Black sheep: A cult gathering at Shepherd

5 B7 B13 Ca E129 4 Ae7 A268 11488282 A996

Hosted by Carlo Buenaventura
as part of Feast Matariki Wellington

The Cult Project are most well known for their low waste ethos and their one of a kind pop ups that have been held nationwide.
This June 24th co-founder and chef Carlo Buenaventura will take this chance to continue showcasing more of what it’s like to be a Filipino cooking in New Zealand. Using his cultural background, food memories and his recent exploration of the Negros region in the Philippines, Carlo together with the team at Shepherd will curate a menu that takes influence from "Negrense" cuisine while mixing in more contemporary inspiration from New Zealand's seasons and surroundings.

Carlo will bring his fresh take on the Filipino style of dining. The dinner will be a 3 course sharing menu containing snacks & dishes best enjoyed by a group of four or more.

Richard Klein of Artigiano Imports is a true Wellingtonian and a friend to both Carlo and Shepherd. He will be pouring three wine matches to compliment each course - think biodynamic, eco farming principles and low intervention.

Tickets are $95 pp (including wine). So gather your family and friends and let us take you on a journey to explore new flavours and create lasting food memories.


  • Monday 24 June
  • 6:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Shepherd Restaurant
    1/5 Eva Street, Hannah’s Laneway
    Te Aro