Author(s): Judith Tabron & Gareth Stewart
Soul is Auckland's best-known restaurant, and its owner Judith Tabron is one of the country's most high profile and innovative restaurateurs. Big, bustling, slick, the restaurant and bar has the best position on the Viaduct Harbour and is synonymous with chic city dining. It wins awards for its terrific menu and for its fabulous wine list too. All in all it's a well-oiled machine and there can be no nicer place to eat on a sunny day than on its terrace, with the signature Soul 'hanging baskets' garden flowering gloriously overhead. The gorgeous Soul Cookbook brings together 75 of the restaurant's best dishes, beautifully photographed and easy to achieve at home. With loads of photos of special events at Soul, plus striking images of the yachting and boating action in the Viaduct, it's so much more than a cookbook - it's also a fantastic celebration of Auckland's waterfront playground.
Judith Tabron has a glittering career in the restaurant industry, both a chef and a restaurateur. Soul has been her baby since the outset, and she has built it into one of the most highly regarded hospitality businesses in the country. Never one to rest on her laurels, she is constantly seeking to introduce changes that keep Soul ahead of the pack. She lives in Auckland.