Christmas is coming and it’s time to be planning your special event. At Vinnies, we’re already one step ahead with a host of ideas to create a truly memorable occasion for you and your guests!
We’ve created a series of menu options that can include a number of special Christmas touches… including some deliciously special ideas:
• Begin your celebration with a pre-dinner cocktail and/or bubbles served with canapés, from $10.p.p
• And/or, choose fresh pacific rock oysters to be opened live in front of your guests, $4.p.p. each
• And/or whitebait fritters cooked live in the restaurant. $5 p.p. each
Now that’s the way to entertain your party, for sure!
Our popular Summer Choice menu offers a selection of fresh, seasonal, Christmas inspired dishes featuring 3 starters, 3 main courses and 3 delicious desserts. Plus, you have the option to add in a selection of fine cheeses to share – before or after dessert. This menu includes a complimentary amuse bouche, Vinnies’ sour dough bread, a refreshing granite, side dishes of vegetables, plus tea /coffee and petit fours. $90.p.p
We’ve created a stunning, brand new, five course degustation tasting menu where all your guests will enjoy a deliciously special dining experience. This menu includes complimentary amuse bouche, Vinnies sour dough bread, a refreshing granite, plus tea /coffee and petit fours. $125.p.p
All our dishes and menus are carefully crafted with the perfect partnering wines. You can choose our recommendations (and take the stress out of the night while guaranteeing the perfect marriage of food and wine), or simply choose your favourites.
Start your party with a tailor made cooking demonstration with Geoff Scott himself! This is a unique, pre-dinner demo is a fun extra with recipes and tips on what to cook for Christmas this season. designed to elevate the home cooked Christmas with easy tips that look and taste fabulous (and you don’t need to be a ‘chef extraordinaire’ to produce). From $20 p.p.
• Family Xmas Lunch,
• Christmas Eve Drinks & Cocktails,
• Christmas Day Cocktail Party
• Or talk to us about your wish list…
LUNCH – We’re open for lunch by appointment, giving you exclusive use of Vinnies for your team or clients.
DINNER – We’re open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 6pm till late.
OUR PRIVATE ROOM – The Kahikatea Room is perfect for small parties of up to 14.
VINNIES RESTAURANT – You can book the entire restaurant; as a sit down dinner for 54 or a stand up cocktail party for 80.
GIFT VOUCHERS – And if you’re looking for a perfect gift, consider our gift vouchers which can be made up to any denomination – or one of our set-priced options.
Know that for every event we thoughtfully take care of all those extra little details and we can tailor make your Vinnies Christmas experience – just for you. As always any special dietary requirements will be readily accommodated.
Fresh from his travels interviewing business and policy leaders in China, the UK and the US, Rod will update us over lunch on the great issues swirling through the global economy and their impact on New Zealand.
China is seeking to pull off its greatest strategic shift in the past 35 years, by 2020; Europe is still struggling to reform its way out of its post-GFC malaise; the US has regained its position as the most dynamic of the major economies but is wrestling with some major economic conundrums
With global trade and growth slowing, we New Zealanders face our own challenges to respond speedily to these great global shifts. This will be one of the most revealing insights into our economic future, on offer. And a great lunch too.
30 October, 12.00pm, $99pp
Call the restaurant on 09 376 5597.
The CRAFTING is complete!
Five delicious courses to be savoured,
this Thursday night ONLY at Vinnies!
Here’s the line-up…
Minimus Breakfast IPA 3.8%
Struggle Huggle – Library Stock ‘Sour Beer’
Kingfish, avocado, grapefruit, beetroot & feta
MC Slav’s Logg Cabin American Amber Ale 5.5%
Pork cheek, black pudding, kohlrabi & hazelnuts
Maximus IPA 5.8%
A fine selection of cheeses that will surprise you!
Nocturne Double Stout (Whisky Barrel Aged) 8.8%
Chocolate & tonka bean
Book NOW and secure your place at the table!
Call 09 376-5597 to book.
THIS Thursday 27 August, 6.30pm
$115 per person
Last places left for this incredible experience – DON’T MISS OUT!
Join us for an art night with a difference. For the first time ever, we are pleased to not only bring you our ever popular meet the artist night but also have our artist perform live here at Vinnies.
Photojournalist and jazz singer Maggie Gould is our newest Vinnies’ resident artist and brings to the restaurant a unique collection of photographs. These stunning portraits and captured moments tell insightful and far reaching stories about our lives and society. Maggie will take us behind her lens and share some rare insight into her world as an artist and photographer.
We are in for a double treat as she shares with us her other love; the art of music and in particular jazz. Maggie will perform a selection of her (and our) favourite tunes with Lance Su’a (guitar) and Miguel Fuentes (percussion) – as the Williamsburg Trio… and on our night will perform songs from some of the artists she has photographed such as Ray Charles, Nina Simone, BB King and Paul McCartney.
Maggie Gould is a photojournalist and a musician. Her musical genre ranges from Jazz and Latin through to Brazilian and Pop. Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Bossa Nova style. With her music degree from Auckland University, Maggie continues learning through working with some of New Zealand’s finest musicians. These include Frank Gibson, Alberto Santarelli, Mike Walker, Miguel Fuentes and Lance Su’a.
Maggie has performed at the Tauranga Jazz Festival, the Samoa Jazz and Blues Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival and in Las Vegas, Venice and London. Highlights include performing at BB Kings Club, Manhattan with the Nanny Assis Band as well as performing with luminaries such as Bruce Forman guitarist from California and most recently Jonathan Crayford.
Her photojournalism career began in Wellington with Peter Bush telling her which end of a rugby pitch to stand at to get the best All Blacks shot. Maggie went on to work in Hong Kong at the South China Morning Post covering Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Walled City.
Maggie has enjoyed a career where she has met and photographed some of the world’s most fascinating people including Dame Whina Cooper, Nelson Mandela, Audrey Hepburn, Paul and Linda McCartney… and many more.
Her work has sold all over the world, including to Te Papa Museum. With numerous exhibitions under her belt in Wellington, Sydney, London and Nelson she has been awarded a number of scholarships and awards over more than 25 years as a renowned Kiwi photojournalist.
This is your chance to get a rare glimpse of Maggie, Miguel and Lance up close and personal.
Don’t miss it!
Welcome canapés and cocktail
Three course dinner with matching fine wines
Tea coffee and petit fours
Places are strictly limited. As always, special dietary requirements will be readily accommodated.