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
  • Romesco dip w toasted ciabatta $13
  • Caprese – Spanish red tomatoes, clevedon buffalo mozzarella & fresh basil $13 
  • Anchovies marinated in lime & chilli oil w bread $11
  • Prosciutto wrapped rock melon & lemon $12
  • Marinated olives & feta w fresh ciabatta $12
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread $13
  • Baby cos leaves filled w avocado, coriander, mint & chilli prawns $13
  • Bruschetta w tomato, coriander, garlic and prosciutto $13
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta $13

Hot Tapas

  • Sticky pork ribs w a green chilli salsa $14
  • Spicy beef meatballs w a rich tomato ragu $13
  • Jerk chicken tulips w kaffir lime aioli $13
  • Spicy beef & cheese empanadas w parmesan & chilli aioli $12
  • Salt & pepper squid w chunky tartare  sauce $12
  • Crispy skin free range pork belly w jus $13.5
  • Mushrooms in a herb & parmesan crumb w chilli & parmesan aioli $11
  • Seared prawns w chilli, lime & coriander $14
  • Caramelized lamb ribs w rocket & citrus salsa verde $14
  • Fishcakes wrapped in prosciutto $13
  • Grilled chorizo in apple cider w fresh bread $12
  • Mozzarella & goats cheese balls w honey & rocket $15
  • Pequillo peppers filled w herb cream cheese $14

Salads

  • Seared chilli & lime prawns w rocket, watercress, asparagus, pomegranate, curious cropper tomatoes & pomegranate dressing $28
  • Ceasar Salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a ceasar dressing $24 w chicken $28
  • Grilled halloumi w cos, greens, black olives, char grilled peppers, avocado, fennel & orange & chilli dressing $26
  • Harissa lamb fillets w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w herb feta on mixed greens w tzatziki & mint dressing $28

Pizzette

  • Slow cooked lamb, caramelized onions & black olives $20
  • Roast chicken, bacon, pesto, mushrooms & brie $20
  • Spicy pork w rocket, mushrooms & feta $20
  • Chilli halloumi, kasundi, roast garlic, semi dried tomatoes & peppers $20    
  • Soup of the day, please ask your waiter $15

Pasta

  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce $20/$26
  • Tagliatelle carbonara w seared scallops, coriander, chilli, safron veloute $30
  • Spaghetti w asparagus, lemon, kasundi, rocket & feta $25     w chilli prawns $30
  • Penne  w chicken, rocket, sliced peppers, mushrooms, sage & basil pesto $28
  • Fusille  w pan seared chorizo, spinach, feta & olives $30

Risotto $20/28

  • Smoked duck, cherries & rocket
  • Seared scallops, sliced pepperdews, roast leeks & saffron
  • Asparagus, mint, lemon & taleggio cheese
  • Spicy pork sausage w broccoli & provolone cheese

Mains

  • Todays fish $36
  • NZ eye fillet w sauteed spinach, vegetable gratin, roast shallots, slow cooked tomatoes w jus $36
  • Roast tomatoes & goats cheese tart w roast shallots, asparagus, snow peas, sugar snaps, char grilled courgettes & kasundi $32
  • Slow cooked turkey drum w grilled peppers, courgettes, roast potatoes & juniper jus
  • Rolled pork belly w roasted herb potatoes, crushed apple, balsamic onions, rich jus & greens $34
  • Confit duck leg on roast vegeatble gratin, baby beets & jus $33
  • Chicken fillets wrapped in bacon on rosemary potaoes, sundried tomato, artichoke, olives & spinach w red wine jus $33

Sides

  • Parmesan crusted onion rings $8
  • Jersey bennies w dill & mint butter $8
  • Mixed salad – mesclun, tomato, feta & balsamic vinaigrette $9
  • Asparagus, snow peas & sugar snaps $10

Desserts

  • Apple Crumble cheesecake w cream $13.5
  • Chocolate, caramel & peanut butter tart w vanilla bean ice cream $13
  • 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 passionfruit $12
  • Affogato - ice cream w a shot of coffee & cantucci $10
  • Cantucci $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

