Category Archives: Drink

Supp up….

The Last Supper No disciples. Blue cod, gurnard (order 2 pieces, get 3 for being nice to the girls at The Smokehouse), mussels, scallops, half a scoop. Glass of Sav, pint of Bone Dry IPA from the Golden Bear. Takes … Continue reading

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The long non-Italian lunch

Rocked on over to Neudorf Vineyards with my surrogate kid sister Robin and her husband Alan (Of Waitemata Woodys fame) who were here for an extended weekend for a picnic lunch. Bring your own food, buy a bottle (or 2) … Continue reading

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Fine dining

If you think that rural cuisine around here is limited to sheep meat and 3 veg, fush and chups and pies, then think again. This was the menu for the monthly event at New Zealand’s oldest pub, the Moutere Inn.

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Makes biking worthwhile…

  Just when the track up Marriages Road towards Pine Hill Road starts becoming a pain in the arse, this mirage appears to the delirious cyclist. A veritable oasis

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Crime wave

Call in at the excellent Shiloh the blue shop cafe in Havelock (on the way to Blenheim) and you’re likely to get mugged…..

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“3 bucks a bite”….

said a guy at Neudorf Vineyards. “Tastes bloody good but, aye” True that. Boxing Day and Judy (mum) and Rosie Finn (daughter) give the staff a day off, man .. er.. person the tasting room, get Viva la Vaca in … Continue reading

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Aunt Margaret would be pleased.

Went to Chapel yesterday. Nor exactly her kind of chapel (Grove Methodist in Horsforth), especially with all manner of alcoholic beverages on display and nary a crucifix to be seen. It’s actually the old Mission to Seafarers church, dating back … Continue reading

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