We use LOCAL butcher shops for GRASS-FED, FREE-RANGE meat and free-range chicken.
Our fish comes from the Hawkes Bay and is processed and couriered to us on the DAY-OF-THE-CATCH.
Where possible we use ORGANIC & LOCAL ingredients, and our own GARDEN GROWN produce.
The eggs are free range.
Please give us at least 1 OR 2 DAYS NOTICE if you intend to eat with us so that we can work out your menu with you as your first choice may not be available.
We also have an excellent selection of FINE WINES & CHAMPAGNES.
Please note that all food service is an additional charge and is subject to value added NZ Goods & ServicesTax.
Payment by credit card may also incur a 3.18% credit card processing surcharge.
Breakfast will be served to your room, or on the deck adjoining your accommodations, and at the time specified by you at check-in.
THE SIMPLE BREAKFAST
Toasted muesli & yoghurt + toasted bread & home-made preserves + seasonal fruit & fruit juice
THE EGG BREAKFAST
Free range eggs any style + toasted bread & home-made preserves + seasonal fruit & fruit juice
THE TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST
The Simple Breakfast + free range eggs any style + bacon, mushrooms & grilled or sliced tomato
Eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes, or cheese
SUMMER 20/21 DINNER MENU
If you are more than one person dining then
PLEASE CHOOSE THE SAME COURSES.
Guests staying in the LOTUS GUESTHOUSE may choose from either the ALA CARTE or SET MENU
Guests staying in the VIOLA STUDIO may order the SET MENU pasta ONLY.
Guests going on the FOOTPRINTS TOUR can order the SET MENU as an early dinner in either accommodation.
($30.00 per person)
Choice of either
TRADITIONAL SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE
made with beef, organic tomatoes, red wine & fresh rosemary,
SPAGHETTI PUTTANESCA for vegetarians/vegans.
The dinner is served with garlic bread and salad or vegetables.
ALA CARTE MENU
SPANISH STYLE GARLIC PRAWNS
ITALIAN TUNA & CANNELLINI BEAN SLAD
GRILLED HALOUMI & VEGETABLE SALD
All are served with crusty bread
ROASTED TOMATO & RED CAPSICUM SOUP
with vine tomatoes & fresh basil (no dairy or gluten)
with rich, Italian porcini & button mushrooms
All soups are made with vegan stock and served with ciabatta rolls
RICE & PASTA
ROASTED MUSHROOM RISOTTO
with French onion, fresh herbs & your choice of either asparagus or double smoked pancetta
GOAN TERAKIHI CURRY
served with homemade chutney & side dishes
pieces served over pasta & cooked in a rich Italian tomato sauce
Rice & Pasta dishes are served with seasonal vegetables or a salad
served with a white wine and caper sauce
GREEK ROASTED CHICKEN
cooked with lemons, red onions & olives
CRUMBED CHICKEN BREAST
cooked with tarragon & lemon zest - served in a creamy wine sauce
SLOW ROASTED PORK BELLY
rubbed with crushed pepper, fennel & garlic & served with caramelized red cabbage & apples
CYPRIOT BEEF BRISKET
cooked with red wine, spices, orange zest & roasted shallots
MIDDLE EASTER LAMB SHANK TAGINE
served with grilled vegetables
SLOW ROASTED GREEK LAMB
cooked with yoghurt & garlic sauce (for 4 guests only)
All mains are served with sliced baked potatoes or garlic & virgin olive oil potato mash, seasonal vegetables or a salad
Homemade vanilla, almond & cinnamon ICE CREAM with a dark chocolate & espresso sauce
Old fashioned CHOCOLATE MOUSSE with whipped cream & walnuts