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Dining For All Tastes

Reception food is a key ingredient to making your special day that much more memorable.
You’ll love our range of dining options and flavours, and so will your guests.

Spoiled For Choice

Choose from our menus that offer a range of price options and food styles, including some extra special items.
All menus are complemented by a 7-hour or 5-hour drinks package of house still and sparkling wines, beers
and non-alcoholic choices. Spirits can be added at an extra per-head price.

Kiwi Menu

$155-165 pp including 7-hour drinks package

A range of BBQ and smoker dishes including sticky beef cheek and mapple-glazed pork loin. served family-style on sharing plates in the middle of the table. Followed by a delicious dessert canape platter.

Sample Kiwi Menu

Cocktail Hour

Grazing table including cured meats, local cheeses, chicken liver parfait, chickpea crisps, whipped feta, vegie crudites, fresh fruit, lavosh and bread sticks  


On the Table
Daily bread selection with olive oil and balsamic  


Starters
Choose two, served as platters to the table

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Ranch dressing, Culley’s buffalo sauce, spring onion, fried shallot (gf, df, v, vg)
Crispy Squid
Spice crusted squid, sesame, chili, and lime dressing (gf, df)
Chicken Liver Parfait
Caramelized onions, pickle’s, house-made brioche
Prawn Cocktail
Grilled & shelled jumbo prawns, crisp lettuce, classic cocktail sauce, capers, pickled cucumber (gf, df)
Beetroot and Goats Cheese Tart
Walnut pesto, balsamic, watercress (gf)                     


Mains from the Barbecue or Smoker

Choose a total of two, served family style  

From the barbecue
Honey and mustard free-range chicken thigh (gf, df)
Sticky beef cheek, chimmi-churri (gf, df)
Grilled maple-glazed free range pork loin (gf, df)
Soy and ginger glazed salmon fillet (gf, df)  
From the smoker
Wakanui beef brisket, bearnaise sauce (gf)
House rubbed Boston style pork “butt”, apple relish (gf, df)
Moroccan spiced Te Mana lamb shoulder, mint yoghurt (gf)  

Sides
Choose three for the table to share  

Crispy roast potatoes (gf, df, v, vg)
Potato salad, capers and dill mayonnaise (gf, df, v)
Classic slaw (gf, v)
Roasted broccoli, walnuts, and roast garlic (gf, df, v, vg)
Garden salad, citrus vinaigrette (gf, df, v, vg)


Dessert Canape Platter

Choose three for the table

Lemon curd tartlets
Salted caramel cheesecake
Mini pavs and seasonal fruits  
Triple chocolate brownie (gf)
Dark chocolate tart                   

Tui Menu

$185-195 pp including 7-hour drinks package

This four-course dinner is sure to impress. A range of our most popular crowd favourites such as Kingfish ceviche, Wagyu beef short ribs and free-range pork belly. The hardest part? What to choose for dessert.

Sample Tui Menu

Cocktail Hour Canapes
Choice of three canapes from the following

Parmesan and chive tapioca bites, truffle mayo (v, gf)
Tempura jalapeno poppers, smoked cheese, chipotle (v)
Butternut sage and feta arancini (v)
Mac n cheese bites, Tui Hills BBQ sauce (v)
Serrano and manchego croquettes, smoked tomato relish
Chicken liver parfait, cherry gel, toasted brioche
Hawkes Bay lamb shank spring rolls, chimichurri (gf, df)
Yellowfin tuna tataki, black vinegar mayo (df, gf)
“Bang bang” prawn, sriracha, sesame (df)
Beetroot and goats cheese tartlet, red onion jam (v)

 

On the Table
Daily bread selection with olive oil and balsamic

 

Starters
Choose two for your guests to order from

Chicken Liver Parfait
Sour cherry, toasted brioche, pistachio  
Lamb Tataki
Dukkha crusted lamb, ponzu glaze, pickled daikon, wasabi, radish (gf, df)
Ceviche
Line caught kingfish, charred apple, horseradish, golden raisin,  sesame, lime, crispy “skin” (gf)     
Grilled Prawns
Spiced prawns, coconut, watermelon, wakame (gf, df)
Souffle
Twice baked goat’s cheese souffle, beetroot relish, walnut pesto (v)

 

