Summer is here at last and we are making good use of it on our summer menu. Stone fruits are a feature with our slow cooked chicken, apricot and basil with flambéed apricots and pea pilaf. Roasted plum make for a sweet and tart accompaniment for the goats cheese and eggplant terrine while fresh nectarines are served up with mint and a classic rum baba with Manuka custard for dessert.
Proving popular is our fish of the day with spring onion, lemon, soy and ginger salsa on a bed of eggplant and cardamom mash. Venison is a new dish done beautifully with a red currant and wine jus, squash and sweet red onion. And who could go past a mousse au chocolate in chocolate shell with Frangelico macerated strawberries.
With salmon being in good supply we are making a Scandinavian style gravlax with in season snowpeas, parsnip and mustard sauce for an entrée And with fusion being a particular theme this menu we have a sesame crusted beef salad with capsicum coulis and green tea soba noodles. Finish off with a refreshing pink grapefruit and coconut pudding, passionfruit and pawpaw.
Let’s hope we’re in for a long hot summer!
FineSUMMER DINNER MENU
Our food philosophy encompasses these key components: quality seasonal ingredients, nutritional balance, great value, visual appeal and creativity, exceptional combination of flavours, versatility, and adaptability.
Olives, marinated and juicy with sourdough $9
Bread and three dips $10
Meze plate: antipasto bites, dips and bread for 1$15 for 2 $25
Soup of the Day with sourdough $10
Baked Goats Cheese & eggplant terrine, salsa verde, roasted plum $14
Rare beef sesame crusted, green tea soba noodles, watercress, roast capsicum coulis $17
Cured Salmon Salad, snowpea, roasted parsnip, pinenuts, tamarind mustard dressing $18
Pan-fried Market Fish, ginger spring onion salsa, soy, eggplant, cardamom mash$28
Free-range Chicken slow cooked, flambéed apricot, basil, green pea pilaf $28
Rib-eye Steak, hashed potato kumara, roast tomato, green beans, jus $32
Junipered Venison, roasted squash, sweet red onion, red currant jus $32
Grilled eggplant, zucchini, capsicum skewers, quinoa salad, tahini dressing $20
Potato kumara hashed $7
Garden Salad with dijon dressing $6
Vegetables seasonal with balsamic $6
Grapefruit Coconut Pudding, papaya, passionfruit, almond tuille $12
Rum Baba, manuka honey custard, nectarine and mint salad $13
Mousse au chocolat in chocolate shell, Frangelico macerated strawberries $14
Cheese of the day, lavosh, biscotti, jalapeno relish, fruit chutney $16
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We use: corn-fed free range chicken and eggs; free farmed pork and meat from Eastbourne Village Meats; Zany Zeus organic dairy products.
Please ask our staff about gluten and dairy free options.
HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday 5pm-8.30pm
Sunday Roast ($22) 6pm bookings essential
RESERVATIONS: 04 801 7996