Friday, March 29, 2013

Masonic Hotel

2 Tennyson Street

While in Napier we couldn't go past eating in the Emporium Eatery and Bar in the magnificent Art Deco Masonic Hotel on Marine Parade across from the beach.

Inside the recent refurbishment was stylish and in keeping with the thirties style.

We shared the pull apart bread to stave off our hunger, this came with a bottle of Village Press extra virgin olive oil and some tart apple syrup.

We took the what’s yours is mine option of four plates to share for $56.

I didn't get much of a look in with the 'Zany Zeus' grilled haloumi salad with chickpea sprouts, chorizo, torn pita bread and sumac labneh, but what I had was good.

The smoked fish and potato cakes, with hand crushed avocado and wasabi mayonnaise were more evenly shared and great combination of flavours.

The quinoa croquettes, had crunchy shells and came with hohepa garlic and herb quark, smoked tomato relish and broccoli sprouts.

The crispy calamari lived up to its name and came with a fragrant spice and chilli aioli.

The service was great and The Masonic is great spot to eat when in Napier.

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