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Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly

Esther, Auckland


Renowned Chef Sean Connolly, inspired by his extensive travels throughout the Mediterranean, has developed QT Auckland’s new signature restaurant concept at Esther. Sean’s culinary style is centred around simplicity. Chasing food of the sun, Esther’s menu features flavours and soft spices from Sicily to Southern France to Morocco, but each dish maintains the authentic integrity of the region.

“My art is about minimalism. The ‘less is more’ approach is how I roll every day. It’s what I don’t do to a dish rather than what I do. I don’t overwork it. I let the ingredients speak for themselves. Beautiful produce, provenance and the thinking behind the dish is what makes me tick.” – Sean Connolly