A glass of wine on a summer day. Photo / 123rf
The fight is real. Sometimes making another decision is just too much work. Take a break and try three fantastic catering services that do the thinking for you.
Menu plans straight to your inbox
The newest menu planner in town is Assortment, which features healthy and balanced meal plans that arrive in your inbox every Saturday. You’ll have seen a taste of what they offer in these pages (or head over to eatwell.co.nz to catch up). The assortment offers four new recipes every week that take into account the weather, the seasons and the time we have to spend in the kitchen every day. Each recipe comes with options to make it vegetarian (or to add meat) and ways to turn leftovers into a new meal the next day. Plus, membership gives you access to their entire food catalog, and $1 from each membership is donated to Fair Food, a local food rescue charity. Visit assortmentfoods.com to register.
Fine wines with no research necessary
Buying special wine is fun if you have energy and hours in the day. But sometimes time is money, so it pays to outsource this work to a professional. That is to say that it is paid, because this service is free. Auckland-based fine wine distributor Dhall & Nash offer a personal service where they will pick and choose cases of mixed wines for you, to suit your whims and budget. Craving some Chardonnay? Are you interested in the Languedoc-Roussillon region? A party in sight? Get in touch at dnfinewine.co.nz and tell them what you are looking for. The service is fantastic – personal, fast and free.
If you fancy a case of craft beers without anything faff, Mt Eden’s Beer Cellar offers neatly curated cases of various styles. Choose from Belgian, New Zealand, American or IPA mixed cases. If that’s still too much decision-making, sign up for a subscription box with the Beer Club. Each month, 12 interesting and varied beers delivered to your door. Nothing easier. Visit beercellar.co.nz to find out more.