Autumn seems to be fading away heading into the colder months but I love Jack’s Point for a good cuddle up by the fire, some traditional fayre (created with a twist) and also sampling some of Amisfield‘s great wines. Because I’m a nice person (yes yes yes I am) I wanted to show some love to my new contributors (Zoe and Jodie) and so we headed to Jack’s to stuff ourselves silly.
Jack’s Point has a plethora of things to fill your time. Running and mountain bike trails, food and drink in the Club House, houses to buy (a girl can dream) and also hours and hours can be spent staring at The Remarkables. Who invented this town? They need a medal (or a big kiss on the chops).
Monday came around and we experienced some rainbows (they seem to be everywhere at the minute) and some cloud. But we rugged up and bundled ourselves into the car to Jacks. A mere 15 minute drive from Queenstown Centre and you’re in a haven of soft couches, lovely food and brilliant views.
A new Autumn menu from clever chef Vaughan is up and we were set to taste everything. No matter we couldn’t move after eating (so.much.goodness.) we were in heaven.
Oysters to start (some left natural some Speights beer battered) you either love them or hate them. I would knock aside a small child for them. (sorry parents) and scoffed down the lot. Tiny Brioche with Catlins Paua fritters inside (have you been down South?) and a lovely glass of Lake Hayes Pinot.
We then launched into Salt and Pepper Squid (whichI can never resist if it’s on the menu), Lamb Sausage Rolls, Chipotle (how do you pronounce that?) and aioli and then we wanted to lay on the floor and open our top buttons. But for you lot we forged on. “Into the breach dear friends”.
Hunter Pie for me with whipped potato (you can smell it from here can’t you), Zoe went for Tortillas and Jodie launched into one of the starters (which was huge) Smoked Salmon Flatbreads with dill cream, garlic and rocket.
We literally couldn’t move after it all. And that’s saying alot for three girls who can talk, eat and quaff wine at the same time. Jacks Point is such a lovely place to head on a sunny or dreary day. After it all we should have gone for a heart wrenching run. But we cuddled up on the sofa instead and chatted to chef Vaughan about how he needed to come live with us all.
Jack’s Point Club House
03 450 2050
Bookings are recommended for lunch.
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