Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Havana Bar, Wellington

32a-34 Wigan Street
Te Aro,

Eight of us descended on Havana Bar for dinner, arriving fairly early as they don't take bookings, after a drink outside on the deck area, we went inside to secure a table.

The dining area has a clear roof which provided plenty of light early in the evening, as you can see below that means as time went by the photo quality dropped.

There was a clear view into the kitchen from kitchen from our table, with the occaisional erruption of flames.

The menu consisted of a range of smallish dishes, and our waitress suggested we set a per head price and they would bring us a selection, which we agreed to. We had $40 per head meal.

The first dish was sautéed prawns in Kashmiri chilli and garlic which were good enough to mean some of us ate the shells.

The stuffed figs wrapped in pancetta tastes as good as they looked!

The lamb cutlets were gilled perfectly.

The aged beef fillet skewers with Café de Paris butter were so popular with a couple of the diners that thet ordered more for 'dessert'.

The pork belly was served with a fresh nectarine and coriander relish.

The multicoloured carrots with walnuts were beautifully prepared... were the green beans, which were served with confit onions, toasted almonds and lemon butter.

The crushed gourmet potatoes were taken to another level with spring onion and honey.

I didn't find out which more conventional dessert was ordered, but they looked good.

The service was slick and friendly, and we had a great time sharing the various courses, without any arguments over who got what! For a large group it certainly was an enjoyable spot to dine.

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