Chef: Jono Clarke

The Luscious Food Store is a local cafe dedicated to serving great quality food in a relaxed family friendly environment. Where possible we try to source our produce locally including supplies from the bread and butter bakery. The kitchen is headed up by owner Jono Clarke. Jono has worked in fine dining restaurants here and Europe, and has for the last 10 years been catering to some of the biggest film and television productions in Auckland including BBC’s Castaway, America’s Next Top Model and local productions including Outrageous Fortune and The Cult.

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Jono Clarke's

Asparagus with verjus hollandaise

This is a twist on a classic but you will find the verjus definitely has a real affinity with the asparagus, a spring classic.

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Jono Clarke's

Spring garlic soup

This is something you only get a small chance to make each year when the garlic is still sweet and not to pungent, I love to steal a few bulbs from the garden each year just to make this.

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Jono Clarke's

Spring globe artichokes poached in court bouillon

My favourite way to enjoy these is on a blanket in the sunshine fresh out of the pot and dipped in some butter – with a glass of white wine.

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Jono Clarke's

Macerated vanilla strawberries and sweet mascarpone

I love strawberries like this, you still have that fresh texture and the exaggerated strawberry flavour with the sugar and vanilla and the rich mascapone makes it simple and indulgent.

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