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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 - August 1 - 31

A Bar of Chocolate: The Unwrappening Part II

A Bar of Chocolate has been around the block (pun intended) once already and after a successful event in 2021 they're excited to get going again! Join The Library for two nights of pure decadence, also known as the chocolate equivalent of a spa day for your soul.

Enjoy a full menu of chocolate cocktails, chocolate tasting plates, innovative savoury chocolate treats and of course chocolate desserts to really give you that chocolatey sugar high. Wellington chocolate producers have inspired the menu, so look out for favourites from last year including the charred cauliflower with picada sauce, eggplant caponata bruschetta with Whittaker's 72% and of course the Bohemian Rhap-sundae.

Decadent cocktails including self-stirred boozy hot chocolate, a berry chocolatey soup or the classic sea salt and chocolate fudge martini.

Live music courtesy of Chocolate Box. It's a chocolate lovers dream.

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian

Dates:

Various times

Aug 07, 1:00pm - Late

Aug 08, 4:00pm - Late

Price: Free entry, pay on consumption

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

Puddin' on the Ritz

Let The Library whisk you off to 1930's Paris for a celebration combining cocktails and books inspired by the iconic Frank Meier book 'The Artistry of Mixing Drinks', classic French desserts inspired by the The Ritz, and live jazz music courtesy of traditional French trio “a baguette, a string of onions et un gauloises”. Enjoy a crème brulee martini, tart au citron Negroni or even a Kir Royale flavoured chocolate fondant. Tickets include a welcome drink and five mini cocktails paired with canapés. Dress up is encouraged!

  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible

Dates:

Various times

Aug 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Aug 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Price: $65

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

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Dine - August 1 - 14

Not So Skinny Dipping

By the end of the 1960s, there were dozens of coffee shops, bars and lounges in central Wellington. But with the advent of television in the early 1960s coffee houses were on the decline. At the same time, liquor laws were relaxed following a licensing referendum in 1967, with hotels able to remain open until 10 pm and serve food. Restaurants became more sophisticated and appealing to the new, more affluent and well-travelled generation of the 1970s. The Library has taken inspiration from these heady days with their Festival Dish banoffee pie, meets a new-fangled culinary technique (in the 1970s that is), fondue. Designed for sharing between two.

Dish Description: Whittaker's chocolate caramel chocolate with Southward Distilling coffee gin and black tea liqueur, fresh and chargrilled banana, Little Cookies biscuit breadsticks, and cream-filled savoury toffee pudding sponge

  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVegetarian

Price: $32

Availability: Dinner

Regional Beverages

Cocktail:
Southward, Vodka sour: $17
Reid and Reid, Gin Alexander: $17

Burger - August 12 - 31

The Iceburg-er

Bombe Alaska caramel slice with shortbread, raspberry gel and Carrello del Gelato double chocolate hokey pokey sorbet in a sponge lamington bun

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian

Garage Project Beer Match: Raspberry Cabaret

Price: $21 / with Garage Project beer $30

Availability: Dinner

Cocktail - August 1 - 31

Thorn-i-cation

Southward Distilling and The Library barrel-aged bramble liqueur combined with prosecco, lemon, tonka bean and balsamic bitters. Accompanied by a juniper cookie

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan
  • VVegetarian

Price: $19

Ahhhhhhhhhh! Non-alcoholic version

Six Barrel Soda Co. spiced blackcurrant, balsamic and tonka bean shrub, lemon and Garage Project Tiny non-alcoholic beer. Accompanied by a juniper cookie

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan
  • VVegetarian
  • NANon-alcoholic

Price: $19