Dinner Menu

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Beer battered summer vegetables, seaweed, sweet chilli aioli v/gf/df 12
Roasted cauliflower, toasted marcona almonds, capers, riesling doused golden raisins, curly endive v/gf 15
Handmade truffle raviolo, spinach cream, grana espuma v 16
Olive oil poached prawn tails, chilled bell pepper veloute, pickled anchovy, Taupo saffron mousse   18
Corn fed breast of chicken, baby gem lettuce, boiled egg, Grana Padano, chickpea croutons, lemon emulsion gf 15
Calamari cooked sous vide, handmade lemon gnocchi, fried capers, gremolata, champagne veloute m 34 e 17
The Bistro wild rabbit & chicken liver terrine, salsa verde, house pickles, pistachio nuts, crème fraiche, sherry syrup   18

sides

Marinated olives v/gf/df 7
Garden leaves, pear, lemon miso dressing v/gf/df 7
Bag of chippies, herbs, black truffle v/gf/df 7
Chunky fries, roasted aioli v/gf/df 8
Mashed potato & gravy, salsa verde gf 8

then

Baked zucchini & field mushroom pinade, garlic confit, hazelnuts, onion fondue, toasted parmesan, balsamic brown butter dressing v 26
Daily changing fresh Hawkes Bay fish, from the ocean to the plate   32
Golden crackled pork belly, kumara, orange, walnuts, pineapple, granny smith apple, pickled red cabbage, grain mustard dressing gf 32
Confit leg of Cambridge duck, ginger & shiitake mushroom broth, sweetcorn dumplings, summer pods, coriander   36
Roasted back strap of Hawkes Bay lamb, confit tomato petals, minted Oamaru jersey bennes, pinenuts, black pepper dressing gf 39
Grilled eye of scotch fillet, pickled stone fruit, baby beets, fennel, horse radish potato cream, pecan nuts, pea tendrils gf 38

finally

Grinning Gecko brie – Whangarei, NZ   15
Talbot Forest Geraldine vintage cheddar – Sth Canterbury, NZ   15
Kapiti Kahurangi creamy blue – Kapiti Coast, NZ   15
Blue River Curio Bay pecorino – Southland, NZ   15
Grana Padano – Piedmont, Italy   15
The whole lot   40
All cheese is served with handmade crackers and preserves    

sweets

Fresh ‘n’ fruity blood orange & cranberry sorbet, mint, pomegranate molasses gf/df 14
Xenon’s hokey pokey & butter scotch sundae, peanuts, chocolate sauce, vanilla bean ice cream   14
Tahitian vanilla crème brulee cooked sous vide gf 14
Belgian bitter chocolate parfait, fromage blanc, hazelnut, passion fruit caramel   14
Coconut cake, pineapple englaise, white chocolate, ginger & lemongrass ice cream   14
The Bistro handmade sweet treats   14

after dinner drinks

Liqueurs, Port & Dessert Wine    
Liqueurs & Port from   8
Liqueur coffee   12.5
Affogato   13
Eradus L/H Sauvignon Blanc 8 38
Clearview Sea Red (50 ml) 9 52
Coffee    
Short black   3
Long black   3.5
Flat white   4
Cappuccino   4
Latte   4.5
Moccaccino   4.5
Decaf   + .5
Hot chocolate   4.5
Tea   4
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