consumed as a normal part of people's diets.

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Restaurant Review: Inti, City

4.5 Viva 4 October 2017

I really liked Meat Fish Wine, but unfortunately the rest of you hated it. It’s okay, I can handle it. We’re usually on the same page, you and me, but occasionally we can’t come to an agreement. And let’s be honest, your voice counts more than mine because, although I can tell the world what I think, only you can close a place down.

That’s what happened with Meat Fish Wine, which opened to much fanfare in mid-2016. The refit felt so expensive that customers daren’t wear black-soled shoes in case they marked the floors.

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Restaurant review: Inti, Auckland CBD

4.0 New Zealand Herald 3 September 2017

More than 40 years ago, I did my OE in South America. The handbook said $5 a day, but I typically spent $2 - $1 for a hotel and $1 for everything else - so I didn't get much fine local cuisine. Dinner most nights was fried potato and a chunk of unidentifiable and unchewable meat, cooked over a charcoal fire built in an old hubcap, and served on a tin plate.

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