As we find ourselves in the middle of winter, many of us are indulging in mid-winter Christmas parties which are a great way to cheer up these cold, rainy days. However, at Plume Vineyard Restaurant in Matakana they are now taking bookings for November/December for company Christmas parties, and they are surprised at how many bookings they have to date. So now is probably a good time for anyone wanting to arrange their summer Christmas party at a beautiful summery venue.
Situated just an hour’s drive from Auckland or Whangarei, Plume, the vineyard restaurant, Matakana is a must visit destination on any Matakana wine or food journey and they are all about fabulous local New Zealand wine and produce which together can celebrate ‘culinary diversity.’ Plume is a small town, rural, rustic restaurant with friendly service from locally employed staff, and is a great change from the starchy fine dining service of a big city like Auckland, yet is in a class of its own.
Plume Vineyard Restaurant is the perfect venue for that Christmas celebration, offering glorious 180-degree views of the vineyards, fields and valleys surrounding it, providing both indoor and patio dining, and they offer their Christmas menu below.
CHRISTMAS/END OF YEAR FUNCTIONS AT PLUME, 2016
Prawn cocktail with chilli glazed pineapple, beef carpaccio with Tuscan mayonnaise, herb crusted goat’s cheese and bell pepper coulis
MAINS (select any 2)
BEEF WELLINGTON, horseradish puree, smoked tomato and mushroom ragout, merlot jus
CHAMPAGNE HAM schnitzel, wilted spinach, crushed kumara and watercress, baby pear and calvados sauce
CHICKEN ROULADE, prawn farce, nori, sweet corn puree and puy lentils (GF)
AKAROA SALMON, prosciutto wrapped, mandarin puree, saffron poached potatoes, summer greens (GF)
Petit selection of homemade desserts: passion fruit torte, kiwi pavlova, dark chocolate pave, raspberry vodka jelly shot, fresh seasonal fruits
Plume can cater for all dietary requirements if made known in advance.
For further information on Plume Vineyard Restaurant please visit the website at http://www.plumerestaurant.co.nz .