Dinner Menu

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Crispy battered vegetables, seaweed, sweet chilli aioli v/gf/df 12
Salad of petite beets, sous vide spiced ricotta, candy walnuts, poached apple, Martys curly endive, sherry vinaigrette v/gf 15
Heirloom tomato plate, Taupo saffron, toasted yeast salt, handmade vegan basil pesto v/gf/df 16
Ceviche of hawkes Bay fish, coconut, coriander, cashew, chilli, nashi pear, tamarind dressing gf/df 17
Smoked Levin Eel,  lobster cream, shiitake tortellini, avocado, Szechuan pickled cucumber   19
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 mayo v/gf/df 7
Chunky fries, roasted aioli v/gf/df 8
Mashed potato & gravy, salsa verde gf 8

then

Chickpea fritter, assorted summer vegetables, pickled garlic, cumin, sweet & sour bell pepper sauce v/gf/df 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 & coriander consomme, exotic mushrooms, sweet corn dumplings,    36
Roasted back strap of Hawkes Bay lamb, pickled stone fruit, couscous gribiche, mint, hazelnuts, white anchovy   39
Grilled scotch fillet of beef, parmesan battered cauliflower, roasted beets, baby leeks, black pepper dressing  gf 38

finally

Grinning Gecko brie – Whangarei, NZ   18
Talbot Forest Geraldine vintage cheddar – Sth Canterbury, NZ   18
Kapiti Kahurangi creamy blue – Kapiti Coast, NZ   18
Blue River Curio Bay pecorino – Southland, NZ   18
Grana Padano – Piedmont, Italy   18
The whole lot   45
All cheese is served with handmade crackers and preserves    

sweets

Fresh ‘n’ fruity lemon sorbet, oranges, mint, pomegranate molasses gf/df 14
Xenon’s hokey pokey & dark caramel sundae, peanuts, chocolate sauce, vanilla bean ice cream   14
Tahitian vanilla crème brulee cooked sous vide gf 14
Neaploitan mousse, almond cake, hazelnut cracker, limoncello, summer berries   14
Chocolate & coconut parfait, pineapple anglaise, passionfruit   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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