Wellington Florist: Bloom Supply

Wildly beautiful arrangements to elegant bouquets, we love Bloom Supply. Owned and operated by Chrissy Lawrence, this boutique florist offers a personalised floral service from their online store and we’re lucky that they have been brightening the Bistro with gorgeous floral arrangements for more than ten years.

Bloom Supply offers Bistro diners a special florist service.

If you’re celebrating a special occasion or wishing to suprise your dinner date, let us know and we’ll arrange a flower delivery from Bloom Supply to you at the Bistro.

Choose from $25, $50 or $75 bouquet to waiting your arrival or presented while dining.

Perfect way to surpise and delight those lovely people in your life!

 

Natural Bouquet $50 - $150

Natural Bouquet $50 – $150

Wellington Florist Bloom Supply

Vintage Bouquet $55 – $150

Wellington Florist

Tiny Token Posy from $25.00

 

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Trade Secrets – The Mussel Inn’s young and frisky brew

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A trade secret’. In other words, some info on our favourite stockists and suppliers. 

If you’ve been to Golden Bay, it’s likely you’ve been to famous hangout, the Mussel Inn. Their boutique brewery produces beer and cider with a distinct taste that’s the next best thing to trip to the Bay.

Sam Lean Lamb 

Sam’s drinking their Lean Lamb, made in the old Belgium lambic style this sour ale is young and frisky – a hit for Spring.

 

Sam restaurants Wellington mussel inn

 

There other products include the famous Captain Cooker, Golden Goose Lager, The Dark Horse Ale, Lawn Moa Lager and Apple Roughy Cider.

The Mussel Inn
Onekaka
RD 2
Takaka
Phone and Fax – after 11am only (03) 5259241 (you will probably get a staff member)

 

 

 

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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

Sam Kopua Urlar wines

 

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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