The Rees - True South

True South Dining Room Sample Menu

True South Dinner Menu

A taste of spring $110

The taste of spring menu allows you to sample our interpretation of “The True South” experience.   Last order for this menu is 9pm. Enjoy!

“Treat yourself” wine package $65
 Six fine New Zealand wines matched to each course

Bluff oyster Natural 

Organic Jerusalem artichoke soup, pea tortellini, preserved lemon and truffle

“BBQ” monkfish, oyster, Coppers folly wasabi, soy beetroot, rice cake and dashi

Southland venison Osso Bucco and cocoa cannelloni, malted parsnip, lentils and licorice           

Cardrona Merino lamb, Moroccan spices, falafel, cauliflower and black olive  

A cheese of your choice from our board with fruit preserve and crackers
($8 supplement)


Artichoke “Tiramisu”, amaretto, blueberries, lavender and salted pecan nuts�
Oysters $4 each
Freshly shucked oysters served natural

Starters $22       
Salted blue cod ravioli, red pepper, chorizo, egg yolk and cavalo nero
Canterbury quail, honey poached apricot, cauliflower crème caramel, bacon and mustard
Organic Jerusalem artichoke soup, pea tortellini, preserved lemon and truffle
Southland venison Osso Bucco and cocoa cannelloni, malted parsnip, lentils and licorice    �
“BBQ” monkfish, oyster, Coppers folly wasabi, soy beetroot, rice cake and dashi
Sorbet $6
Seasonal sorbet palate cleanser
Mains $39       
Cardrona Merino lamb, Moroccan spices, falafel, cauliflower and black olive �
John Dory, pork belly, pumpkin puree, roast fennel, apple and mustard�
Wakanui beef cheek, thin steak, smoked mashed potato, blue cheese and plum    �
Akaroa salmon, spelt and beetroot risotto, carrot, cumin and orange �
Slow cooked Havoc pork shoulder, sweet chilli, squid and char-grilled pineapple  

 Children’s menu and Vegetarian options available on request

Desserts $16       �
Bramley apple and blackberry, white chocolate and hazelnut  �
Artichoke “Tiramisu”, amaretto, blueberries, lavender and salted pecan nuts�
Baked egg custard, yoghurt, iced blackcurrants, pear and licorice
Poached rhubarb, pearl barley, London porter ice cream and brown sugar �
Cheese $25  �
Five regional cheeses from our board, fruit preserve and crackers �
Coffee and petit fours $12
Ozone Espresso coffee or Harneys &Sons teas with handmade petit fours
Affogato $11/$16
Espresso coffee with vanilla ice cream �
Add an Amaretto or Frangelico 

Below are specially selected seasonal cheeses from our local cheesemongers
Please choose five of the following cheeses from our board
All cheeses are pasteurised and suitable for vegetarians

Whitestone Totara Tasty
This cow’s milk cheese is a mature tasting cheddar style cheese with a proper vintage cheddar flavour
Gibbston Valley Wakatipu White
This brie style cheese is made from double-cream Jersey cow milk and has a clean, creamy slightly acidic flavour
Blue River Curio Bay
A 100 % sheep`s milk Pecorino style cheese made in Southland. Aged for 6-8 months it has a nutty rich flavour
Whitestone Farmhouse
A rinded cow’s milk cheese that is the original cheese from Whitestone It is fresh and zingy with a slightly nutty flavour
Gibbston Valley Autumn Gold
A washed rind cow’s milk cheese with a soft brie-like texture and medium flavour
Evansdale Tania
A lightly smoked cow`s milk brie with a smooth creamy finish and medium flavour made near Dunedin
Gruff Junction Darfield
A limited edition soft goat`s cheese made to commemorate the epicentre of the Christchurch earthquake. Soft and smooth with an ash layer through the middle
Gruff Junction Fendalton
Aged for a minimum of a year, this semi-hard cheese has a smooth and creamy texture with a distinctive fresh tangy edge
Gibbston Valley Kawarau Blue
Made from cow’s milk this medium strength blue cheese has a slightly salty taste and a creamy texture
Whitestone Windsor Blue
This multi award winning cow’s milk blue cheese is creamy and buttery with a full flavour

After numerous tastings we have managed to source what we believe to be amongst the best examples of local quality produce from people who have a genuine passion for food. We are proud of the quality produce within our region and are aware that buying local supports the community and helps to reduce food miles. Half the battle of cooking great food is starting with a quality product and we believe that we have found many! We hope that you enjoy our research and maybe even use some of them yourself – please tell the suppliers that we sent you!

Havoc Pork, Hunter near Waimate 03 689 8288 Fantastic free range pork reared the proper way
Fine Food Brokers, Queenstown 03 409 0374
Fresh fish, shellfish and other deli products
The Fridge, Alexandra 03 448 6212
Great bacon, real black pudding and other deli goods
Cardrona Merino Lamb, Cardrona 0212 630 730
Full flavoured mountain bred merino lamb
European Bakery, Frankton 03 442 3909
Proper crusty sour dough breads
Fresh Connection, Alexandra 03 448 7326
Fresh fruit and vegetables and generally helpful people!
Fare Game, Invercargill 03 216 8535
Wild game meats including, hare, rabbit and venison
Heart of the Desert Saffron, Cromwell 03 445 1909
World class saffron grown in a front garden!
Basil, Parsley & Partners, Cromwell 03 445 0732
Fresh herbs and salads fresh from the garden! You can taste the difference
Marsh`s Honey, Ettrick 03 446 6704
Central Otago clover honey and honeycomb
Bowmonts, Invercargill 03 216 4721
Butcher and supplier of Hereford prime beef
Goodies From The Gorge, 03 4454777
Local organic specialist fruit and vegetable grower
Solander, Port Nelson 03 545 9650
Fresh fish and shellfish
Mercato, Christchurch 03 377 6994
Specialist ingredients and pats of knowledge!
Blue River Dairy, Invercargill 03 211 5150
Specialist sheep`s milk cheesemonger
Gruff Junction, Ellesmere 0210 2239828
Small family operation producing goats cheese
Whitestone Cheese, Oamaru 03 434 8098
An Otago cheesemonger with a comprehensive range
Gibbston Valley cheese, Gibbston Valley 03 4411388
Local cheesemonger specialising in sheep`s milk cheeses
Aspiring Organics, Wanaka 03 4437971
Organic vegetables and fruits
Tio Point Oysters, Blenheim 0800 84676468
Great fresh bluff species oysters delivered fresh in shell straight from the bay!
Akaroa Salmon, Akaroa 03 348 2191
Fantastic fresh sea reared salmon from Canterbury
Cairnmuir Olives, Bannockburn 03 4450920
High quality olive oil in a Central Otago style
Canter Valley Duck, Rangiora 03 3129 805
Specialist poultry products