InterContinental Wellington has introduced the launch of GPO, its new restaurant that pays homage to the enduring Normal Put up Workplace which as soon as occupied the identical web site.
The luxurious lodge’s newest eating addition tells an thrilling, culinary story of journey, discovery, and tradition. The restaurant is about to open on April 21, with bookings open now.
Underneath the culinary management of acclaimed Executive Chef Carl Maunder, GPO presents a recent spin on traditional cooking methods, with a menu highlighting seasonal produce from New Zealand drawing affect from the wealthy cultures of Southern Europe, Levant and the Mediterranean, served in a relaxed but refined atmosphere.
Normal Supervisor, Scott Hamilton says: “The brand new restaurant provides to InterContinental Wellington’s status as one of many metropolis’s prime locations for each enterprise and pleasure.
“It’s thrilling to unveil GPO as a robust culinary idea that may enchantment to each locals and guests, giving company much more cause to stick with us. It feels good to welcome this new eating expertise to boost our luxurious line-up.”
GPO delivers diners a culinary ‘memento’ of intrepid journey, evoking reminiscences of abroad holidays to faraway shores. Count on an array of dishes that discover wealthy spices, contemporary herbs, and seasonal bounty, with smaller plates impressed by the famend tapas and mezzes of the Mediterranean, in addition to bigger dishes together with hand rolled pastas, pasture raised meats and regionally grown natural produce.
GPO’s menu will spotlight the perfect of seasonal seafood, together with a signature ‘fruits of the ocean’ platter with market oysters, diamond shell clams, mussels, prawns, and crayfish.
Chef Carl Maunder is captivated with constructing significant relationships with native suppliers. This helps him to showcase and have fun fantastic produce and seafood, that are related to the group and their tales.
Diners are in for a deal with with day by day bread from Shelly Bay Baker, dishes dressed with the best native olive oil from Olea Property, sustainable Haku kingfish from Ruakaka, and the much-loved clams from Cloudy Bay.
Including to the distinctive eating expertise, famend New Zealand model, Temuka Pottery has thoughtfully crafted bespoke crockery for the brand new restaurant.
Elevating GPO’s vibrant delicacies is a hand-picked wine assortment curated by in-house sommeliers, showcasing each well-known and a few extra unfamiliar varietals that categorical the perfect in regionality. The gathering options wines from the Aegean by means of to the Riviera, Andalusia and again house to Australasia.
For intimate dinners or vigorous celebrations, GPO is promising an enriching eating expertise with a relaxed but refined environment. From flavourful snacks to decadent platters, each dish showcases the restaurant’s dedication to high quality, sustainability, and group, making it a must-visit vacation spot for foodies in Wellington and past.
GPO opens from Friday April 21, – Tue to Sat, 5pm – late.