With the colder weather setting in it was definitely time for a new menu. First up for the overhaul treatment is Alongside. The team here wanted to make more of our location and with that more of fresh seafood in our menu. To do this we reached out to Martin Bosley, an long time family friend & one of New Zealand’s finest chefs. With a food philosophy that we should eat what's in season, what's local and what's fresh. Martin has won every major food award NZ has to offer and loves working our stunning New Zealand seafood.
With this in mind Martin has designed a menu heavy on fresh New Zealand seafood. From a raw bar featuring local oysters, the ever popular Ika Mata (raw fish marinated with coconut, lime & lemon juice) and our market fish. Our kitchen team are getting into the home smoking both on the grill & on the BBQ out at Alongside. Giving us gorgeous smoked fish for our smoked fish chowder & pie both perfect for these colder days. Don't stress though the good, old favourites like Fish and Chips and our green lipped mussels are still there to keep you happy.
For those not keen on seafood I can't go past the Lamb Ribs with our secret Alongside BBQ sauce & roasted sesame dressing, I have to fight Scarlett for them now she's discovered them! For those worried about the appearance of the winter belly you can always grab the superfood salad full of everything you need for a healthy lunch.
For me having the healthy option leaves me free to indulge in our 'Orbs of Joy, fluffy donuts filled with your choice of house made filling or maybe a warm chocolate brownie complete with chocolate sauce & icecream. We have managaed to tick off a few paleo options both on the breakfast menu & the all day dining options plus plenty of meals for our gluten free & dairy free friends.