N o. 7 B a l m a c - N O R T H & S O U T H
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N o. 7 B a l m a c
In the August issue of North & South magazine, food director Simon Farrell-Green has written an insightful piece about Dunedin’s popular suburban bistro No.7 Balmac after fire damage in August 2018 closed it’s doors for 9 months.
Read about how resourceful Dunedin restaurateur Katrina Toovey navigated this challenging scenario, which included opening a temporary ‘pop-up’ space in the Octagon while the rebuild and refit was underway in the Maori Hill premises.
The re-opened restaurant space fuses style with comfort, the planning and design of Auckland based architect Nat Cheshire and Katrina producing a space imbued with ‘soul’.
It is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy something tasty off the wood-fired grill or a glass of local Central Otago wine with a friend.
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Capturing images of No.7 was a special project to be part of, from behind the lens we took in the garden, the kitchen, the architecture, the people, the many elements that give the restaurant it’s own unique sense of ‘self’.
Photographing a space involves attempting to look at it from every angle, the by-product of this focus at No.7 Balmac was gaining insight into the vision, planning, work and good old fashioned ‘grit’ that are foundational to it’s story and to it’s success.
Leading from the front, Katrina and talented head chef Penny Allan along with their dedicated team have created a place that is truly something special on Dunedin’s hospitality scene.