We will be in Auckland for a few days in February, with a couple of days in between in Queenstown. Being from France, we are looking for ideally non-French restos. Being wine store owners in Champagne, we are also looking for wine bars (and wineries) that would allow us to best understand New Zealand. Ideally we would prefer non commercial and hidden gems.
Otherwise, we have rented an apartment in Auckland, so we can and would like to cook. On what days are the markets, and which ones are worth it?
As for Queenstown, good eats in restos are also needed. We have a car here, we are willing to drive.
In both cases, we are open to all types of suggestions - our palates desire adventure!
Many thanks in advance.