Desi Boy Traveler: Eating New Zealand, Cru at Sale St. (Auckland)

Nowshad Rizwanullah , 29 Feb 2012
Executive Chef Nick Honeyman, Cru at Sale St
Executive Chef Nick Honeyman from Cru at Sale St

Ask any Kiwi what New Zealand food is all about, and they’ll immediately sing you an ode to the country’s free-range meats and farm fresh produce. As we’ve eaten our way down the North and South Islands, we’ve enjoyed some delicious meals that truly celebrate this abundance. It would be impossible to review everything we’ve sampled, so instead we bring you Eating New Zealand – a series of blogs on our most memorable and colorful meals. First up: Cru at Sale St. We loved this meal for it’s pure inventiveness, and even barged our way into the kitchen where Executive Chef Nick Honeyman showed us his surprising sous-vide cooking style. Watch the video at the bottom of this post and stay tuned for more Eating New Zealand updates!

Cru at Sale St: 5 Course Degustation
Sashimi Yellow Tail with Rock Melon Sorbet, Cucumber, Yuzu Foam and Black Truffle   Sashimi Yellow Tail with Rock Melon Sorbet, Cucumber, Yuzu Foam and Black Truffle
Course 1: Sashimi Yellow Tail with Rock Melon Sorbet, Cucumber, Yuzu Foam and Black Truffle
Cru at Sale St
Cru at Sale St
Wild Venison with Liquorice soil, Roasted Eggplant, Charcoal Puree, Beetroot, Asparagus
Course 2: Wild Venison with Liquorice soil, Roasted Eggplant, Charcoal Puree, Beetroot, Asparagus
Cru at Sale St
Cru at Sale St
Tete de porc with Corn Puree, Pork Tails, Canadian Scallop, Popcorn
Course 3: Tete de porc with Corn Puree, Pork Tails, Canadian Scallop, Popcorn
Cru at Sale St
Cru at Sale St
Quail Wrapped in Serrano Ham, with Sherry Gel, Quail Egg Nog, Confit Quail Leg, Thyme, Truffle
Course 4: Quail Wrapped in Serrano Ham, with Sherry Gel, Quail Egg Nog, Confit Quail Leg, Thyme, Truffle
Wine Pairings at Cru at Sale St
Cru at Sale St
Hot Yoghurt Italian Meringue with  Strawberries, Raspberries, Jerusalem Artichoke Ice-cream
Course 5: Hot Yoghurt Italian Meringue with Strawberries, Raspberries, Jerusalem Artichoke Ice-cream
Cru at Sale St
Cru at Sale St
Beetroot & Chocolate with  Delice au Chocolate, Valrohna Chocolate Soil, Beetroot Ice-cream, Hazelnut & White Chocolate Brownie
Bonus Course: Beetroot & Chocolate with Delice au Chocolate, Valrohna Chocolate Soil, Beetroot Ice-cream, Hazelnut & White Chocolate Brownie

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