$40 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Spicy beef meatballs w a rich tomato ragout
  • Salt & pepper squid w chunky tartare sauce
  • Jerk chicken tulips w kaffir lime aioli
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta
  • Romesco dip w toasted ciabatta
  • Mushrooms in a herb & parmesan crumb w chilli
  • Spicy Pork Sausage pizza w rocket, mushrooms & feta
  • Kumara Gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Chicken ceasar salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a ceasar dressing
  • Harissa lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta & basil, on mixed greens w tsaziki, mint & olive oil dressing
  • Smoked duck risotto w cherries & spinach
  • Asparagus, mint, lemon & taleggio cheese risotto
  • Spaghetti w asparagus, lemon, kasundi, rocket & feta (Can add chilli prawns)
  • Tagliatelle carbonara w field mushrooms, pancetta bacon & garlic cream

$50 Set Menu

Tapas selection

  • Salt & pepper squid w chunky tartare sauce
  • Bruschetta w tomato, coriander, garlic and prosciutto
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme with toasted ciabatta
  • Romesco dip w toasted ciabatta
  • Jerk chicken tulips w kaffir lime aioli
  • Caramelized scallops w mint & ginger salsa
  • Harissa lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta & basil, on mixed greens w tsaziki, mint & olive oil dressing
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Smoked duck risotto w cherries & spinach
  • Asparagus risottoo w mint, lemon & taleggio cheese
  • Spaghetti w asparagus, lemon, kasundi, rocket & feta (Can add chilli prawns )
  • Eye fillet w smoked roast kumara, sautéed spinach, shallots & slow roast tomatoes w jus
  • Chicken fillets wrapped in bacon on herb potatoes, sundried tomatoes, artichoke, olives & spinach w pinot jus
  • Roast tomatoes & goats cheese tart with roast baby vege, char grilled courgettes & romesco sauce

$60 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Spicy chermoula prawns
  • Salt & pepper squid w chunky tartare sauce
  • Caramelized lamb ribs rocket & citrus salsa verde
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Salmon Rillette w toasted ciabatta
  • Bruschetta w tomato, coriander, garlic and prosciutto
  • Harissa lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta & basil, on mixed greens w tsaziki, mint & olive oil dressing
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Seared scallops, sliced pepperdews, roast leeks & saffron risotto
  • Smoked duck risotto w cherries & spinach
  • Spaghetti w chilli & lime marinated prawns, vine tomatoes, spinach, crispy bacon & extra virgin olive oil
  • Roast tomatoes & goats cheese tart with roast baby vege, char grilled courgettes & romesco sauce
  • Eye fillet w smoked roast kumara, sautéed spinach, shallots & slow roast tomatoes w jus
  • Todays fish
  • Chicken fillets wrapped in bacon on herb potatoes, sun dried tomato, artichoke, olives & spinach w a pinot jus
  • Cubed roasted rosemary potatoes & Mixed salad – mesclun, tomato, cucumber, feta & balsamic vinaigrette

$70 Xmas Set menu

Tapas Selection

  • Bruschetta w tomato, coriander, garlic and prosciutto
  • Salt & pepper squid w chunky tartare sauce
  • Jerk Chicken tulips w lemon aioli
  • Chicken liver & thyme pate with toasted breads
  • Prosciutto, rock melon & lemon
  • Marinated chicken salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta & basil, on mixed greens w tsaziki & a mint dressing
  • Slow cooked turkey drum with herb roast potatoes, grilled peppers & sage jus
  • Market fish on lemon, prawn & caper risotto w lemon butter sauce
  • Shredded smoked duck, rocket & cherry risotto
  • Eye fillet with roast vegetable gratin, spinach, chermoula butter & jus
  • Roast vegeatable gratin with grilled haloumi, asparagus, roast beetroots, snow peas & kasundi

Accompanied by:

  • Baby jersey bennie potatoes, crisp green salads, char-grilled asparagus
  • Warm christmas pudding with custard & Kahlua cream
  • Mini pavlova with strawberries, cream & berry coulis
  • Aged Teremoana cheddar, grapes & cracker selection
  • Affogato – shot of espresso over Ginelli’s Ferraro Roche ice-cream

Vegan Options

  • Gluten free breads w olives, extra virgin olive oil & sea salt $8
  • Gluten free Bruschetta w tomato, coriander & garlic $11
  • Vegetable salad w roast kumara, cos, greens, black olives, char grilled peppers, avocado, and a fennel orange & chilli dressing $25
  • Rosemary gourmet potatoes, chilli, lemon roasted zucchini, broad beans, peas, baby carrots & shallots w balsamic reduction $26
  • Roast pumpkin risotto w orange zest, roast artichokes & crispy sage $20/28
  • Fresh fruit $12