ORTEGA FISH SHACK

By Cuisine2 Minutes
November 22, 2019By Cuisine

From the minute you walk in the door of this relaxed, bustling restaurant, you feel like family. The drinks list is a great read and maitre d’ Davey McDonald will no doubt guide you through it. The seafood is, of course, the star of a menu that changes daily to ensure all ingredients are at their best and is also peppered with premium meat offerings and enticing vegetarian dishes. Ortega’s ceviche is always a winner, the current rendition flavoured with Vietnamese mint, lemongrass and crayfish oil. A teeny-weeny creamy French toast fish sandwich, created to use up the delish off-cuts from the kitchen, makes you feel just a little naughty for wishing it was not so teeny-weeny and a smoked eel risotto is hugely comforting. Finish with a cherry rum baba of spiced cherries, cultured Zany Zeus hand-crafted cheese and dark chocolate-chip ice cream that is begging to be matched with Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls and your life will be complete. Enough said.

IN BRIEF Great times at a Wellington staple