Discover Your New Local – Ben Bayly’s Less Obvious Guide to the Best Restaurants

We live in a golden age of chefs. Between the move towards consumers seeking a more personal and authentic dining experience, Auckland is bubbling over with cooking legends who not only practice world-class gastronomy but also manage to remain authentic with more focus on craft than profit. Ben Bayly, one of the judges on New Zealand’s My Kitchen Rules and the rockstar executive chef at some of Auckland’s finest restaurants (The Grove, Baduzzi and The Grounds), couldn’t be further from the ego-fed stereotype of a celebrity chef. It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon in the M2 office, but things couldn’t…