Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Week beginning February 2nd - Waitangi Day

Tēnā koutou (a maori greeting for 3 or more people)

This Friday is Waitangi Day, you could say this is national New Zealand day. Waitangi day commemorates the signing of New Zealand's most important document Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi. In 1840 representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Māori chiefs signed what is often considered to be New Zealand’s founding document. The British Crown exchanged musket guns for Maori land. In the last 45 years this exchange has been seen as exploitation with local tribes and recently the government has been handing land back to the Maori people.

To mark the 175th anniversary of The Treaty of Waitangi we have come up with a New Zealand themed menu. Most notable is this weeks soup of Puha and pork, a traditional Maori broth made with pork and puha which is known as the edible weed Sow Thistle in the Untied Kingdom. Sow thistle has a cabbage and globe artichoke flavour, ideal for soups and pairing with pork. 

We'll also be bringing back New Zealand's famous Afgan biscuits and on Friday be serving mini pavlova's with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and kiwi. 

Ka kite anō (see you soon)

Jared Bryant
Lead Chef

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 4.00 (V)
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 4.00 (V)
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passion fruit) 3.90 (GF, V)
Ciabatta roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Ciabatta roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.90
Cinnamon and Raisin Toast (V) 2.50
Banana bread 2.50
Porridge (V) 3.00
served with condiments muscovado sugar, dried fruit, chopped nuts, golden syrup or honey

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissant 2.00
Pain au chocolat 2.50
Almond croissant 2.80

Baked Treats
Sweet muffin:  Rhubarb and coconut (V) (Cereals, Eggs, Milk) (V) 2.50
Savoury Scone: Courgette and feta (V) (Cereals, Eggs, Milk) (V) 2.50
Friand: Red currant (Egg, Milk, Nuts) (V,GF) 2.50
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.50
White chocolate blondies 2.50
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 2.00
Almond and custard slice 2.50
Canele 2.40

Soup 4.50
Puha and pork with kumara bread (Cereal, celery)

French retro baguettes 5.30
Parma ham, basil pesto, slow roasted tomato, black olives, rocket. (Cereals, milk, nuts) 
Chopped prawns, avocado, jalapenos, red onion salsa and spinach (F) (Cereals, crustacean

Foccacias 5.50
Ham, pickled red onion, pecorino, spinach (Cereals, milk) 
Grilled halloumi, avocado, tomato relish and rocket (Cereals, milk) (V)

Salads: 5.50/7.00
Lamb roasted in manuka honey, new potato, roasted beetroot, rocket and mint yoghurt dressing (Milk). (GF) 
Kiwi, goats curd, avocado, paprika pumpkin seeds, watercress with parsley salad. (Milk, mustard) (V,GF) 
Roasted courgette, green bean, garden peas, feta and parsley (Milk) (V,GF)

Tart: 4.40 or 8.00 with salad
Sweet corn pie with piped kumara (Cereals, milk, egg, celery, mustard) (V)

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