What We Love About Dunedin 3

Mamma Mia Pizza Celebrates its 4th Birthday (74 Crawford Street, Dunedin)

There’s average pizza and there’s pizza to die for. Mamma Mia Pizza definitely comes in the to-die-for category – thin doughy bases, fresh top-quality local ingredients and cooked to perfection. Slovakian-born master pizza maker, Michal Rozenberg, started off as a newspaper photographer. Lucky for us, he changed direction and studied the art of pizza making in Italy and Austria. About seven years ago, he came to New Zealand, initially living in Wellington. He ended up in Dunedin by accident and intends to stay here. He’s taken his mobile wood-fired pizza oven all over the city (and beyond) and now also has a three month residency at the Otago Farmers Market.

Clockwise from top left: Vegetarian, Pizza bread, Puttanesca and Margherita with extra jalapenos. There's plenty of meat pizzas too but we happen to be vegetarian.

Clockwise from top left: Vegetarian, Pizza bread, Puttanesca and Margherita with extra jalapenos. There’s plenty of meat pizzas too but we happen to be vegetarian.

At the Otago Farmers Market

At the Otago Farmers Market

 

Otago Museum Discovery World Tropical Forest

It’s pouring with rain outside, so we’ve headed to the warmest spot in town, the Tropical Forest at the Otago Museum. It’s a magical experience for old and young alike. Every day at 10:30am, newly hatched butterflies from all over the world are released into the forest.

Butterflies being released into the Tropical Forest

Butterflies being released into the Tropical Forest

From left: tailed jay, emerald swallowtail, banded orange heliconian

From left: tailed jay, emerald swallowtail, banded orange heliconian

From left: birdwing, owl

From left: birdwing, owl

Feeding station

Feeding station

Red-eared terrapins

Red-eared terrapins

The Outfit

Monarch Butterfly Dress by World from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Winter 2005). Butterflies: Asian swallowtail.

Monarch Butterfly Dress by World from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Winter 2005). Butterflies: Asian swallowtail.

From left: scarce bamboo page, great egg-fly

From left: scarce bamboo page, great egg-fly

 

Cakes from Danish Delights (604 Hillside Road, Dunedin)

These cakes are so delicious, it’s well worth the trek to South Dunedin. The available range of cakes, biscuits and bread is impressive. Here’s just a couple of our favourites.

Almond Chocolate Tart

Almond Chocolate Tart

Mazarins. These are a Swedish speciality made from almond paste.

Mazarins. These are a Swedish speciality made from almond paste.

The Outfit

Pencil skirt made by Sant at Ace Suit Hire and Alterations (218 George Street). Fabric from Spotlight. Blouse by Kate Sylvester.

Pencil skirt made by Sant at Ace Suit Hire and Alterations (218 George Street). Fabric from Spotlight. Blouse by Kate Sylvester.

 

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