In December 2009 I went to a conference in Auckland in New Zealand. I had passed the Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill numerous times on my first few days and really liked the look of the menu. However too often I was eating with friends, or at the conference. I decided on what was my last night in Auckland that I would go and eat there.
Having had a delicious starter of scallops I went for the Grilled Trio for my main course. This was a really interesting dish comprising a trio of grilled fish.
It was like having three separare main courses, which was the reason I chose it as it was difficult to make one choice from the menu.
The three fish were from left to right.
Kingfish, with lemon potato, chorizo and a chermoula butter sauce.
Salmon with spice avocado and salmorejo sauce.
Hapuku served with hummus, pomegranate syrup and crisp onions.
This was a really excellent dish, full of flavour and just the kind of thing I like from a restaurant meal, creativity, flavour and textures.