Love is in the air ....

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

ove is in the air at the Golden Gate Lodge where the chefs have worked to cre­ate a Valen­tine’s Menu guar­an­teed to flame the sparks of love and melt the heart of the pick­i­est food critic.

Fol­low­ing on from the enor­mous suc­cess of last year, the path of ro­mance at the Golden Gate Lodge res­tau­rant starts with a plat­ter for two of cured meats and cheese com­pli­mented by lo­cally pro­duced chut­ney, olives and crack­ers.

Next the menu presents a real chal­lenge. Which to choose? Pe­tite white­bait frit­ters on mesclun with a lemon and dill aioli or the thinly sliced veni­son stacked on cos let­tuce and roasted red pep­pers fin­ished with a bal­samic re­duc­tion.

The can­dles are flick­er­ing se­duc­tively. The re­fresh­ments are sub­lime.

The com­pany truly won­der­ful. Time for the main course, which of course is a win-win choice.

Beef fil­let medal­lion wrapped in ba­con then cooked to medium rare and served with a mus­tard cream sauce or is it to be the chicken breast stuffed with tangy feta and fresh herbs nes­tled on a bed of basil and braised crushed toma­toes.

As to be ex­pected of such an oc­ca­sion the mains are served with freshly pre­pared salad and gourmet pota­toes.

To fin­ish what will un­doubt­edly be your best ever Valen­tine’s Day is a shared plat­ter of bight size treats. All this for just $90. As we said, the Golden Gate Lodge are suck­ers for love. But be sure to book as ta­bles are limited.

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