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Whisky & truffles at O’Connell Street Bistro

Media release
10 September 2014

Whisky & truffles at O’Connell St

For those who appreciate the finer things in life O’Connell Street Bistro’s Whisky and Truffle tasting menu is a must have experience.

On 29 September, the renowned inner city eatery is presenting a whisky and truffle four course menu giving diners the opportunity to enjoy an extremely rare 15 year old malt scotch.

Under the expert guidance of whisky aficionados Sam Snead and Nigel Kelly from The House of Whiskey, guests will be able to match some extraordinary malt beverages with a compelling bistro menu.

The beverage list includes a particularly rare Tobermory 15 year-old Old Malt Cask whisky bottled at 50% abv – one of only 289 bottles available world-wide.

Others on the list are Springbank 15 year-old whisky from a very old school distillery in Campbeltown on the isthmus of the Mull of Kyntire and BenRiach, a 16 year-old Sauternes Cask whisky from a Morayshire distillery built in 1898.

The special bistro menu from proprietor Chris Upton is built around the celebrated truffle fungus accompanying courses designed to showcase the rare ingredient.

Starter scampi and truffle supports a main course of roasted pheasant and truffle followed by the bistro’s own bread and butter pudding – each matched with a premium malt. Espresso and chocolate rounds off the menu.

The Whiskey and Truffle Dinner kicks off at 6pm in the O’Connell Street Bistro Corner Room and limited numbers of tickets are available at $190 per person.

To make a booking, call O’Connell St Bistro on 09 377 1884 or email info@oconnellstbistro.com.

NOTE: In case you think the writer has been imbibing too much of the client’s fine products, whisky can be spelled in two different ways – the scotch variety does not have an ‘e’ while north American and Irish whiskies are generally spelled with the ‘e’, i.e. whiskey.


About O’Connell Street Bistro
O’Connell Street Bistro is on the corner of Shortland and O'Connell Streets in central Auckland and first opened its doors to diners in 1997. The intimate dining room is created in the theme of a modern European back street bistro. The Corner Room is a separate private dining room which can accommodate up to 26 people.The cuisine is described by the team as “modern European bistro” and a high level of importance is placed on the provenance of the quality produce sourced by the Bistro.

The restaurant has won numerous awards for its food and wines. O’Connell Street Bistro is owned by UK trained Chris Upton and his partner Amanda Mason. The head chef is Alex Strobach and the restaurant manager is John Logan.

It is open for lunch Monday to Friday 11.30am to 3pm, and for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm, with continuous bar service throughout the day.

Issued for O’Connell Street Bistro by Pead PR

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