Zest Kitchen, Catering, Tauranga

A Banquet that comes to you.
A Table Banquet is served to each table on platters and in bowls, creating an intimate dining
experience where you and your guests remain seated and do not have to queue.
This style of menu is prepared and served table by table at the last possible moment, meaning
the food stays at its best and is not subject to any length of time out on a Banquet Table.
The idea is that you design your own menu by selecting a variety of different dishes
from each section of the Table Banquet menu.

Alternatively the team at Zest Kitchen can assist you in creating the perfect menu.
Complement your Table Banquet menu with pre - lunch or dinner finger food followed by a soup
or plated starter and to finish, you could choose a plated dessert from the dessert section
or a selection of our finger desserts.
Please find listed below our Table Banquet Menu selections, followed by our pricing options.

Click here to make an enquiry or call us in Tauranga on 07 552 5989.

Breads & Dips:
Breads w Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vincotto & assorted dips.
$13.50 per head.

Vegetarian Starter: Choose 1 x option from this section...
• Classic Caesar salad w Parmesan dusted Quail Eggs & Avocado.
• Salad of Mozzarella , Avocado, Vine Tomato, Asparagus & Balsamic dressing.
• Roasted Butternut & Basil Risotto w shaved Parmesan & dressed leaves.
• Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli w Grilled Vegetables & Red Capsicum Coulis.

Fish & Seafood Starter: Choose 1 x option from this section…
• Grilled Prosciutto & Lemon wrapped Prawns w Rocket & Parmesan salad.
• Crispy Crab Cakes w Red Capsicum Aioli & Wild Rocket salad.
• Smoked Kahawai Pate & Sun-dried Tomato Pate w Crostini & dressed leaves.
• Salt & Pepper Squid w Thai salad, Coriander, Lime, Fish Sauce & Palm Sugar.

Meat & Poultry Starter: Choose 1 x option from this section…
• Classic Caesar salad w Grilled Chicken, Bacon & Avocado.
• Peking Duck Rilettes w Crostini & Balsamic dressed Wild Rocket.
• Lamb, Rosemary & Garlic Ravioli w Roasted Tomato Coulis & Parmesan.
• Prosciutto wrapped Brie w Nectarine Chutney & Citrus dressed Watercress.

Vegetarian - Main Course Options:

Vegetarian Main Course: Choose 1 x option from this section…
• Seared Haloumi w Cumin, Capers, Lemon & Chives.
• Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Stacks w Pesto & Olive Pate.
• Goat Cheese Mousse Tart w Beetroot & Rosemary Jelly.
• Mushroom & Red Pepper Pate Tart w Rocket Pesto

Fish & Seafood - Main Course Options:

Bistro Selection: Choose 1 x option from this section…
• Poached Tarakihi in Crayfish Bisque dusted w Pistachio & Chives.
• Seafood Risotto w Saffron, Scallops, Squid, Prawns & Mussels.
• Coconut dusted Gurnard w Spicy Lime & Fig Chutney.
• Trevally Teriyaki style w Lemon Confit & Wasabi Aioli.

Gourmet Selection: Choose 1 x option from this section…
• Char grilled Tuna Loin w Nectarine Chutney.
• Char grilled Kingfish w Olive, Caper & Tomato Salsa.
• Seared Salmon Teriyaki w Lemon Confit & Wasabi Aioli.
• Poached Hapuka in Crayfish Bisque topped w Rosemary Jelly.

Meat & Poultry - Main Course Options:

Bistro Selection: Choose 1 x option from this section…
• Balsamic glazed Pork Loin w spiced Apple sauce & Apple Jelly.
• Orange & Clove infused Pork Fillet w Rhubarb Chutney.
• Dukkah dusted Chicken Breast w Red Pepper & Tomato Coulis.
• Chicken Breast poached in Coconut & Ginger w Pomegranate Jelly.

Gourmet Selection: Choose 1 x option from this section…
• Roasted Honey & Soy whole baby Chicken w Raspberry Jelly.
• Rosemary & Lavender dusted Lamb Loin w Bramble Chutney.
• Grilled Garlic infused Beef Fillet w Smoky Balsamic Jelly.
• Seared peppered Venison w Blackberry Jelly & Sherry Jus.

Salads - to accompany your Main Course.
Choose 1 x option from this section…

• Rocket, Watercress & Parmesan w Balsamic & Avocado Oil dressing.
• Herbs & Leaves w Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes & Raspberry dressing.
• Thai salad , Coriander, baby Spinach, Lime, Fish Sauce & Palm Sugar.
• Classic Caesar salad w Romaine, Parmesan & crunchy croutons.
• Roasted Carrot, Parsnip & Pumpkin w Caraway, Parsley & Lemon Oil.
• Baby Spinach w Roasted Pears, Lemon Vincotto & croutons.
• Potato & Kumera w Watercress Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes.
• Romaine, Radicchio, Watercress & baby Spinach w Balsamic dressing.

Vegetables - to accompany your Main Course.
Choose 1 x option from this section....

