The rapid approach to the festive season means that we’re all on the search for the perfect way to wind down and the perfect place to celebrate with our friends and family. The QT Hotel has given us three glorious ways to celebrate in style, whether it’s feasting at the infamous Esther Restaurant, officially opening its doors for both lunch and dinner so we can make the most of the silly season, or ordering a tipple or three at the QT Rooftop Bar whilst dancing in the new year to iconic DJ’s with a glass of bubbles in hand.
Spreads of Christmas Cheer at Esther
Bubbles pouring and spirits are soaring at Esther Restaurant this holiday season. Chef Sean Connolly and his award-winning team have crafted a mouth-watering menu, with a Christmas cocktail to start and an incredible five-course festive feasting menu including Esther staples like the puff bread and Te Matuku Waiheke oysters. You can also expect seasonal specials such as Harmony Farms roast porchetta, kataifi wild caught prawns, and of course, a flight of Christmas ham, and not without some Christmas crackers in between courses to keep those Dad jokes rolling. Finally, if you didn’t think that was enough, finish your feast off with a beautifully crafted Christmas bonbon and some festive goods to take home with you.
NYE at Rooftop at QT
The iconic Rooftop Bar at QT is hosting this coming December, providing everything you need and more for the party of a lifetime. Reign in the new year six stories high whilst sipping on a glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne, enjoy the far-reaching views of the Auckland City Harbour and dance the night away to sounds provided by DJ’s Peter Urlich and General Lee, alongside Phoebe Falconer and BONTEMPO.
New Year’s Eve at Esther
New Year’s Eve at Esther Restaurant will be one not to miss. Get lost in the essence of the French Riviera and the magnificence of Morocco whilst feasting and celebrating.
Start your evening with a glass of Perrier-Jouët before delving into the Esther classic, puff bread and taramasalata. Massimo’s Stracciatella served with grilled golden queen peaches will quickly follow, and then comes the infamous Te Anau saffron linguine, followed by grass-fed ribeye and Kataifi wild caught prawns with a selection of sides. For the finale, transport yourself to the Sicilian countryside with Chef Sean Connolly’s orange-scented tiramisu, and bid farewell to 2022 in a state of pure bliss.