Monday, 30 June 2014

Zibbibo, Wellington New Zealand

Hello Fellow Nom Seekers!

Zibbibo is a chic café in the heart of Wellington. Based on some friend’s recommendation, I decided to try it during my last trip to Wellington.  As you enter the restaurant there is bar at the ground level where you can have a few drinks before dinner. Dining is across both ground and first floor.  

For entrée we had the Zibibbo Tapas platter to share.  This was one of the house specialty and was divine with a clever assortment of nibblies. As another share entrée, we ordered the salt and pepper calamari with chili lime dressing.

For mains, I ordered the Special Of The Day, a rotisserie pork at NZ$32 which turned out to be great choice for seriously, who doesn't like a roast pork?

Friend #1 ordered the Pirinoa Lamb Rump ($33.50) which came with olive crushed potatoes and a confit of onion and salsa verde - the verdict was 'yum'.

Friend #2 ordered the Black Angus Beef Fillet ($35.50) which was accompanied by a potato gratin and porcini mustard and red wine jus.  Also declared 'yum'.

Friend #3 ordered the pork belly (drool). This dish came with confit brussel sprouts, smoked Jerusalem Artichoke Puree Honey Oak Crumb.  They are not vegetables I would normally gravitate towards but Zibbibo made them desirable.

We decided on sharing a few side dishes:  beetroot, mushroom and fries.  All $9 each.  

For dessert we had a selection of things to share:  the cheese platter ($16.50), vanilla panacotta, and creme brulee.  All very decadent, nicely presented and delicious ending to a lovely meal.  

Overall a memorable meal and fantastic service.  

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Until next time...
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