Friday, March 24, 2017

Rosie & Ortolana @ Auckland

One of our favourite brunches in Auckland: An offal sausage constructed of lamb liver, black pudding & kidney, with beetroot vinegar & white beans; alongside smoked minced fish balls with a pullet egg yolk & tomato green chilli chutney. Inventive fare, with pleasing flavours & perfectly executed textures. A terrific cafe in the tony Parnell suburb.

Orchard-to-table dining takes centre stage at this chic brasserie beneath a glass canopy; think burrata cheese with squash & currant sofrito, or figs with anchoiade & walnuts. The cocktails too showcase evidence of garden work - prosecco with winter flowers & cassis, or vodka with feijoa, lime & mint.


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  1. A really gorgeous plating. The food looks even more appetizing. Love the lighting. It's an awesome place.

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    1. Lux: agreed on all points! really pleasant stops if you're ever in auckland ;)

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  2. What a lucky man you are for eating special food all over the world.
    Auckland looks beautiful and clean to live and visit.

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    1. Twilight Man: yeah, i like cities by a sea or lake, cos it really helps the place feel open :) the only part of auckland i'm not a fan of are the very hilly and steep streets ... walking takes effort! :)

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  3. You're in Auckland again. Sighhhhh!!!! I miss New Zealand, dunno when I will be bale to head that way again. Would rather go there than any place in Asia.

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    1. Suituapui: i'd like to head to the south island next time, since i haven't explored that territory yet!

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  4. can you please review things that are in KL... no one cares about overseas postings...

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    1. Jo: oh, no worries, 6 out of 7 of my posts each week are usually on KL ... the overseas ones are more for fun, for myself ;)

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  5. Wow at first I thought the figs dish might be beef carpaccio... I like the food presentation here. ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, the way the figs are presented makes them look like a carpaccio plating! the presentations definitely made me eager to dig into the food :)

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