Thursday, January 06, 2011

Gluten-free Fine Dining in New Zealand

The hubs and I were treated to an evening of exquisite fare and darling company at Cullens Restaurant in Hamilton by his bro and sis-in-law on our recent trip to the nether regions of the planet.

Side helping of joy? Gluten-free menu items are marked with a *, whilst those where gluten-free options are available are marked with a **.

Visit the website for their latest menu if you're lucky enough to be venturing past that neck of the woods (or just to drool).

Now, on to some visual tempation...


...Grilled Haloumi on braised Witloof,
served with Rocket Pesto,
garnished with Watercress and a Balsamic Reduction*.

...Seared Scallops with roasted Root Vegetables,
served with a Citrus Dressing and Mandarin Wedges*.

...Chicken Liver Pate,
served with a Fig Compote and Rye Bruschetta.

Main Courses...
...Pan seared Salmon a la meuniere on braised Witloof,
with Potato Gratin and Capers*.

...Seared Sesame Crusted Tuna
with Tempura Vegetables, Pickled Ginger, Wasabi
and Dipping Sauces.

P.S. Just so you know, despite the name, you will not find any absurdly pale/brightly sparkling fanged creatures lurking in the shadows.