24 (Thu) October 2019
in my room
-Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand-
Mission to New Zealand, Day 6.
- Day 1 (10.287 Lamb Meatballs in Spiced Tomato Sauce)
- Day 2 (10.288 Te Mana Frenched Lamb Rack)
- Day 3 (10.289 Bacon-Scallop Rolls)
- Day 4 (10.290 Fish with Salsa Verde)
- Day 5 (10.291 Wellington Sourdough)
In Wellington. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and National Ethics Advisory Committee, I was here to coordinate the proceedings of the Second Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting for National Ethics/Bioethics Committees, Tuesday to Wednesday. I also coordinated the first AP-NEC meeting two years ago in Seoul (see 8.292 Grilled Lamb).
Sponsored participants, as well as secretariat, were provided accommodations at the QT Wellington.
Located across the street from Te Papa (10.290 Fish with Salsa Verde), the QT is also a museum in itself, reminded me of Tolarno Hotel in Melbourne (see 5.340 Fried Cauliflower, Chilli, Coriander).
I may have already mentioned it in a prior post, but hotels always seem to give me a room at the very end of the hall. Flights that I’m on also seem to board from the farthest gate in the terminal.
With an extra day in town, I spent the morning at Te Papa, this time to view the art.
One highlight was Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War, a larger-than-life installation remembering the New Zealand experience in World War I.
Spent the rest of the day shopping for records – scored an original 1990 Dutch print of my all-time favorite album The Soul Cages by Sting.
On the way back to the hotel, I encountered a pair of food stalls: Tommy Millions (pizza) and Lucky (fried chicken burgers).
Too tired to go out for dinner, takeout seemed like a fine idea.
The Bomber consisted of a fried chicken patty, coleslaw, pickles, and Lucky sauce on a toasted burger bun. Awesome.
The pizzas were also great – not so much the toppings but the crusts.