What we had: Crispy calamari; Italian Meatballs, tomato fondue, parmesan custard; Polenta crisps, garlic, parmesan, cumin aioli; Anatra Pizza – duck leg, rosemary, leek, fig & onion jam; Agnello Pizza – lamb shoulder, gorgonzola, dates, semi-dried tomato; Italian chocolate mousse, dulce … Continue reading

Mandarin Dumpling & Bar

What we had:
Pork & shiitake mushroom dumplings; beef, onion & beetroot dumplings; egg, vermicelli, cabbage & spinach dumplings; Taiwanese pork sausage with kombu & white sesame; twice cooked lamb ribs with celery, sambal paste & dry shrimp; Eggplant; chicken nuggets; Frozen green tea moon cake w plum juice. Continue reading

Hectors Restaurant

We went for a girls-only mini staycation in Auckland one weekend and stayed at The Heritage Hotel in the city. While we were there we decided to try the breakfast buffet on offer at their in-house restaurant Hectors. We’d heard about the fairly new raw breakfast buffet on offer, so thought it’d be a great opportunity to give it a go. Continue reading


Melanie: Organic lamb & wild thyme meatballs with preserved lemon, spiced gravy; Wild rabbit ravioli, turnip puree and barolo reduction; Cannoli with ricotta, citrus confit & chocolate chips; Peach Santa Vittoria Baby Nectar.
Celine: Organic lamb & wild thyme meatballs with preserved lemon, spiced gravy; Buttered maltagliati with duck, porcini ragu, buttercup and pickled black walnuts. Continue reading