Waiheke Island

IMG_8426 IMG_8411 IMG_8304 IMG_8322 IMG_8329 IMG_8352 IMG_8354 IMG_8358-2 IMG_8307 IMG_8308 IMG_8313 IMG_8311 IMG_8382-2 IMG_8395 IMG_8387 IMG_8391 IMG_8399 IMG_8400 IMG_8402 IMG_8418 IMG_8433Two weekends ago I made it to Waiheke for the first time. Shameful, I know. But better late than never.

We started off at Mudbrick for lunch. The restaurant was very beautiful, with brilliant views and interior. I enjoyed the Fish of the Day with Soft Shell Crab, Thai Curry Cream, Mango, and Coriander ($47). It came paired with the Viognier 2014 Waiheke Island which we weren’t particular fans of. The Buffalo Yoghurt Mousse was lovely and perfectly matched with Ned Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough ($18). Oh, and the truffle mash is amazing. Definitely get the truffle mash.

We then headed off to Cable Bay just down the road. Where Mudbrick was the traditional, prestigious brick house, Cable Bay was the large, classy modern house. Walking through the massive double doors it felt almost like a demo unit, like those setups you leaf through in design magazines. There is a large lawn with full 180 degree sea view, a helicopter, beanbags and a courtyard. The courtyard came with a French singer and his guitar, double thumbs up. Since we were well satisfied from the food at Mudbrick, we settled for wine and some shoestring fries.

Our last stop was Little Oneroa Beach before heading back on the ferry home.

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