Just for a change, here's a post that doesn't involve submission forms and feasibility studies: what are Wellington's most extreme eating and drinking experiences? For example:
Most decadent dish: My nomination is the Land and Sea at Crazy Horse: beef eye fillet and half a crayfish tail with truffle-infused whipped potato, for a mere $85.
Most stomach-challenging dish: No doubt there are plenty of offaltastic dishes out there on the secret don't-show-it-to-whitey menus of the more traditional Asian restaurants, but it's hard to go past (without gagging) the Stamina Chicken Combo at Kazu: hearts, "soft bone", liver, giblets and kimchi. On the other hand, just about any main at J J Murphy's would have a similar effect.
Most outrageous cocktail: What's that I hear? The Bling Bling at Matterhorn? Come on people, you can be more original than that!
Most unusual cocktail: The late, unlamented Rouge tried some odd experiments with savoury flavours and vodka, but Boulot's recent experiments with beetroot (e.g. The Beetlejuice) are quite spectacular.
Most unique beverage: OK, I know "most unique" is a grammatical travesty, but you know what I mean. Maria Pia's homemade digestivo, from a secret recipe of herbs and flowers, is an extraodinary one-off experience. But maybe there's something more original out there?
Most deranged decor: Harem? Maya? The Backbencher's Winston-in-a-wedding-dress?
Most confusing toilets: I can only speak for the men's, but I think that Concrete's trough still has the edge over Rouge/Scopa's giant steel lillies. The latter hasn't yet felt the need for a sign politely pointing out the difference between the urinals and the handbasin.
Most gratuitous techno-gimmick: The Green Room's closed-circuit LCD monitors is a strong contender. But then again, Harem's strobing neon palm trees deserve a look (even if they make your eyes hurt).
Most interactive entertainment: There are plenty of karaoke dens around, but I think that Kai in the City's after-dinner waiata win out on this one. Shame on anyone who suggested Mermaids!