Owners Lloyd Rooney and Mike Fraser have grown from a single restaurant, The Cove in Waipu Cove, and their beef and sheep farm, Highgate Hill in the Waikato to now include The Quay in Whangarei, The Dune in Mangawhai and Number 8 Whangarei. The farming venture also include our market garden, The Vege Shack, in Maungakaramea which we supply all our Northland restaurants with fresh seasonal produce.
The Great Highgate Trading Company Ltd was formed to manage the restaurant and farming ventures of Lloyd Rooney and Mike Fraser. The group has grown from a single restaurant, The Cove in Waipu Cove, and their beef and sheep farm, Highgate Hill in the Waikato to now include The Quay in Whangarei and The Dune in Mangawhai. Our farming ventures have also grown in recent months to include a market garden, The Vege Shack, in Maungakaramea near Whangarei in Northland.
Global Kitchen is not just a cookbook, it is a celebration of New Zealand’s multicultural cuisine. Global Kitchen is a collection of the most popular dishes at each of the restaurants and presents an opportunity to learn about the artistic talent behind each recipe. The head chefs share their personal journeys, culinary passions and the recipes that make their restaurants so special.
From Curried Cauliflower Steaks or Crispy Soft-Shell Crab with Basil and Wasabi Mayo to Mechoui Smoked Lamb with Apricot Chutney, Tempura Aubergine with Sichuan Caramel finishing with Dark Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Ice Cream all these tantalising dishes are captured by international photographer Grant Rooney.
Featuring a wide range of recipes that are easy to make, using locally sourced ingredients, Global Kitchen acknowledges the diversity of New Zealand and features delicious cuisine to suit every palate.