[Paula Macks is the hot blonde, in the blue hat, like Hollywood's Ruta Lee, pictured below at Hamburger Hamlet, West Hollywood. Girl line up: In this photo: , , , ]
Meet Paula Macks, a restauranteur who has co-authored her taste palate on Auckland – the supercity’s rise to fame as a gourmet city, internationally loved in the Ponsonby district.
Paula’s kingdom, is this one: “One of my favourite stories about Ponsonby, and given my reputation as a faithful chronicler of city life you will know that this is comparatively true, is that the suburb was named in 1873. But no one knows which of three possibles it was named after: Sir William Ponsonby and Colonel Frederick Ponsonby, who fought at Waterloo, or the local MP of the time, Mr Ponsonby Peacock. With the way that the place has developed, wouldn’t you just love it to have been the third man?
To see modern-day, night-time and morning-after Ponsonby “at its strutting best and most colourfully diverse” (Frommers.com) enter SPQR, “the undisputed King of Cool” (Washington Post), “the den of fabulosity” (Herald on Sunday).”
Paula Macks continues to make Ponsonby, the jewel nightlife dining spot of Auckland, New Zealand. Our other friend Chris Rupe has been Paula’s running partner in restauranteuring long before, Paula joined Chris at the helm. These days I hear M is pretty hot as a leading restauranteur socialite too. I’ve spent many an afternoon with Paula in the sun, talking life over good bottles of New Zealand wine. Her taste palate for Hollywood’s future, is our friend. Kia ora girl. Mauri ora.
[SPQR's roast duck with fig and coffee bean jus and creamed spinach.]
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