Celebrating Dads & Daughters

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We’re joining all those doting dads out there and are encouraging families to take part in the unofficial holiday that celebrates the special bond shared between a father and his daughter/s on Sunday 3rd of August.

This unofficial event, which complements other dates honouring family members like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day puts a big emphasis on the spending time together. Something we all struggle to do sometimes due busy schedules and work commitments.

This will be the fourth year the Bistro has got behind the event. We’re encouraging all the dads and daughters to take some time out for one another. Watch a movie or have a chat on the phone, and at the Bistro we’ll shout every daughter that dines with her dad a glass of  Codorníu (Spanish bubbles) or an alcohol-free cocktail. 


Dads John Lawrence Boulcott Street Bistro and Hannah Lawrence

John Lawrence with his daughter Hannah


Sam the barman and Molly

Sam the barman and Molly

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Street Art comes to the Bistro

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Last month, through the assistance of Ross Davis director at BGI, community youth projects we called in on the help of talented Porirua street artists Murray Kumeroa, Jarred Mariri, Onyx Karati & Manu Paaka  to decorate an old beam above the bar in the Bistro.

It was a fantastic to watch their individual styles unfold as they collaborated on something that’s very special, and will be a part of the Bistro for many years to come.

Come in and check it out. You can also view the story on TVOne by clicking the image below.

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 Click on image above to watch the full street art story

Street Art at the Bistro

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Barrels of fun with Urlar Estate

Urlar Estate is a fabulous winery based in Gladstone, Wairarapa. They produce single vineyard wines and stick to the principals of biodyamic and organic wine production and the result is beautiful, clean, hand crafted wines.

This month we’re show casing their 2012 Pinot Noir, 2012 Pinot Gris and 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. In fact, we like the Pinot Noir so much we have a barrel of it behind the bar!

2013 Sauv Blanc is $11.00 a glass and $45.00 a bottle

2012 Pinot Gris is $64.00 a bottle

2012 Pinot Noir is $14.50 a glass and $54.00 a bottle

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Wine Critic Raymond Chan’s reveiws of Urlar’s pinots

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2012 – 4 stars

Fruit hand-picked and WBP, fully barrel-fermented in seasoned oak to 13.0% alc. and 1.4 g/L RS, the wine aged 12 months in oak, the wine undergoing batonnage.  Full straw-yellow colour with pale gold hues.  The nose is full and broad with solid and deep aromas of yellow stonefruits with minerally lees elements and nutty, barrel nuances, unfolding complexing layers of pear and honeysuckle with aeration.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, softly concentrated and well-packed flavours of savoury yellow stonefruits are melded with minerals, smoke and nutty elements.  The mouthfeel is rounded from the barrel-ferment, with some phenolic textures forming a dry palate line.  The palate flows with good drive to a weighty and dry, grainy, lingering finish.  This is a medium-bodied, dry Pinot Gris with complex, savoury stonefruit, mineral and nutty funkiness.  Serve with poultry and pork dishes over the next 3-4 years.  Certified BioGro organic.  17.5+/20

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Noir 2012 – 4 stars

Light ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on rim.  The bouquet is fresh and elegantly proportioned with moderately concentrated, aromatic and vibrant red berry fruit and red florals, along with herb and stalk nuances.  Some pepper and oak detail unfolds in the glass.  Medium-bodied, fresh, bright and juicy red berry fruit flavours mingle with sweet floral and herbal elements.  The palate opens to show some oak toast and smoke hints, unfolding from the fine core.  The tannins are fine-grained, and balanced acidity adds to the energy and linear flow, carrying the fruit-focussed flavours to a lively and juicy finish with noticeable acidity.  This is a fresh and vibrant, sweet-fruited, medium-bodied Pinot Noir with some herb notes.  Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4+ years.  Hand-picked fruit given a cold soak and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged in 25% new French oak.  Certified BioGro organic.  17.5+/20

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