Spend your time enjoying your breakfast, either in the dining room with peaceful views, or on the extensive decks in the garden on a pleasant sunny morning.
A full Continental and cooked Breakfast is included in your stay at Vista del Sol and includes waking to the scent of freshly baked home made bread, with varieties such as full grain, aniseed, date and orange, or raisin loaf with a selection of the finest jams in New Zealand.
Your continental breakfast starts with fresh orange juice, a selection of Cereals and Yoghurts, a Fresh Fruit Platter, fresh hot home baked breadwith the award winning Te Horo jams, together with Kapit coffeee Company's freshly brewed coffee, a variety of teas, Milo or hot chocolate.
Your cooked breakfast includes eggs of your choice, with a portion of honey cured bacon or traditional South African Boerewors sausage made to Lynette's recipe, together with tasty grilled stuffed mushrooms and sweetened fried tomato with toasted hash browns.
If you are staying for few days then alternatively we may have the above continental breakfast with a special breakfast of Pancakes or French Toast - A stack of hot pancakes or french toast. Served with bacon, maple syrup and banana or, when in season, fresh strawberries with cream, or an Omelette with a choice of fillings: Cheese, tomatoes, fresh or fried onions, fresh or fried mushrooms, green pepper and bacon
Evening meals are available by prior arrangement to join Mike and Lynette with guests for a full three course dinner or, on occasions, a four course banquet. Lynette is happy to discuss the menu and accommodate your dietary needs wherever possible.
Lynette’s dinner menus are varied and can include entrees of soups or seafood, to mains such as venison, ostrich or hearty roasts or stews in Winter to lighter fare in Summer followed by a variety of desserts. Examples of recent Menus include;...
Entrees such as;
Prawn Ritz - Avocado and Prawn on a bed of lettuce with Lynette''s cocktail sauce
Prawns fried in a light coconut batter, served with a rich cream of coconut sauce delicately spiced on a bed of rice
Rich and smooth cream of cauliflower or pumpkin soup
NZ Green lip mussels steamed in wine, water, garlic and spices until the shells open
followed by mains such as:
NZ Farm Ostrich with a port cherry sauce
NZ Farm Venison with a port fruit sauce
Chicken baked in Apricot Nectar served on a bed of rice with Apricot and Onion Sauce
Porterhouse, Scotch, Sirloin or Beef Fillet steak with either green peppercorn brandy or mushroom sauce,
Authentic South African Sosatie with Pap (beef rump steak marinated for days, cooked lightly seared, served with Sosati sauce and maize meal – similar to polenta),
Bobotie - baked fruit flavoured lightly curried mince covered with buttermilk served on bed of saffron raison rice,
Accompanied by Vegetables such as individual shells of broccoli with white sauce with grilled cheese topping, Green beans in a onion and potato mash and an always favorite recipe of Lynette''s - caramelised carrots.
These followed by desserts such as Lynette’s famous Chocolate Brandy Cake, a variety of Cheese Cakes, Lemon Meringue Pie, or Peppermint Cream.
These treats originate from Lynette’s South African heritage (originally Dutch, French and German) - and her massive designer kitchen - half of which is shown here; with delicious entrees and mains to ask seconds for, and the desserts making you wonder whether you should dare – with Mike adding a kiwi touch with seafood and the BBQ. We use the best of local ingredients and gourmet foods, many national and international award winners, see our page on gourmet foods in Kapiti
A selection of New Zealand, South African, and Australian wines from the cellar are available, many award winning, and including new local award winning Ohau Vineyard wines.
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