Winter is setting in across New Zealand with the Auckland and Matakana region finally seeing the temperature drop, the days get shorter and the sun becoming more scarce. But don’t let that get you down, winter is still a fantastic opportunity to gorge on some comforting and hearty food and enjoy those picturesque winter days. As the weather gets cooler, the urge to delve into some hot and hearty food like casseroles, chutneys, soups, pies and crumbles sets in. Here are some of our favourite winter dishes for you to wrap your mittens around this winter:

Soup of the Day

A no-brainer for those crisp and cool days, our soup of the day served with warm bread always knows how to warm you up while pleasing your tastebuds at the same time. Whether it is Pumpkin, Vegetable or something a bit more flamboyant, the Soup of the Day never disappoints.

Authentic Indian

With head chef Atesh at the helm (coming from a Fijian Indian heritage) you know the selection of curries at Plume will remain authentic and delicious. Our coconut based home made curries are served with rice, pappadums, onion and cucumber salad, in a range of flavours including: Vegetarian, Fish, Chicken. The colder the weather the more a spicy dish can help you perk up and stay warm this winter. Yum!!!

Spiced Pork Belly

Another fantastic winter dish is our Spiced Pork Belly accompanied with red cabbage and apple confit, and honey roasted parsnip cranberry compote. Succulent and juicy pork sheltered by a crunchy and puffy crackling is what the doctor ordered in winter – there is no dish as indulgent or as delicious as a pork belly done well.

Sticky Date Pudding

Finishing off the night, there is nothing quite as tempting and scrumptious than our Sticky Date Pudding with salted caramel sauce and burnt orange mascarpone cream. This pudding is the ultimate dessert indulgence, perfect for a cold wintery night in. Soft, sweet, buttery pudding dunked in gorgeous caramel sauce – its pudding done the Plume way!