WORDS BY BETH - PHOTOS BY ALAN WADDINGHAM & GIANPAOLO GRAZIOLI
So I guess this is sort of embarrassing, I interviewed Gianpaolo well over 8 months ago, and there have been a few comments recently along the lines of ‘too much eating Beth, not enough greeting’. Yeah yeah, ok Fair call, but it's been some good eating the last few months (Loretta, what up!). So maybe some of you will be surprised by this, but Eat & Greet does not make any money (I get asked this all the time), it’s purely for the love of it. Which I really do...love it.
For our first venture outside Wellington, what better place to start than Wellington’s unofficial sister city- Melbourne. I met with Andrew Wong, the brains behind Wonderbao, a casual Chinese-Taiwanese cafe in the central city that has Melbournites lining up out the door daily and clambering for their Chinese steamed buns and Taiwanese gua bao.