Kia Ora, welcome to Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud. Presently known as New Zealand, it is home to the Maori people.
It is believed that the Maori migrated to Aotearoa from as far as the Marquesas, Cook,
and Society Islands. They have an artistic culture, and are well known for their elaborate artwork.
Although the Maori people have a unique culture of their own, their culture shares many
similarities to that of other Polynesians.
Medley of stewed mushrooms & onion,
served on orange & purple sweet potato.
5 hour island scented braised short ribs
in a kiwi fruit soy jus.
THIRD AOTEAROA MENU ITEM
Chef’s special creation, specials change daily.
The Maori culture is rich in song and dance, intertwined with strong oratory skills.
You will notice their facial tattoos or moko. This was used to symbolize ones genealogy
and personal identity. Our dancers perform a Haka, a war dance that was used to
intimidate their enemies. Then our women perform an exciting dance using poi balls,
which are used to imitate the actions and rhythms in nature.