Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Zealand Trip Part 4 - Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar

Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar

I managed to squeeze in a lot of eating which sadly had to span over 2 posts so look forward to the next post yeah?

I chose Depot Eatery as I see there was always a crowd even during non busy hours so this place must be good!

Being hungry, I chose a meat board, 2 small sharing plates and 1 large sharing plate between 2 people but the waiter had to stop me because he said they are actually quite big.  In my mind, a small sharing plate would mean like 2 quail eggs in Sydney so I kept the menu in case I needed more food.  All I can say is, food is very generous.

Old Mout Cider $7

Complimentary Tortilla Bread with Hummus

 NZ Meat Board (Small) $20

Waikanae pork salami, wild rabbit rillette, paprika beef and beef bresaola served with a cherry relish and Olaf's fig and fennel crostini.

Quite a large serving of meats considering it was a small.  I was already starting to panic about my surplus order of food.

Charcoal Roasted Aubergine with Sherry Vinegar, Olive Oil and Smoked Paprika $9

I love eggplants with vinegar so this was a must order for me on the menu.  Eggplants are known to absorb oil so I'm glad it wasn't overly oily and had a nice smokey flavour with a hint of sourness.

Fergus' Bone Marrow - Wood Roasted with Parsley and Shallot Salad $20

I was quite overwhelmed by the amount of bone marrow they gave us.  It also came with some toasted sourdough and a tiny fork to allow us to scoop out the marrow.  If you haven't tried bone marrow before, it is like eating a big blob of fat (I know it's tissue) so this amount of marrow made me a bit sick and drinking water by the bucket.

Crisp Pork Hock with Apple and Horseradish Salsa Verde $29

A super big pile of meat was presented to me and I now understand what the waiter meant with over ordering.  This looked like a feast for the biggest male and I was already full.  I ate some of its delicious crackling and salad but luckily my brother polished off the rest.

We managed to eat most of the items apart from the marrow and I got 2 hours to digest before going to high tea...

Depot Eatery

Location: 86 Federal Street, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Opening Hours: Daily from 7am
Phone: 09 363 7048

20 sugary comments:

Tina @ bitemeshowme said... Reply to comment

Oh no, generally marrow is such a treat to eat! But you're right, too much of it isn't all that pleasant. I really am staring at that meat board right now.... wow

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Food is our religion said... Reply to comment

never had marrow before ... not sure if i will now if it tastes like fat... I'll stick to the pork hock thanks!

chocolatesuze said... Reply to comment

MARROW!!! oh baby

Vivian - vxdollface said... Reply to comment

you left the marrow :O but that's the best part! :P haha my trip to melb with mum was like that too!! eat as much as posisble rofl

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tastyfoodsnaps said... Reply to comment

crisp pork hock mmmmm !

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Tambourine said... Reply to comment

Wow, I've never had marrow like this - looks interesting. Too bad it felt so rich. I miss hanging out with you!!! We should meet again soon!

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