We were staying in Auckland and did a day trip to Waiheke Island. When we asked various people the best place to eat on Waiheke, almost everyone recommended Te Whau. When we arrived, we were absolutely captivated by the views and stopped to take pictures. The building is also very attractive and an interesting piece of very modern architecture among the vineyards.
We were seated quickly and our waitress was relatively friendly. I ordered the seared kingfish tataki and the roasted eggplant and ricotta gnocchi, both of which were very good. The gnocchi was interesting and not what I expected, but it was delicious (I just needed to get over the fact that it did not look like gnocchi).
We ordered the 2011 Le Petit Point and it was really good. I am not a big fan of red wine, but it is the Waiheke Island specialty, so I thought it was a necessity. We did not end up buying a bottle but all three of us very much enjoyed our glasses.
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