Vivace Restaurant and Bar - full al-a-carte menu and tapas

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Great value Mediteranean meals and Tapas

Perfect for pre and post theatre, shows and movies.Please note that the menu is subject to change.

Items with indicate Dairy free, Vegetarian and Gluten free


Cold Tapas

  • Fresh bread w extra virgin olive oil & sea salt $8 DV
  • Muhammara dip- tomato, capsicum, walnut & paprika w toasted ciabatta $12 V
  • Tuscan dip - cream cheese, semi dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichokes& confit garlic w toasted ciabatta $12 VG
  • Anchovies marinated in lime & chilli oil w bread $11
  • Citrus cured salmon tartare w citrus cream cheese, lemon oil & fresh ciabatta $14 
  • Marinated olives & feta w fresh ciabatta $12 V
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs & honeycomb w fresh bread $13  V
  • Caprese - Spanish vine tomatoes, Clevedon buffalo mozzarella & fresh basil $14 V
  • Charcuterie Plate - 3 cured meats, fresh bread & marinated olives $24 D
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto$14 D

Hot Tapas

  • Beef meatballs w pinenuts & pecorino in a rich tomato ragu $14
  • Seared Prawns & chorizo w romesco $15
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli $13 G
  • Seared scallops on a green pea puree w crispy prosciutto $15
  • Baked beetroot w balsamic drizzle, goats chees & chives $14 V
  • Almond stuffed Medjool dates wrapped in bacon w blue cheese & jus $14
  • Pan fried chilli & herb marinated haloumi w lemon & fresh bread $15 V
  • Sticky pork ribs w green chilli salsa $14
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli $12 V
  • Crispy salt & pepper squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel $12 DG
  • Crispy skin pork belly w jus $14 DG
  • Goats cheese & mozzarella balls w fresh pear, rocket & honey V $15

Salads

  • Cured salmon w mixed greens, citrus cream cheese, cherry tomatoes, radicchio, endive, dried black olive & a sweet mustard dressing  $27 DG
  • Ceasar Salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a ceasar dressing $25 w chicken $29
  • Warm salad of roast beetroot, baby carrots, roast kumara, parsnips, mushrooms, spicy peppers, mixed greens, grilled corn & honey vinaigrette $26 VG
  • Harissa lamb fillets w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki $28

Pizzette

  • Roast mushrooms, mixed vegetables, red onion, mozzarella & thyme  $20 V
  • Roast chicken, w bacon, pumpkin, spinach, feta & mozzarella $20
  • Bolognese, mixed herbs & mozzarella $20
  • Devolo – Picante spicy salami, red onion, mozzarella & rocket $20     
  • Chilli prawns w semi dried tomatoes, bacon, red onion & herbs $20
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  • Soup of the day, please ask your waiter    Cup  $6  Bowl $15

Pasta

  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce $20/$26
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers  $28 V
  • Spaghetti carbonara w bacon, egg, cream & parmesan $28
  • Penne w chorizo, olives, rocket, semi dried tomatoes & roast peppers $20/28

Risotto $20/28

  • Smoked duck w forest mushrooms, baby spinach & balsamic reduction G
  • Seared scallops w soft herbs & black pepper hollandaise G
  • Forest mushrooms w rocket & truffle V
  • Chicken & Prawns w tomato, chilli, paprika, rocket & olives G

Mains

  • Todays fish $37
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w duck fat potatoes, wilted greens, onion rings, béarnaise sauce & pinot jus $38 G
  • Confit Duck leg w butternut & cumin puree, braised red cabbage, herbed potatoes & cherry jus $34
  • Truffled mushroom risotto cake on a beetroot & feta puree, chargrilled witloof, radicchio, rocket & sautéed asparagus $33 V
  • Slow cooked Beef cheeks w potato, caramelized onion & mustard gratin, watercress, beetroot & feta puree & a zesty BBQ jus $35
  • Moroccan spiced NZ Lamb fillets w a green pea purée, cubed potatoes, feta, broad beans & mint w a port wine jus $36 G
  • Confit pork belly w apple puree, chorizo white mozzarella croquettes w celery & apple slaw $36 G
  • Chicken saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce $33 G

Sides

  • Parmesan crusted onion rings $8 V
  • Duck fat potatoes $9 G
  • Greek salad w tomatoes, cucumber, feta & olives VG $9
  • Sauteed garlic green beans $8 VG

Desserts

  • Apple Crumble cheesecake w whipped cream & vanilla bean ice cream  $14.5
  • Double chocolate and caramel brownie w cream $11.50
  • Ice Cream/Sorbet w cantucci $12
  • Individual pear & ginger pudding served warm w caramel sauce & ice cream $13
  • Mini pavlova w berry compote & whipped cream $12
  • Affogato - ice cream w a shot of coffee & cantucci $10
  • Biscotti - Italian biscuit $1
  • Vivace specialty cheese (80 grams) $15.00 each or $45 Platter (3)

