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Tuck yourself in a cosy nook at The Library and enjoy fun and frivolous cocktails, obscure wines, and delicious desserts.

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Events - October 1 - 31

An Austen-tatious Cocktail Party

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman must be in want of a drink. In six enduring novels, Jane Austen captured the fancies and foibles of regency England, and every delightful moment of this high tea celebrates the picnics, luncheons, dinner parties, and glamorous balls of Austen’s world. At these social engagements, gossip reigned, love flourished, and drinks flowed. Discover an exotic world of cobblers, ices, crustas, jellies, punches, shrubs, slings, puddings, and pastries, with recipes that evoke the past but suit today’s tastes.

Tickets include five Austen-inspired cocktails, high tea and a Libertine Blends tea. Dress to impress in regency-era Georgian garden party gear.

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Dates:

Various times throughout October

Oct 10, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Oct 10, 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Oct 11, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Oct 11, 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Price: $65

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

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Tiers for Fears

It's time to let your hair down! Cocktails anyone? Dig into Tiers for Fears, a spooky, Halloween-inspired high tea with creepy sous-vide dragon heart, eye of newt, witches brew, potions, punches and meldings of the two! Serving potions to encourage, love, dancing, verbal dexterity, and bad decisions. Jump into the photo booth and get a little silly but make sure you come dressed in your scariest fare. Enjoy a welcome elixir, three tiers of spooky treats, unlimited non-alcoholic brew, photobooth and live music from the Baba Yaga band!

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  • VVegetarian_possible

Dates:

Various times throughout October

Oct 31, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Price: $60

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

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Dine - October 1 - 11

Chock-a-block

Whittaker's chocolate sponge with Whittaker's milk chocolate mousse, pretzels, potato chips, popcorn, raspberry gel, raspberry set cream, Fix & Fogg peanut butter cremoux and Whittaker's chocolate glaze.

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Price: $18

Availability: Dinner

Fixed Menu

Courses Outline:
Blueberry clafoutis (Violet Beauregarde), drowned chocolate cake (Augustus Gloop) and broken chocolate egg (Veruca Salt)

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Chewy caramel cookies (Mike Teavee), fizzy sherbet dab (Charlie Bucket) and chocolate bark (Oompa Loompa)

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Festival Dish: Chock-a-block - Whittaker's chocolate sponge with Whittaker's milk chocolate mousse, pretzels, potato chips, popcorn, raspberry gel, raspberry set cream, Fix & Fogg peanut butter cremoux and Whittaker's chocolate glaze

Serves two

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Price for three courses: $58 (29pp)

Regional Beverages

Cocktail:
Wellington Chocolate Factory, Cadrona distillery, Six Barrel Soda Co., Libertine Blends, Cup of Grandpa Joe - Wellington Choc Factory cacao husks tea served with six barrel spiced honey, Cadrona distillery rose rabbit orange liqueur and The Librarys own sherbet bitters Served hot with Libertine Blends Luxe Grey infused milk and fresh lemon on the side.: $19
Reid and Reid, Reading in the Candy Apple Forrest - Pimento and coffee infused Reid and Reid Native Gin, butterscotch liqueur, Reid and Reid vermouth, fresh lime and apple juice topped with a salted caramel apple sorbet.: $18

Non-Alcoholic:
Wellington Chocolate Factory, Six Barrel Soda Co., Libertine Blends, Tea total -Non-alcoholic version of our Cacao Husk Tea and honey.: $14

Burger - October 12 - 31

Candy Mountain

Carrello del Gelato Malteser® crumbed Twix Bits® ice cream slice with salted pretzel and Curly Wurly chocolate bark, Cherry Ripe jellies and deep-fried Freddo in a Sixes & Sevens donut bun with Snickers® pipettes, funnel cake fries and frostchup.

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  • VVegetarian

Garage Project Beer Match: Hophaus Alt

Price: $18 / with Garage Project beer $30

Availability: Dinner

Cocktail - October 1 - 31

Jacinda

Pineapple peel and core infused Reid + Reid Native gin, housemade raspberry and citrus syrup, lemon juice, egg white and gingerbread bitters garnished with a rainbow belt. Accompanied by gin-cured salmon with raspberry mignonette served on a blini.

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  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible

Price: $16

Ruling the Country Tomorrow Non-alcoholic beverage

Pineapple peel and core infused Seedlip Grove 42, housemade raspberry and citrus syrup, lemon juice, egg white and gingerbread tincture garnished with a rainbow belt. Accompanied by gin-cured salmon with raspberry mignonette served on a blini.

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible

Price: $16