• Parmesan Roasted Potatoes.
• Cumin spiced Red Kumera mash.
• Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes.
• Potato & Fresh Parsley mash.
• Smashed potatoes w Fresh Rocket & Shaved Parmesan.
• Pumpkin & Carrot mash w Parsley Pesto & Lemon Preserve.
• Buttered steamed Gourmet Potatoes w Parsley Pesto.

Gnocchi, Rice & Grains - to accompany your Main Course.
Choose 1 x option from this section…

• Tabouli w Chick Peas, Parsley, Garlic & Lemon.
• Cumin spiced Grains w Lemon Confit & Parsley.
• Roasted Pumpkin & Parmesan Risotto.
• Pearl Barley, Citrus & Rocket Risotto.

Plated Desserts:
Choose 1 x option from this section...
• Apple & Cinnamon Pie w Vanilla Ice Cream & whipped cream.
• Lemon Meringue Pie w Raspberry Sorbet & Crème Fraiche.
• Chocolate Pecan Pie w Espresso Ice Cream & whipped Cream.
• Lemon & Lime Cheesecake w Greek Yoghurt.
• Baby Pavlova w Seasonal Fruits & Berries.
• Lemon Tart w Black Cherry Compote & Greek Yoghurt.
• Dark Chocolate cake w Double Chocolate Ice Cream.
• Oat & Honey Rhubarb & Apple Crumble w whipped Patisserie Cream.
• Classic Crème Brulee w Shortbread Biscuit.

Finger Desserts:
• 70% Dark Chocolate Mousse cake w Almond Dacquoise.
• Raspberry Mousse Cake w Almond Dacquoise
• White Chocolate Mousse Cake w Almond Dacquoise.
• Green Tea Mousse Cake w Almond Dacquoise.
• Lemon Mousse Cake w Almond Dacquoise.
• Assorted Macaroons: Pistachio, Strawberry, Raspberry, Citrus, Orange & Cherry.
• Tiramisu Mousse in a Chocolate Cup w Chocolate Coated Coffee Bean.
• 70% Dark Chocolate dipped & Cream Filled Profiteroles.
• Blueberry Compote Tartlet dusted w Oat & Honey Crumble.
• Rhubarb & Apple Compote Tartlet dusted w Toasted Coconut.
• Candied Orange & Mascarpone Mousse Tart topped w Pistachio Crumbs.
• Lemon Meringue Tartlet.
• Espresso Mousse in Chocolate cups w Chocolate Coated Coffee Bean.

The cost of your menu will be determined by how many courses you choose.
Please refer to the options below...

Option 1:
Plated Starter, followed by Bistro Table Banquet Menu
with choice of 2 x main course dishes (*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork),
1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish: $85.00 per person, plus GST.
(*Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Option 2:
Finger Food, followed by Bistro Table Banquet Menu
with choice of 2 x main course dishes (*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork),
1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish: $85.00 per person, plus GST.
(*Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Option 3:
Plated Starter, followed by Bistro Table Banquet Menu
with choice of 2 x main course dishes (*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork),
1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish and to finish Finger Desserts:
$90.00 per person, plus GST.
(*Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Option 4:
Finger Food, followed by Bistro Table Banquet Menu
with choice of 2 x main course dishes (*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork),
1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish and to finish Finger Desserts:
$90.00 per person, plus GST.
(*Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Option 5:
Finger Food, Starter of Breads & Dips, followed by a Bistro Table Banquet Menu
with choice of 2 x main course dishes (*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork),
1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish and to finish Finger Desserts:
$95.50 per person, plus GST.
(*Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Option 6:
Finger Food, Plated Starter, followed by Bistro Table Banquet Menu
with choice of 2 x main course dishes (*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork),
1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish and to finish Finger Desserts:
$99.00 per person, plus GST.
(*Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Option 7:
Plated Starter, followed by Bistro Table Banquet Menu with choice of 2 x main course dishes
(*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork), 1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish
and to finish Plated Dessert: $99.00 per person, plus GST.
(*Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Option 8:
Finger Food, Starter of Breads & Dips, followed by Bistro Table Banquet Menu
with choice of 2 x main course dishes (*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork),
1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish and to finish Plated Dessert:
$105.00 per person, plus GST.
(*Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Option 9:
Finger Food, Plated Starter, followed by Bistro Table Banquet Menu
with choice of 2 x main course dishes (*Market Fish / Chicken or Pork),
1 x Carbohydrate, 1 x Salad and 1 x Vegetable dish, and to finish Plated Dessert:
$105.00 per person, plus GST.
*(Gourmet Main course options of Lamb, Beef, Venison & Premium Fish;
add $5.00 per choice, plus GST).

Coffee / Teas: $2.50 per person, plus GST.

Please note a minimum of 50 guests applies.

• $28.00 per hour - Food & Bar Service Staff
• $32.00 per hour - Supervisor
• $50.00 per hour - Head Chef
Please appreciate that staff require a minimum of 4 hours each per shift.

Equipment Hire:
Please refer to our Equipment Hire list on our website. We can supply a quote estimate upon request.
Please Note: GST Excluded on all the above pricing.
Click here to make an enquiry or call us in Tauranga on 07 552 5989.