Visa Wellington On a Plate
Dine Wellington involves eating your way around the best of the Wellington region, with special Festival Dishes and unique set menus. The chefs from each eatery submit a Festival Dish course where they have a bit of fun, experiment with ingredients and techniques to showcase local produce. You can get the festival dishes for lunch or dinner – but our recommendation is going full throttle at dinner with a multiple course Dine Wellington menu. Go on, skimp on brekkie to make the most of the full three courses.
Well, at Hippopotamus Restaurant anyway.
Offering a full three course lunch or dinner, complete with wine pairing, this Dine Wellington menu is comfort food and fine-dining designed to satisfy your hunger.
Hippopotamus’ Festival Dish is Belmont Hill Grass Fed Lamb Rump, Confit Neck on Braised Black Lentils, Berber Yoghurt & Paprika Hummus with Rosemary Jus.
See Hippopotamus’ Dine Wellington menu here.
Hot Sauce isn’t offering a three course experience, but we think the Festival Dish packs more than enough punch to make up for it.
Hot Sauce’s Festival Dish is where Singapore meets Philippines, The Boodle Fight. Think, Coconut Rice, Singaporean Chili Crab, Charred Vegetables, Filipino Pork Skewers with Cured Egg Salad, served on a banana leaf and designed for two.
This dish comes from the Filipino military, where everyone’s food is served on a banana leaf where every hungry soldier eats together symbolising of camaraderie. The “fight” refers to eating as much you can before the goods run out. We’re less about the fight and more about the copious amounts of food to be enjoyed with our brothers, sounds like a party to us.
See Hot Sauce’s Festival Dish here.