Prince's Gate Boutique Hotel
Sunday 10 November 2019
A Pre Xmas Treat
For our last Sunday Lunch for the year we have arranged a wonderful meal in one of the most glorious and historic buildings in Rotorua. The hotel is under new management & is being refurbished.
This hotel was, during the gold-rush era, the New Central Hotel in Waihi. At that time, the proprietors of another large hotel, the Rob Roy, put up the price of beer. Drinkers threatened to boycott the hotel & even (tongue in cheek, no doubt) to vote for Prohibition at the upcoming election. Most miners could not bring themselves to do so, but did not vote at all to express their dissatisfaction. They forgot that their wives (who were fed up with the men’s boozing) had just gained the vote. When the votes were counted Prohibition was in; Ohinemuri County was Dry! A “Booze Express” to Thames, stopping at Hikutaia was started. Eventually, after other eventualities which affected trade negatively, the New Central Hotel was shifted to Rotorua & its name changed.
Fresh and Seasonal Menu
Tomato & Bocconcini Salad (v) – Fresh tomato & bocconcini cheese salad with fresh pear, roquette leaves, balsamic dressing & garlic crouton
Manuka Smoked Champagne Ham – Glazed with maple & rum served with a medley of roasted baby vegetables, crockpot mashed potato & sweet country mustard sauce
Apricot & cranberry stuffed sous-vide turkey breast – Apricot, Cranberry, & Rosemary stuffed Turkey, Pan Roasted and served with Roast parsnip, Caramelised shallot, Creamed Mushroom, Riesling & Veal demi Glaze
Ratatouille Crumble (v) – Ratatouille of Mediterranean vegetables with a cheesy herb and nut topping served with creamy mashed potato and fresh garden salad
Christmas Pudding (v) – Vanilla & Kawakawa Custard and Fresh berries
COST: $84.00pp. (Includes door-to-door-transport & 3-course lunch.
(You can pay us in cash on the day in an envelope with your name on it or pay prior to the day into account: 01 03220214423 00