One of the memorable meals we had in Wellington this trip was at the Havana Bar Restaurant. Located next door to the Havana Bar it is a wonderful match for its neighbour. The Havana Restaurant is light, airy and filled with wonderful aromas drifting from the open style kitchen.
Dave is the head of staff in the kitchen here. He is a cute and friendly chap and we had a lovely chat to him after our meal. The meals are tapas style which is a wonderful way to get a small taste of lots of dishes. Although the dishes are to share they are extremely generous in size. Dave and his staff use the freshest of New Zealand produce and have developed a menu which is extensive and delicious.
We were attentively served by lovely Sean. His tips and suggestions went down a treat with our group of six people.
Havana Bar Restaurant
32a Wigan Street
Wellington NEW ZEALAND
Phone: 04 3847039
Havana’s Spanish inspired seasonal tapas dishes will delight and inspire you. It is a perfect spot to while away a glorious afternoon in wonderful Wellington.
For those of you who like my recipes I thought I would let you know I have started a new blog called A REALLY EASY RECIPE. I hope you will be tempted by lots of quick, easy recipes and cooking tips. All of the recipes have been road tested by Rahul and my boys.
I will continue to post my Indian recipes for you on Lakshmi Loves To Shop as well. Thank you for your support.
Rahul is always out-doing me in the Indian cooking stakes so last night I turned the tables and whipped up a delicious pea and mushroom curry. However Rahul still had a major input into the meal with his yummy chappatis…
The recipe is from the fabulous Nita Mehta’s cookbook Vegetarian Dishes. It is a quick and easy recipe to follow:
“If you had one last meal what would it be?”…I love when this topic of conversation comes up. For me the answer has been the same for years. It would be Rahul’s Malai kofta and a glass of chilled Sauvignon blanc wine.
His tasty recipe comes from the wonderful cookbook “100 Vegetarian Gravies” by Mrs. S. Mallika Badrinath. You can buy this cookbook all over India for 55 rupees…a real bargain.
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