Ex­pe­ri­ence Fine Din­ing at its Best

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY -

I f su­perb cui­sine in a so­phis­ti­cated at­mos­phere, along with friendly and ef­fi­cient ser­vice, sounds ap­peal­ing then it’s time you booked your ta­ble at the Gallery Restau­rant on Church Street. Whether you’re plan­ning a ro­man­tic evening for two, din­ner with friends and fam­ily or a group func­tion, The Gallery Restau­rant will sat­isfy ev­ery­one’s tastes, as their aim is to pro­vide a friendly and in­ti­mate restau­rant where fine din­ing and the qual­ity of the food is a ma­jor fo­cus. While all you have to do is re­lax and en­joy be­ing pam­pered. Work­ing un­der head chef, Hamish Hys­lop, The Gallery restau­rant has brought flair and cre­ativ­ity back into the din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, with his su­perb menu of con­tem­po­rary Euro­pean in­spired dishes and tempt­ing desserts, along with an ex­ten­sive wine cel­lar and a great se­lec­tion of craft beers. Hamish trained in Auck­land un­der renowned chef War­wick Brown and has been work­ing as a chef for just on 22 years. Be­fore com­ing to Palmer­ston North, Hamish worked at Govern­ment House in Welling­ton as well as the Span­ish Em­bassy and Peter Jack­son’s Roxy Cinema. Now Palmer­ston North din­ers are for­tu­nate to be able to en­joy Hamish’s pas­sion for fine din­ing along with such sig­na­ture dishes as his pan-seared scal­lops with co­conut thread and a parme­san crust topped off with hol­landaise sauce, which can be cho­sen as ei­ther an en­trée or a main, and for dessert, try his mouth wa­ter­ing caramelised lemon tart with or­ange com­fit and rasp­berry sor­bet, all topped off with a fine liqueur from The Gallery’s well stocked cel­lar. The Gallery Restau­rant opens for lunch from 9.30 am to 3.30pm Tues­days to Sun­days and is open un­til late Thurs­days to Satur­days. This gives you the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a long lunch, or a ca­sual catch up with col­leagues and friends af­ter work, while you re­lax in their peace­ful court­yard and share a lav­ishly pre­pared plat­ter over a glass of fine wine or a thirst quench­ing craft beer. Whether you’re look­ing to im­press that spe­cial per­son in your life or you sim­ply en­joy taste­fully cre­ated food, The Gallery Restau­rant pro­vides a so­phis­ti­cated and in­ti­mate at­mos­phere for cou­ples as well as groups of fam­ily and friends, so to en­joy the ul­ti­mate in fine din­ing give the friendly team a call on (06) 3573944 (Ext 1) to book your mem­o­rable gas­tro­nomic ex­pe­ri­ence. This level of cre­ativ­ity and flair doesn’t stop with fine din­ing; it flows con­tigu­ously through to Van Uf­fe­len Gallery and Pic­ture Fram­ing on Princess Street where, since 1987, they have been pro­vid­ing qual­ity fram­ing of pre­cious works of art, pho­to­graphs, diplo­mas and much more, and while many of their clients come in for pic­ture fram­ing Van Uf­fe­len Gallery also cus­tomise fram­ing for any­thing pre­cious that the client wants to dis­play such as needle­work, sports me­men­toes and his­tor­i­cal mem­o­ra­bilia such as medals, post­cards and old posters. So next time you are din­ing at The Gallery Restau­rant, take the op­por­tu­nity to walk through to the Van Uf­fe­len Gallery and view some of their won­der­fully cre­ative frames along with their fine ex­hibits of art, arte­facts and mem­o­ra­bilia. To find out more about both fram­ing and The Gallery Restau­rant visit their web­site:

www.vanuffe­len.co.nz or sim­ply call into Van Uf­fe­len Gallery and Pic­ture Fram­ing on the cor­ner of Princess Street and Church Street.

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