Set Menus - available for minimum 10 guests

To be confirmed 24 hours prior to arrival

$45 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Beef meatballs w pinenuts, pecorino & a rich tomato ragu
  • Crispy squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli
  • Tuscan dip - cream cheese, semi dried tomatoes,kalamata olives, artichokes & confit garlic w toasted ciabatta
  • Muhammara dip -tomato, capsicum, walnut & paprika w toasted ciabatta
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Roast chicken pizza w bacon, pumpkin, spinach & feta
  • Chicken caesar salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a caesar dressing
  • Harissa marinated NZ lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushrooms, spinach & balsamic reduction
  • Chicken & prawn risotto w tomato, chilli, paprika, rocket & olives
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers  
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Penne w chorizo, olives, rocket, semi dried tomatoes & roast peppers

$55 Set Menu

Tapas selection

  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Crispy squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli
  • Tuscan dip - cream cheese, semi dried tomatoes, kalamata olived, artichokes & confit garlic w toasted ciabatta
  • Muhammara dip - tomato, capsicum, walnut & paprika w toasted ciabatta
  • Seared scallops w pea puree & crispy prosciutto
  • Harissa Marinated NZ lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushroom, baby sinach & balsamic reduction
  • Chicken & prawn risotto w tomato, chilli, paprika, rocket & olives
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers  
  • Slow cooked Beef cheeks w potato, caramelized onion & mustard gratin, watercress, beetroot & feta puree & zesty BBQ jus 
  • Chicken Saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce
  • Truffled mushroom risotto cake on a beetroot & feta puree, chargrilled witloof, radicchio, rocket & sautéed asparagus

$65 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Crispy squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Tuscan dip - cream cheese, semi dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichokes & confit garlic w toasted ciabatta
  • Harissa lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Seared scallops risotto w soft herbs & black pepper hollandaise 
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushroom, baby spinach & balsamic reduction
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers
  • Truffled mushroom risotto cake on a beetroot & feta puree, chargrilled witloof, radicchio, rocket & sautéed asparagus
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w duck fat potatoes, wilted greens, onion rings, béarnaise sauce & pinot jus
  • Todays fish
  • Chicken saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce
  • Duck fat potatoes & Greek salad w spanish vine tomatoes, cucumber, feta & olives

$75 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Crispy salt & pepper squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Tuscan dip - cream cheese, semi dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichokes & confit garlic w toasted ciabatta
  • Harissa Marinated NZ lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushrooms, baby spinach & balsamic reduction
  • Seared scallops risotto w soft herbs & black pepper hollandaise
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w duck fat potatoes, wilted greens, onion rings, béarnaise sauce & pinot jus
  • Chicken Saltimbocca w roasted herb potatoes, baby spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce
  • Truffled mushroom risotto cake on a beetroot & feta puree, chargrilled witloof, radicchio, rocket & sautéed asparagus
  • Today’s fish
  • Green salad w spanish vine tomatoes, cucumber, feta  
  • Duck fat potatoes
  • Mini Pavlova w berry coulis & cream 
  • Double chocolate & caramel brownie w cream
  • Affogato – ice cream w a shot of coffee & biscott
  • Tea or coffee
All set menus can be three courses with dessert if requested

VIVACE 

ITALIAN LONG LUNCH MENU

$85 per ticket

Antipasti con Gnocco fritto

Glass of Prosecco on arrival

Antipasti w fried pizza bread
Baked Tuscan style chicken livers
Prosciutto – cured pork
Marinated eggs
Fish ‘crudo’  
Marinated seasonal vegetables
Ricotta marinated w lemon, chives & chilli oil

Then a choice of

Barbabietole, crescione, pancetta al miele, mascarpone
Risotto - Beetroot, honey cured bacon, watercress & mascarpone

or

Tortelli alla Maremmana
Fresh Ravioli Pasta, filled w silver beet, Padano, nutmeg, lemon & ricotta  w a sage, butter & black pepper sauce


Followed by a choice of

Pollo alla Diavola grigliato
Confit Whole Chicken leg marinated w chilli & mixed herbs

 or

Salsiccia arrotolata alla siciliana alla griglia
Sicilian Sausage –beef & pork - served sliced
Contorni/Sides: Patate al prezzemolo e Broccoletti di Bruxelles , cavolo riccio, barbabietole

Accompanied by

Potato, parsley & garlic salad
&
Kale, brussel sprouts & beetroot salad


Finishing with 

 Pannacotta con composta di pere al vino rosso-Torta Caprese
Vanilla Pannacotta w poached pear & caprese chocolate cake