The Rees - True South

True South Dining Room Sample Menu

True South Dinner Menu

Oysters $4.5 each                           

Served natural w/ lime

Grilled w/ dukkah seaweed butter Tempura w/ nam jim

To start $22

Ora king salmon, oyster lemongrass cream, orange, fennel, sesame, wild rice

Canterbury duck leg confit,liver, duck ham, raspberry and hazelnut salad

Beetroot spelt arancini, honey truffled goats cheese, beetroot and walnuts

Prawn, miso, pulled pork, pea puree, kimchi, pickled apple and chilli

Southland venison, hazelnut quinoa, parsnip, blue cheese macaroni, stout pear

Soup $18

Roast pumpkin and nutmeg soup, cider froth and venison ham croque monsieur

Sorbet $6

Seasonal sorbet palate cleanser

Meat $39

Merino lamb rump & shank, burnt celeriac, smoked beetroot & gooseberry

Wakanui beef rib eye, corned brisket, cavalo nero, mustard & kumara skordalia

Havoc pork loin, shoulder chou-croute, black pudding, lentils, pickled quince

Free range chicken `coq au vin`, bacon, mushroom, polenta and braised onions

Savannah angus sirloin of beef (350g), mushroom tempura, horseradish $48

Roast wild southland venison topside (220g), pickled blueberries, chocolate $48

Fish $39

Ora king salmon, congee, peanut, pickled vegetables & lime, crab dumpling

Market fish, cloudy bay clam and vanilla pappardelle, roast yams and lemon

Vegetarian $30

Mushroom & parmesan risotto with truffle oil, grilled vegetables, rocket

Potato gnocchi, tomato and herb sauce, baby spinach Spiced red lentils, bok choy, tofu & vegetable tempura

Sides $8

Mesculin side salad

Seasonal vegetables

Fries served w/ aioli Sourdough ciabatta w/ local cairnmuir olive oil

Dessert $16

The C.O.D, dessert inspired by our region

White chocolate honey cheesecake, frozen almond slice, peach and hibiscus

Mandarin & evaporated milk flan (loosely based on my mums classic!)

Pear confit, coconut rice mousse, crème caramel, quince & peanut brittle Apple cremeux, warm blackberries, crumble and oat ice cream

Cheese 1 cheese $8 / 3 cheeses $20 / 5 cheeses $30 w/ fruit preserve and crackers

Coffee and petit fours $10 ozone espresso coffee or harney & sons teas Affogato $11/$16 espresso coffee w/ vanilla ice cream, add amaretto or frangelico

Taste of the true south $100 pp Chef and his team select six courses daily, based on fresh seasonal produce and inspiration at the time. This menu is our reflection of a truly southern dining experience. Designed for the whole table and last orders for this menu is 9pm. Enjoy!

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