We’re thrilled to be National Finalists once again!
We have just heard that The Riverhead is one of the national finalists in the Hospitality New Zealand Awards. The two categories that we are finalists in are ‘Best Music Entertainment Venue’ and ‘Best Lamb Bar Meal’. The judging will be taking place over the next month with the results being announced at the National Conference Award Ceremony Black Tie Dinner on September 26 in Wellington.
Our focus has been to provide a music venue which compliments the overall experience of this unique rural tavern. We want to provide a community and family friendly environment which is reliably on every Sunday with a relaxed atmosphere. We call it ‘Blues in the Boat House’ and no bookings are taken (it’s first in first served) there’s a full bar and various food options. Given the area it easy for people to find places to chat and catch-up or get more involved with the music and dance. We have adopted the ‘Blues genre’ which actually covers a wide range of styles. We always post the upcoming acts on our calendar here on our website and on our facebook page.
The Lamb entry is for our ‘Espresso Lamb Fillet’. This is tender espresso rubbed lamb on beetroot, feta & mint waldolf salad with blue cheese yoghurt dressing & toasted sourdough bread.
This dish has been on our menu for the past 12 months and has been a favourite in all seasons.
The saltiness of the feta, the sweet tartness of the beetroot, the crispness of the apple, the nuttiness of the walnut with the mint & yoghurt compliments the lamb superbly. Strangely the espresso rub is a subtle compliment. All these textures & tastes make for an exciting lamb dish that works well in both our Bar & Restaurant.
We’ll be looking forward to the confernece and finding out if, like last year we are one of the winners.
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