Travel Haiku - Marine Parade Gardens, Napier (New Zealand)
Great Long Lunch
we drown out the sea
Held every year in the picturesque Marine Parade Gardens in Napier, New Zealand, the Great Long Lunch celebrates the joy of dining al fresco in the country's premier food and wine region, Hawke's Bay. Nearly 800 guests buy tickets to dine at the 300-meter-long table for a gourmet three-course meal of regional fare and spirits, provided by local CJ Pask Winery. The event includes entertainment and a sweeping view of the ocean, against a backdropp of Napier's famous Art Deco buildings.