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
  • Roast red pepper, artichoke, creme fraiche, sunflower seeds & paprika dip w toasted ciabatta $12 V
  • Charcuterie plate – 3 cold meats, cornichons, olives & fresh bread $22 D
  • Anchovies marinated in lime & chilli oil w bread $11
  • Marinated olives & feta w fresh ciabatta $12 V
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread $13 V
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto$14 D
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta $13

Hot Tapas

  • Sticky pork ribs w a green chilli salsa $14 GD
  • Arancini  $14
  • Spicy beef meatballs w a rich tomato ragu $13 D
  • Chorizo, black olive & tomato empanadas $14
  • Egyptian chicken tulips w cucumber & mint yoghurt $13 G
  • Salt & pepper squid w salsa verde $12 DG
  • Crispy skin free range pork belly w jus $14 DG
  • Mushrooms in a herb & parmesan crumb w chilli & parmesan aioli $12 V
  • Seared scallops w chorizo & paprika crumb $15 DG
  • Baked marinated goats cheese w lemon, chilli, oregano & cherry tomatoes served w toast bread $15
  • Roast baby beetroot w goats cheese cream & chives $10 GV
  • Lamb koftas w beetroot hummus, sumac & mint $14
  • Mozzarella & goats cheese balls w honey & rocket $15 V
  • Flounder fillets sautéed in butter $14 G

Salads

  • Poached coconut & lime chicken w mixed greens, tomato, coriander, mint, rock melon, toasted peanuts & spicy dressing $27 G
  • 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, fennel & orange & chilli dressing $26 VG
  • Harissa lamb fillets w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w herb feta on mixed greens w tzatziki & mint dressing $28

Pizzette

  • Punttanesca, fresh tomato, white anchovies, black olives, capers & rocket $20
  • Roast chicken, bacon, pesto, mushrooms & brie $20
  • Chorizo, prawn & caramelized onion $20
  • Chilli halloumi, kasundi, roast garlic, semi dried tomatoes & peppers $20 V    
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  • Soup of the day, please ask your waiter $15

Pasta

  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce $20/$26
  • Tagliatelle w seared scallops, coriander, chilli, saffron veloute $30
  • Spaghetti w lemon, capers, onion, garlic & chilli DV $25     w chilli prawns $30
  • Penne  w chicken, rocket, sliced peppers, mushrooms, sage & basil pesto $28
  • Lasagne w beef cheek, spinach, provolone & a rich tomato ragu $28

Risotto $20/28

  • Smoked duck w cherries & baby spinach G
  • Seared scallops w sliced pepperdews, roast leeks & saffron G
  • Baked beetroot w rocket, walnut & balsamic cream drizzle GV
  • Ham hock, roast leek & cherry tomatoes G

Mains

  • Todays fish $36
  • NZ eye fillet w sauteed spinach, vegetable gratin, roast shallots, chermoula butter & jus $37 G
  • Roast tomato & goats cheese tart w roast shallots, broccolini, confit garlic, chargrilled courgettes & pepperonata $32 V
  • Slow cooked beef short ribs w lemongrass & coconut on lemon zest risotto $35
  • Abruzzi lamb shank on creamy potato mash w tomato & pancetta ragu $32
  • Confit duck leg w quince puree, duck fat potatoes, braised savoy cabbage finished with a red wine jus $34 G
  • Chicken fillets wrapped in bacon on herb potaoes, sundried tomato, artichoke, olives & spinach w a pinot jus $33 GD

Sides

  • Parmesan crusted onion rings $8 V
  • Duck fat potatoes $8 VG
  • Mixed salad w tomatoes cucumber & feta $8
  • Crispy brussel sprouts w toasted almonds, bacon & a sweet maple dressing $9 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 apple & date pudding with coconut crust 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
  • Cantucci - 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

  • Spicy beef meatballs w a rich tomato ragout
  • Salt & pepper squid w salsa verde
  • Egyptian chicken tulips w cucumber & mint yoghurt
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta
  • Roast red pepper, artichoke, creme fraiche, sun flower seeds & paprika dip w toasted ciabatta
  • Mushrooms in a herb & parmesan crumb w chilli
  • Chorizo & prawn pizza w caramelized onion
  • Chicken caesar salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a caesar dressing
  • Harissa lamb fillets salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta, potato crisps on mixed greens w tsaziki & a mint dressing
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushroom, spinach & crispy shallots
  • Roast Beetroot risotto w rocket, walnuts & balsamic cream drizzle
  • Spaghetti w lemon, capers, onion, garlic & chilli (Can add chilli prawns)  
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Penne w chicken, rocket, sliced peppers, mushrooms, sage & basil pesto

$55 Set Menu

Tapas selection

  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Salt & pepper squid w salsa verde
  • Egyptian chicken tulips w cucumber & mint yoghurt
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta
  • Roast red pepper, artichoke, creme fraiche, sun flower seeds & paprika dip w toasted ciabatta
  • Seared scallops w a chorizo & paprika crumb
  • Harissa lamb fillets salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta, potato crisps on mixed greens w tsaziki & a mint dressing
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushroom, baby sinach & crispy shallots
  • Pea, mint, lemon & goasts cheese
  • Spaghetti w lemons, capers, onion, garlic & chilli     (can add chilli prawns)  
  • Abruzzi lamb shank on creamy potato mash & tomtato & pancetta ragu
  • Chicken fillets wrapped in bacon on herb potatoes, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, olives & spinach w pinot jus
  • Roast tomatoes & goats cheese tart w roast shallots, broccolini, confit garlic, broccolini & peperonata

$65 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Today’s Arancini w aioli
  • Salt & pepper squid w salsa verde
  • Egyptian chicken tulips w cucumber & mint yoghurt
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Harissa lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta, potato crisps 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 forest mushroom, baby spinach & crispy shallots
  • Spaghetti w lemon, capers, onion, garlic & chilli (Can be w prawns)
  • Roast tomatoes & goats cheese tart w roast shallots, broccolini, confit garlic, broccolini & peperonata
  • NZ Eye fillet w sautéed spinach, vegetable gratin, roast shallots & rocket & horsradish butter w jus
  • Todays fish
  • Chicken fillets wrapped in bacon on herb potatoes, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, olives & spinach w a pinot jus
  • Duck fat potatoes & Crispy brussel sprouts w toasted almonds, bacon & a sweet maple dressing

 


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, mixed greens, black olives, char grilled peppers, & a fennel orange & chilli dressing $25
  • Roasted herb potatoes, chilli, roast shallots, beetroot, beans, confit garlic w a balsamic reduction $26
  • beetroot risotto w rocket, walnuts  $20/$28
  • Fresh fruit $12