Pig & Pinot – we’re as happy as pigs in mud

As you’re no doubt aware from watching Shortland Street, it’s duck-hunting season. Usually this means that Cloudy Bay would be doing duck & pinot noir pairings around the country, but this year they’ve decided to do something a little different and possibly a little more accessible – pinot noir & prosciutto – “bringing you the […]

WOAP: Burger, burger, bugger!

TL:DR: we ate two pretty decent burgers and will never return to Foxglove. Pig Mac at the Featherston On Friday at lunchtime I knew I had to eat something WOAPy in order to keep up the reviews, but was craving freshness. I thought I might be able to get into Annam without a booking, because […]

WOAP: what I’ve dined on so far

It’s been a week of eating, and I tell you, I’ve definitely got the meat sweats. I do it for you, gentle reader. Here’s some advice about what you should and shouldn’t be eating over the next week. The burger at The General Practictioner (We already reviewed Parrotdog + La Boca Loca. Based on that, […]

WOP: Give me shelter

So, Wellington on a Plate – it’s quite good, yeah? While Joanna is a (deliciously) seasoned pro, this is my first year sampling the culinary delights of the festival of nomz. So I figured I should share my findings. Here are my first two experiences – Martin Bosley’s and Foxglove.

WOP Review: the $35 lunch at Foxglove

 Sometime last week I took my sister to lunch at Foxglove. We both started with the caramelised onion soup in a cob bowl with gruyere cheese and white truffle, which was less liquid than we expected, but it was delicious. Just look at it:

It was pretty filling just by itself, so I was anticipating a small portion for my main. Instead, I got two glorious bits of beer battered market fish with green pea gribiche (which is pretty much just tartar sauce) AND then they brought out fries and salad to go with it. Yum!

My sister, meanwhile, had confit chicken leg with crayfish ravioli and mushroom cream.

What I tried of it was tasty, with a surprise citrus zing. Our Magrain Sav was delicious as well, full size portions served in full size glasses (take note, Finc!). Service was great, until we tried to pay, and were left floundering for about ten minutes while we were also waiting for our coffees to go, because lunch had taken about an hour and twenty minutes. Others have complained that the ferns by the door are smelly, but we were on the other side of the restaurant so we didn’t notice.  Based on the quality of the food, and the generous servings of it, I would definitely return to Foxglove, as long as I had plenty of time to spare.