Monday, May 3, 2010

The Matterhorn - Cuba Street Wellington

The Matterhorn is a real gourmet institution.

Years ago it was a not so trendy tea shop.... but even then it will still cool to hang there and have a cupper.

From tea's to the coolest bar and the best restaurant - with Wellington's finest cocktails.

Ok the restaurant food is fantastic.. but eating is cheating - forget the restaurant - drink the cocktails and if you get a little peckish - then order some of the most delicious bar snacks known to man.

Bar snacks below:

Mixed nuts lightly roasted with sea salt 5
Olive selection with reggiano shortbreads 7
White bean & lemon dip with crispy pitas & spring onion relish 12
Tuna sashimi with wasabi cream & wakame 12
Te matuku bay oysters with sherry vinegar & shallots (1/2 dozen) 22
Crumbed goujons of king terakihi with sauce gribiche 10
Gravad lax with dark rye, pickled cucumbers & mustard crème fraîche 9
Marinated mussels with saffron & fennel remoulade 8
Calamari braised with tomato, chorizo & sicilian olives
with olive oil & fresh basil 9
Iberico meat selection – chorizo pamplona, iberian salami,
chorizo carchejelo gran reserva, serrano gran reserva 16
Duck liver & cognac parfait with toasted brioche & cornichons 12
Grilled courgette ribbons with persian feta, mint & fresh chilli 8
Radicchio, witloof & watercress with gorgonzola & pear dressing
& sugared walnuts 8
Spicy honey glazed baby pork ribs 12
Chicken wings doused in huffman’s hot sauce 8
Rustic garlic bread finished on the char-grill 6
Hand cut chunky chips with ketchup & mayo 6

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