Sean Connolly: Venison main
A relative newcomer to the New Zealand dining scene, Sean Connolly has quickly stamped his mark with The Grill restaurant in Auckland and a hugely popular TV show.
At The Grill by Sean Connolly we take pride in offering a relaxed, easy atmosphere that complements delicious fresh fare. Our philosophy is to provide dishes that are beautifully balanced, technically excellent and the emphasis is on letting the produce shine. The Grill has a distinctly Kiwi accent with ingredients and cookware sourced locally. We have a signature style of traditional dishes updated with a modern twist. Diners can expect to relish in only the best produce New Zealand has to offer. We like to place an overriding emphasis on letting the wonderful New Zealand produce shine through, to cook it with integrity and serve it with humour and a desire to delight – and that reflects the Kiwi personality in so many ways. The fare is very much focused on meat and fish so we like to keep busy talking to local producers to ensure fresh and seasonal remain paramount. Our fish must be from sustainable sources. The wonderful meat New Zealand produces is a delight to work with – you can almost taste the rich green pastures of Hawkes Bay, of the North Island’s west coast and those in the Canterbury plains of the South Island.