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Dinner party delights: Salmon Heaven


It’s a beautiful and tranquil space that Salmon Heaven now occupies in the recently opened Provedore, a gourmet lover’s paradise situated in the Bush Inn Centre.

 

What a joy it is to find a fishmongers that thinks outside the square, for alongside the extensive cabinets of salmon – which stocks hot and cold smoked, as well as raw salmon, in a variety of cuts and packages – there are a vast array of other gourmet products that make entertaining a breeze for the host or hostess wanting to access everything for their dinner menu at a convenient one-stop shop.

Consider the canapé as your ultimate appetizer. A selection of deluxe homemade crackers from Totara Cottage, delicately smeared with a delicious gourmet preserve from Buoni Sapori, topped with a divine black truffle brie or triple cream brie (aptly called OMG) from award winning cheesemakers Over the Moon, will give your guests something to exclaim about while you’re preparing the salmon.

Deborah and Lisa are the lovely ladies behind the counter; having both been involved with the salmon industry for a number of years, what they don’t know about salmon isn’t worth knowing!

Gift hampers can be ordered either instore or online. Salmon Heaven have a superb and sophisticated website. Free shipping within New Zealand makes ordering a gift hamper as simple as choosing the contents to go in it then placing your order.

Do try to resist the temptation to send it to yourself!


 

A smokey eye: Holy Smoke


We aren’t talking about the latest in eye makeup but rather a brand that has an eye for all things smokey; Holy Smoke. Whilst the smoked salmon on offer reigns supreme in their product range, the key word in that sentence is range. Holy Smoke has a variety of smoked goods on offer!

 

If you’re a fan of their salmon you’ll love their smoked sea-caught New Zealand white fish from United Fisheries, smoked aged cheddar cheese, dry cured smoked bacon and smoked flaky sea salt.

All items are artisanal, good quality products smoked in small batch smokers (manuka smoked, dry cured) and are hand sliced and hand cut – ready for eager customers.

While they do have a large range of smoked goods, there’s also a need to give credit where it’s due.

Their NZ smoked salmon is some of the best on the market and here’s why.

It starts by sourcing the best local sea salmon, natural air drying, then using manuka wood they gently smoke the salmon in their tailor-made, small batch smokers.

These time-honoured methods pay off with distinctive colour and infusion of flavour.

Holy Smoke products are available at the United Fisheries factory shop on Parkhouse Road and Little Fish Co at Riverside Market so you can have top quality smoked goods at home.