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Aria Restaurant & Bar: A festive menu with a global 'twist'

Media release from Crowne Plaza Auckland

October 31 2016

Aria Restaurant’s taro leaf wrapped fish of the day - as featured on the Pacific menu

Aria Restaurant & Bar launches festive menu with a global ‘twist’

Crowne Plaza Auckland’s award-winning Aria Restaurant & Bar is inviting diners to embark on a festive culinary journey to celebrate the holiday season.

Friends, family and colleagues can enjoy a special Christmas lunch at Aria Restaurant & Bar from November 14 until December 21, with six Christmas-themed menus from around the world on offer.

The six menus on offer include Pacific, Italian, Bengali, American Grill, Portuguese and East Asian delicacies to tantalise the tastebuds, with a different ‘theme’ each day.

While the menus have strong international flavours, some things don’t change -- all the festive ‘trimmings’ are on offer daily, including Christmas crackers, mince tarts, a ham carvery and traditional condiments.

Executive Chef Adrian Walker said the menus were designed to offer “something for everyone” this Christmas.

“They’re perfect for local businesses and groups looking to get their teams in the Christmas spirit, with a relaxed style of dining that’s very popular,” he said. “The range of global cuisines will please a variety of palates.

“We love offering our guests a fun, social food adventure when dining, and can’t wait to help celebrate the holiday season.”

A selection of global favourites include taro leaf-wrapped fish of the day with coconut sauce (Pacific), four onion and parmesan rice and lentil risotto (Italian), Bengali Chirer Pulao (Bengali), Boston crème pie (American Grill), Portuguese spiced chicken (Portuguese) and Nasi Goreng (East Asian). All menus can be adapted for dietary requirements.

“We can’t wait for guests to enjoy these mouthwatering traditional dishes,” said Chef Walker.

The lunches are just $47.50 per person and upgrade packages are available for pre-set platters and beverages.

Reservations are essential by phoning (+64) 09 375 4920 or booking online


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