Successful events assured
Nestled in an idyllic country setting, the Restaurant @ Rossendale is the perfect place to unwind and revel in the warm sunshine and birdsong.
‘‘With summer here, guests can sit out in our gorgeous gardens with a glass of our fine wine and our popular winemaker’s platter, which can be prepared for one or for two,’’ says manager Sue Jenkins.
Available for Christmas functions, the restaurant can accommodate up to 70 people indoors or in a garden pavilion. Special menus can be organised for larger groups and set menu options are available, while the a la carte menu is suitable for smaller groups. All menus can be viewed online.
The more important occasions in life deserve to be commemorated, with special events remembered by guests long after the celebrations have ended. Ambience, food and service all play their part in contributing to the success of a special occasion. For these reasons, the Restaurant @ Rossendale is increasingly becoming the venue chosen by families and groups as the setting for their own special celebrations, including golden wedding anniversaries, milestone birthday parties and other happy occasions.
‘‘These occasions are very special to our guests, and we love to personalise them by creating a special menu and adding the extra touches,’’ Jenkins says. ‘‘We regularly receive feedback from very happy guests, thanking our staff for their professional service, the lovely atmosphere and our tasty dishes.’’
Exciting news from this award- winning boutique winery is the recent release of the first Rossendale pinot gris. Grown in Marlborough, this intensely aromatic wine has the aroma of crushed pear, peach and citrus. Tasting notes describe the palate as soft, with flavours of pear, stonefruit and guava. A mediumstyle wine, the pinot gris is an exceptional match for chicken, pasta and Asian dishes. The bottle sports Rossendale’s newly redesigned label and a racy new gold and black top.
‘‘On the subject of wines, we are running our cellar door wine special, which makes a wonderful opportunity to stock up for Christmas and the holiday season.’’
Only 15 minutes from the city and five minutes from Halswell village, the Restaurant @ Rossendale, at 136 Old Tai Tapu Rd, Halswell, is open daily for lunch and evening dining. Closed on public holidays. Phone 03 322 7780 or 03 322 9684, or see rossendale.co.nz.
Culinary creation: Eton mess is one of the decadent desserts on the menuat Rossendale this festive season.