Artistic aesthetic for Marlborough’s newest restaurant
In much the same way as a book can’t be judged by its cover, the newly renovated Scenic Hotel Marlborough has to be delved into and explored to be truly appreciated.
General Manager Brett Inkster says although the hotel looks unchanged from the outside, the hotel has undergone significant interior refurbishment. “We started with the rooms in 2011. Now the restaurant, bar and public areas have also been transformed.
“Mondrians Restaurant and Bar promises an exciting new level of dining in the Marlborough region,” says Brett. “New Head Chef Sash Thathapudi draws on his considerable international experience to present a menu of style and elegance. A fusion of international sophistication and the best local produce, Mondrians Restaurant raises the simple act of sharing a meal to a gastronomic experience.”
Every dish on the comprehensive menu is matched with a quality local wine suggestion. Brett says a new direction for the restaurant is the ‘palate tempter’. “Our Marlborough Seafood taste plate has samples of oyster, mussel, clam, salmon and local produce. It’s a great way to share a taste of the region.
“Speaking of the tastes of Marlborough, our daily seasonal seafood special is set to become a local favourite. We’ve put together a combination entrée and main which will change daily and feature the best, most seasonal local delicacies.”
Dining extends to the bar area during the day, with morning and afternoon teas specially catered for with fresh espresso and a selection of teas. Specialty cakes and bakery morsels bring a touch of elegance to sharing a coffee with friends in the courtyard.
Brett says the new name and décor for the restaurant and bar come from the distinctive feature glass walls and abstract artwork used in the renovation. “Inspired by the aesthetic of Piet Mondrian, a founder of the Dutch modern art movement De Stijl in the early 1900s, the glass is striking in its simplicity and elegance. Mondrian’s work is famous for the purity of his abstractions, typified by a white base with black lines and the three primary colours. The décor has been designed to reflect the beauty and simplicity of his work, and the finished result is quite spectacular.”
Fine dining and gourmet offerings will extend to the hotel’s in-room dining and room service, matching the bright, modern renovation of the rooms. Scenic Hotel Marlborough’s conference and meeting facilities will undergo refurbishment next, and are due to be completed in early December. Exterior landscaping will be undertaken next year to enhance the indoor/outdoor flow of the bar area, cementing Mondrians as a gourmet destination for the Marlborough region.
For further information please contact:
General Manager, Scenic Hotel Marlborough
T 03 520 6187
M 027 431 6919
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