Saturday Degustation Dinner @ Logan Brown, Wellington

In delayed fashion (as it is a delayed birthday celebration), I decided to treat E to a degustation dinner at one of New Zealand's fine dining restaurant, Logan Brown.

Located in an old bank building on the corners of Cuba and Vivian Sts in central city Wellington, one would think that the restaurant would be full of pomp - but that was not the case. 

We were greeted with warmth and service was true Kiwi-style, with a certain ease and laidback-ness that reminds you what New Zealanders are all about - no pretense, no nonsense (and diners showing up in [smart] jeans!)

We decided on the nine course degustation so we can sample as much as we can (typical).
E studying the wine list...seems like a bible!

Chilled Macadamia Soup with Fried Chevre, Pickled Walnuts & Chorizo Iberico

Sauvignon Vine Smoked Salmon with Cauliflower Puree & Caper Salsa

Grilled Kingfish with Crab, Celeriac Remoulade  & Scampi
Paua Ravioli with Coriander, Basil & Lime Beurre Blanc

Venison Tenderloin with Kumara Galette, Black Pudding & Quince Paste

Rangitakei Lamb Rack with Pirinoa Station Shoulder, Pumpkin Polenta and Lemon Spinach

Gruff Junction Sumner with Karamea Bluffs Raw Honeycomb

Cardamom & Rose Water Panna Cotta with Pistachio Wafers & Rhubarb

Chocolate Caramel Torte with Espresso Milkshake & Candied Hazelnuts

and a personal touch for E

and to close the delicious meal coffee and boxed chocolate truffle which we took home with us as we couldn't fit anymore in!

If I was to choose a favourite (or favourites)to eat by choice (full sized meals) I'd have to pick the macadamia soup,venison tenderloin, panna cotta finishing off with a big glass of cold espresso milkshake...yum...

E's choices are paua ravioli, venison tenderloin with the espresso milkshake as well!

This was my second time at Logan Brown and I must say, the degustation menu is worth every penny and worth a try. If you ever in Wellington, make sure you book ahead to dine at Logan Brown~! It gives you a chance to sample more than what you are used and trying something different.

We were definitely full to the brim and very satisfied with the meal. Not that we are slow eaters, we took about 5 hours to complete the course...so make sure you have time to savour and enjoy!

Happy eating! x

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