The Saint Laurent
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KiwiFest

Two courses for £14.00


Starters

NZ Green-Lipped Mussels with garlic butter and sweet chilli, topped with cheese and grilled, and bread for the mopping up

Feta chick pea, kumara and spinach tossed with rosemary and basil pesto. Served warm

Seared ‘kune kune’ham with cherry tomatoes, dressed with mustard vinaigrette

Mains


Braised Lamb Shank ~ on a bed of spring onion mash, with red wine jus and vegetables

Baked Kumara ~ (sweet potato) topped with asparagus spears, mushroom and crumbled blue cheese

Pan-fried Fillet of Salmon served on pea puree, with mash and creamy tarragon sauce

Kiwi Burger ~ handmade beef patty topped with bacon, cheese, beetroot and fried kiwi egg. Accompanied by hand cut chips and a dollop of coleslaw. (We’re kidding about the kiwi egg. It’s from a chicken)

Slow-Cooked Pork Belly ~ served crisped, on mashed potato and steamed Savoy cabbage, finished with puha

Kaimoana Hotpot seafood in a rich creamy sauce, served with a scallop shell of peas and hand cut chips (kai is food, moana is the sea)




We are happy to substitute dessert for starter
We are happy for you to only have one course


The Legend of New Zealand


Maui - no ordinary man

Maui is the gifted, clever demigod of Polynesian mythology responsible for fishing up the North Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

After a miraculous birth and upbringing Maui won the affection of his supernatural parents, taught useful arts to mankind, snared the sun and tamed fire. But one of his most famous feats was fishing up the North Island.

Fishing up an island

Despising him, Maui’s four brothers conspired to leave him behind when they went out fishing. Overhearing their plans, Maui secretly made a fishhook from a magical ancestral jawbone. Then one night he crept into his brothers' canoe and hid under the floorboards.

It wasn't until the brothers were far out of sight of land and had filled the bottom of their canoe with fish that Maui revealed himself. Then he took out his magic fishhook and threw it over the side of the canoe, chanting powerful incantations as he did so. The hook went deeper and deeper into the sea until Maui felt the hook had touched something. He tugged gently and far below the hook caught fast. It was a huge fish! Together with his brothers, Maui brought the fish to the surface.

Maui cautioned his brothers to wait until he had appeased Tangaroa the god of the sea before they cut into the fish. They grew tired of waiting and began to carve out pieces for themselves. These are now the many valleys, mountains, lakes and rocky coastlines of the North Island.


Te Ika a Maui - Maui's fish

To this day the North Island is known to Maori as Te Ika a Maui or Maui’s fish. Take a look at a map of New Zealand to see the fish’s head in the south and its tail in the north. The South Island is also known as Te Waka a Maui or Maui’s canoe, and Stewart Island or Rakiura is known as Te Punga a Maui or Mau’s anchor stone.