Mains
Choose three for your guests to order from  

Wagyu Beef Short Ribs
12-hour smoked, roast garlic mash, bacon fried cabbage, heritage carrots (gf)
Confit Duck Leg
Classic cassoulet, cavolo nero, chorizo and white bean stew (df, gf) Market Fish
Line caught fish, parsnip, agria galette, charred fennel, sorrel emulsion (gf)
Harmony Farms, Free Range Pork Belly
Hallertau cider braised pork, crackling, butternut, Tui Hills  sauerkraut, caramelized apple (gf)
Tortellini
Handmade tortellini filled with pumpkin and sage, burnt butter, sage crisps, pecorino, amaretti crumble (V)

 Sides
Choose two for the table to share

Seasonal garden salad (gf, df, v)
Caesar salad (gf, v)
Beetroot, feta and walnut salad (gf, v)                                                           
Herb buttered new potatoes (gf, df, v)
Crispy roast potatoes (gf, df, v, vg)

Desserts
A choice between plated desserts or dessert canapes  

Plated
Choose two for your guests to order from

Rhubarb Creme Brulee
Rhubarb jam, vanilla shortbread, ginger
Pecan Pie
Sweet pastry, candied pecans, maple whipped mascarpone
Tiramisu
Tiramisu torte, Allpress coffee, Whittaker’s  chocolate, rum soaked lady fingers
Cheesecake
Lemon curd, ginger crumb, elderflower jelly, mandarin salsa
Panna cotta
Coconut, pineapple, passionfruit, lime (gf, df)

OR

Canape Platters
Choose three for the table  

Lemon curd tartlets
Salted caramel cheesecake
Mini pavs and seasonal fruits (gf)
Triple chocolate brownie (gf)
Dark chocolate tart    

Kereru Menu

$215-225 pp including 7-hour drinks package

Our premium options for serious foodies. Spoil yourself and your guests with an indulgent menu including fresh oysters, goats cheese souffle, venison and mouth-watering desserts. A range of house spirits tops up the standard drinks package.

Sample Kereru Menu

Cocktail Hour Canapes
Choice of three canapes from the following

Freshly shucked local oysters, chardonnay vinegar (gf, df)
Parmesan and chive tapioca bites, truffle mayo (v, gf)
Butternut sage and feta arancini (v)
Serrano and manchego croquettes, smoked tomato relish
Hawkes Bay lamb shank spring rolls, chimichurri (gf, df)
Yellowfin tuna tataki, black vinegar mayo (df, gf)
“Bang bang” prawn, sriracha, sesame (df)
Mini reuben, pastrami, gruyere, pickles
Beetroot and goats cheese tartlet, red onion jam (v)
Chicken liver parfait, cherry gel, toasted brioche

On the Table
Daily bread selection with olive oil and balsamic

Starters
Choose three for your guests to order from

Line Caught Snapper
Three ways, smoked snapper mousse, tartare, tempura  goujon, squid ink crisp (gf)
Duck
Confit and tea smoked duck ballotine, drunken prunes, pistachio, sour cherry (gf, df)
Venison
House cured venison pastrami, licorice, hazelnuts, blueberries (gf)
Scallops
Seared scallops, shellfish laksa, coconut gel, curry leaf, wakame (gf)
Souffle
Twice baked goat’s cheese souffle, beetroot relish, walnut pesto (v)


         
Mains
Choose three for your guests to order from

Taupo Beef
Seared tenderloin, sticky smoked beef cheek, celeriac, pickled shitake, game crisps (gf)
Te Mana Lamb
Sous vide lamb rump, pressed shank and agria terrine, heritage  carrot, baby onions, thyme jus (gf)
Harmony Farms Free Range Pig
Spiced seared fillet, glazed belly, pulled shoulder croquette,  butternut, sage beurre blanc
Duck
Confit duck leg with seared breast, whipped kumara, miso-glazed greens,  range and walnut salsa (gf)
Market Fish
Market fish, panko blue swimmer crab, crab bisque,  fondant potato, karengo crisps, lime pearls
Ricotta Gnocchi
Handmade gnocchi, wild forest mushrooms, black  garlic,
truffle custard, baby spinach (v)

Sides
Choose two for the table to share

Pumpkin, feta and walnut salad (gf, v)
Baby kale, watercress & orange salad, ginger, and
honey dressing (gf, df, v)
Herb buttered new potatoes (gf, v)
Dauphinoise potato (gf, v)
Warm seasonal vegetables (gf, df, v, vg)

