Thank you for your patience while we have been working out what Mother Nature has planned for us today.
Unfortunately, she isn’t going to be kind to us so we are moving inside. We will have a tent sent up at the entrance which is located at the intersection of Berkshire and Buckingham Street. When you arrive we will give you your wrist band and direct you to either your restaurant or the hall.
We will have the silent auction set up in the foyer of the hall and also Graham Brinsley and Mitch Watchorn painting. If you wish to place a bid on any of the items you are welcome to come over to the hall to do so or we will have people coming around the restaurants with the information also.
We understand this is a not ideal situation but we can’t control Mother Nature and we hope you all have a wonderful day!!
The Arrowtown Long Lunch returns for the 9th year! Join us for a unique lunch in a spectacular setting on Buckingham Street, Friday 6th of December!
Our fabulous Arrowtown restaurants have created beautiful menus below. Have a read, choose your favourite and book a ticket. Then simply arrive between 12:00pm – 1:00pm on Friday 6th December.
It can get very hot so we recommend bringing sunscreen and a hat. There will be heaps of umbrellas and plenty of free water to keep you hydrated.
Included in your ticket price is a $20 compulsory donation to this years local community charity and a $20 fee to help cover the cost, as a lot of time and money goes into making this amazing event happen! A booking fee of $4.50 is added on top of the ticket price.
Premium wine sponsor, Chard Farm returns for the 9th year and a selection of their delightful wines will be available for purchase.
We are pleased to welcome Emerson’s Brewery as our official beer sponsor. A selection of refreshing beers will be available for you to purchase.
Gibbston Valley Wines will be bringing the bubbles and Cargo Brewery will have Lillevik Cider to add to the mix.
The Arrowtown Long Lunch holds a special license for the Sale and Supply of Alcohol. There is no BYO permitted at the Long Lunch.
There will be a silent auction in the foyer of Athenaeum Hall, so please pop in and place a bid. All proceeds will be going to a chosen local community charity. The winners will be announced around 3:30 pm.
Our extremely talented local artists Graeme Brinsley and Mitch Watchorn will be capturing the event live on canvas. You will have the option to bid on these at auction later in the day.
House baked Focaccia
Roasted and marinated olives
Flame grilled sardines
Cromwell dried cherries, pickled fennel, broad beans and pinole
Fire roasted aubergine with burrata
Heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, olives and basil
Kohlrabi, green beans, crispy pigs head, and preserved lemon
Home-made pasta, shaved paua, asparagus,
Terra Sancta yolk, and crispy leeks
Chicken Saltimbocca, sage and almond beurre noisette, soft polenta, artichokes
Tiramisu Aosta style
Cloudy Bay Clams with Mount Edward Pinot Blanc pesto and garlic toast
Emerson’s London Porter braised beef brisket with seasonal veg and salads
Crimson Badger Ginger Beer and Lemon Meringue Pie
1. Poached Blue Cod and heirloom tomato salad, basil, croutons, tamarind vinaigrette
2. Panfried West Coast whitebait, Vietnamese pancake, mung bean, capsicum, asian herbs, and a tangy dipping sauce
3. Spiced pan seared duck breast, black barley, baby and chioggia beet, red witloof, hazelnut, blood orange
4. Miso marinated lamb, crispy shiso rice cake, coriander & lime sauce, pomegranate, Gai lan
5. Orange and cardamon panna cotta, cointreau, oranges, ginger crisp
Albacore tuna, perilla, avocado & cucumber,
charcoal tapioca crisp
Crispy Korean chicken bao bun, kimchi slaw, mayo
Pork & prawn dumplings, sweet coconut, chilli oil
Peking duck dumplings, hoisin dipping sauce
Bang bang chicken salad
Harmony eye fillet, szechuan sauce
Steamed gai lan
Vanilla & lemongrass brulee
Grilled fig with jamon serrano and manchego cheese
Paella de mariscos – traditional seafood paella
Grilled wagyu bavette, charred spring onions, romesco, sea salt potatoes
Banana chocolate semifreddo, candied macadamia nuts, coconut crips
This year Mantra brings you ‘AWADH’ CUISINE from Lucknow, the city known for its Nawabi foods.
Lamb Galouti Kebab
Katori Tokri Chaat
Chicken Seekh Shaami Kebab
Nawabi Sultani Dal
Smoked Lamb Dumpukht
For the table
Artisan bread w smoked butter and local olive oils
Share platters of
Smoked fish parfait lemon pickle and potato wafers
Local goats cheese balls, almonds and truffle honey
Salmon shawarma with pickled onions, garlic aioli
Fried Buttermilk pork belly with lemon dressing
Marinated hand-picked aged ribeye, portabello mushroom, runner beans, fried smash potato
For the table
Truffle fries w kiwi onion dip
Broccolini w ricotta, honey,
Cos, rocket, radish, pear, mint, and parmesan
Meyer lemon curd cheesecake
w salted caramel ice cream
* Vegetarian option available on request
A Fisherman’s Feast
A selection of Homemade breads
Blue Cod ceviche
Crispy skinned Salmon served with passionfruit velouté accompanied by fresh asparagus and our herby potato salad
Burnt Orange Tart with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
Provisions pumpkin sourdough, rosemary potato & olive focaccia with dukkah, Central Otago olive oil, tapenade & pesto
Tuna crudo salad
Fiordland yellowfin tuna, pickled fennel, avocado, grapefruit, mesclun, wonton crisps, sesame dressing, chilli miso mayo
Marinated slow roasted lamb shoulder, parmesan rosemary polenta, charred asparagus & cherry tomatoes, romesco sauce
Shared dessert platters of:-
Pistachio & raspberry macarons, chocolate mousse eclairs, fresh cherries & strawberries
Chilled sweet pea and crème’ fraiche soup, goat cheese, soft herbs, garlic toast
Grilled Beef Tri-tip
Crispy Pork Belly
Fresh green salads
Tomato, cucumber,Kalamata olives,mint salad with sherry vinaigrette
Summer potato salad with ranch dressing
Hand-cut salsas and sauces
Strawberry Napoleon, Bourbon’ berry compote, double cream
Southern Italian Sharing Experience
Selection of cured meats, cheeses & marinated olives
Neapolitan fried pizza
Sicilian arancini balls
Garlic pizza with mozzarella & oregano
Spaghetti Alla Nerano
Spaghetti pasta with fried zucchini, butter & parmesan cheese
Braciola di Manzo al Sugo
Slow cooked beef involtini in tomato sauce
Patate Al Forno roast potatoes
Peperonata stewed peppers
Sweet rice & ricotta tart
Summer asparagus, burnt avocado salad, walnut & asparagus pesto
Baked Bluff butterfish, smoked greenlip mussels, saison, samphire
Caramelised onion bread, seaweed butter
Cardrona Merino lamb rump, crispy ribs, spinach & summer oyster sauce, garlic shoots, black garlic puree
Lemon thyme & black pepper Oamaru potatoes
Beet salad, candied walnuts
Whittakers dark chocolate torte, yoghurt ice cream, cherries, hazelnuts
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