Ortega Fish Shack

Popular locale offering upscale, creative fish dishes & steaks in a relaxed & bustling atmosphere

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Aurora Distillery Presents: A Crowd-Sourced Gin @ Ortega

Aurora Distillery teams up with four venues across the Wellington region to bring you the chance to create a special one-off batch of gin. Each event is slightly different to reflect the speciality of the venue, while Aurora Distillery introduces you to the art of gin making and talk through the botanicals involved. You'll vote on what to include and they'll make a batch of gin right before your eyes. Be entertained with blind tastings and "gineral knowledge" and at the end of the event walk away with your very own sample bottle of one-off gin.

At Ortega, Davey, the ultimate host, has designed an incredible three-course lunch featuring fabulous local produce, with each course carefully matched with an Arrival gin cocktail.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Dates:

Various times

Aug 21, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Price: $155

Event enquiries: mark@auroradistillery.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

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Three Martini Lunch

Hawthorn Lounge, the capital's most awarded cocktail bar invites you to join a mid-century inspired martini lunch at the Wellington institution Ortega Fish Shack.
To begin; an aperitif with seasonal fruits. Followed by our three-martini lunch; An entrée of smoked Kahawai rillettes, pickled radish, sourdough crostini accompanied by a fresh Gibson variation. A rustic fish soup and rouille accompanied by the Hawthorn Lounge classic Marilyn 53’. To finish a crisp dry citrus martini and poached quince, boozy sponge cake and verbena cream.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Dates:

Various times

Aug 28, 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Price: $135

Event enquiries: justin@eaudevie.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

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Dine - August 1 - 15

Drunken Deer In the Cabbage Patch

After an honourable discharge, Martinborough World War II veteran, Smiley Sullivan, bought a property in Mt. Victoria's Majoribanks Street to enable himself and his widowed mother, Kathleen, to be closer to her daughter, Eleanor (a housekeeper at St. Gerard's Catholic Church & Monastery in Roseneath) and her son-in-law, Rawiri (a butcher at Jas Farley's shop at 12 Majoribanks Street).

Smiley, however, struggled to settle into the city life, and as a result, became a conservator with the then New Zealand Forest Service, keeping wild deer populations in check around the greater Wellington Region. Our red deer dish honours his service and serendipitous life.

Dish Description: Awatoru Wildfood red deer with braised red cabbage, caramelised celeriac and Paddy Borthwick Winery Pinot Noir gravy.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Price: $43

Availability: Dinner

Fixed Menu

Courses Outline:
Pork and rabbit terrine, mushrooms, mustard greens.
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Festival Dish: Awatoru Wildfood red deer with braised red cabbage, caramelised celeriac and Paddy Borthwick Winery Pinot Noir gravy.
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Stout and chocolate cake, maple ice cream with bacon.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Price for three courses: $75