Desserts
Choose three for your guests to order from  

Whittaker’s Chocolate
Whittaker’s dark chocolate fondant, mocha mousse,  cocoa tuille, vanilla mascarpone
Pineapple
Pineapple carpaccio, lime, mint, coconut, ginger, pistachio (df, gf)
Mandarin
Yoghurt panna cotta, mandarin sorbet and gel, white chocolate (gf)
Lemon Curd
Meyer lemon curd, burnt meringue, lemon cello jelly, ginger, shortbread
Whitestone Cheeses
A selection of New Zealand’s finest cheese’s, honeycomb, fig, lavosh and wafers

Kea Buffet Menu

$135-145 pp including 5-hour drinks package

Traditional buffet dining with a modern menu. Try 12-hour smoked beef brisket, maple-glazed ham, Tuscan chicken, plus vegetarian and vegan options. Followed by a delicious dessert canape platter.

Sample Kea Buffet Menu

Cocktail Hour

Grazing table including cured meats, local cheeses, chicken liver parfait, chickpea crisps,
whipped feta, fresh vegetable crudites, fresh fruit, lavosh and bread sticks  

On the Table
Daily bread selection with olive oil and balsamic  

 

Meat and Seafood Mains
Choose three to be served on the buffet

12 Hour smoked beef brisket, red wine jus (gf, df, nut free)
5 Spice pork belly, crispy skin, plum sauce (gf, df, nut free)
Beef rump, roasted garlic, rosemary, cocktail onions (gf, df, nut free)
Maple glazed champagne ham, mustard selections (gf, df, nut free)
Slow roasted lamb shoulder, cumin, mint tzatziki, pickled onions (gf, nut free)
Chicken thighs. Citrus and herb marinade, chimichurri (gf, nut free)
Market fish, lemon hollandaise, Italian parsley (gf, nut free)
Tuscan chicken, potato, spinach, bacon pieces (gf)
Chicken satay, turmeric rice, fried shallots (gf, df)
Ranch dressing, Culley’s buffalo sauce, spring onion, fried shallot (gf, df, v, vg)


Vegetarian and Vegan Mains

Choose one to be served on the buffet

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni, cheese sauce (vegetarian, nut free)
Grilled eggplant, garlic and herbs, coconut yoghurt, tamarind chutney (vegan, gf, df)
Tempura battered cauliflower, roasted sesame sauce (vegetarian, df)
Macaroni and cheese, 3 cheese sauce, toasted breadcrumbs (vegetarian, nut free)
Wild mushroom risotto, parmesan (vegetarian, vegan upon request)


Sides
Choose two to be served on the buffet  

Crispy roast potatoes (gf, df, v, vg)
Crispy rosemary potatoes (vegan, gf, df, nu free)
Pilaf rice, crunchy nuts, middle eastern spices (vegetarian, gf, vegan upon request)
Steamed green beans, roasted sesame dressing (vegetarian, gluten free and vegan upon request)
Crushed potatoes (vegan, gf, df, nut free)
Seasonal roasted vegetables, sumac (vegan, gf, df)
Broccoli, garlic, toasted almonds, lemon, extra virgin olive oil (vegan, gf, df)
Maple kumara, bacon, parsley (gf, df, vegan upon request)

Salads
Choose two to be served on the buffet  

Caesar salad, crispy bacon, shaved parmesan (summer only, nut free)
Summer tomatoes, basil, whipped feta (summer only, vegetarian, gf, nut free)
Rocket, pear, parmesan, balsamic (vegetarian, nut free)
Roast broccoli, edamame, roasted sesame dressing (vegetarian)
Asian slaw, mung bean sprouts, sweet chili (vegan, gf, df)
Greek salad, extra virgin olive oil, mint (vegetarian, gf, nut free)
Mixed leaf salad, julienne carrot, kiwi dressing (vegan, gf, df, nut free)
Lentils, pumpkin, chickpea, lemon mustard oil (vegan, gf, df)

Dessert Canape Platter
No choice required

Lemon curd tartlets
Salted caramel cheesecake
Triple chocolate brownie (gf)

Kristina and Chris
2020 – Concierge Wedding

 

“We had guests say it was one of the best weddings they had ever attended. Food was great and there was a lot of it

Kristina Ineson

Colourful Kiwi Cuisine

Contemporary cuisine, and kiwi favourites with a gourmet twist – we pride ourselves on serving food that you and your guests will love, using the best local ingredients. That means creating dishes that are a feast for your eyes as well as your stomach. There’s also a range of children’s meals for the tiniest guests, and filling options such as supper platters for the big eaters.

We’re very aware that people are now following a range of diets. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options come as standard. Other specific requirements can be accommodated on request.

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