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New Menu at the Pig and Whistle!

WRITTEN ON 10 April 2019

A new winter menu, beer tasting evenings and the ever popular quiz nights are all returning to the Pig and Whistle for the cooler months ahead – ensuring you don’t slip in to complete hibernation mode over winter.


The new Menu is something to feast your eyes over, catering to all nutritional requirements while giving customers the chance to try something new and original, along with the Pig Classics; tried and true old favourites which return for another season.


Those favourites include the ever-popular Lamb Shanks. Prepared and braised, by chefs for 4hrs in a red wine, rosemary & beef stock. Creating a hearty and robust dish, with meat that just falls off the bone. It’s the quintessential kiwi pub meal that the Pig & Whistle is known for – just ask the locals! Accompanied with roasted pumpkin, steamed green vegetables, and minted peas it’s easy to see why the Pig & Whistle went through four pallets of lamb shanks last winter – it’s set to be a winning dish for locals and visitors for the coming months.


The Pig & Whistle will host David Nicholls, Moa Breweries Head Brewer, at their Historic Pub next month, to talk LAMB SHANKS and taste beer on Wednesday the 15th of May. Enthusiasts from around the area are invited to come and meet David and find out what it takes to make a great brew while sampling the very best on offer from Moa. David will be sharing his knowledge and love of Moa Beer along with advising the Pig & Whistle team on the ideal “beer and meal match” on their new menu.


Gregg Brown, the owner of the Pig & Whistle, is excited to share this evening with beer lovers, “David Nicholls is well recognised as one of New Zealand’s best brewers. His passion and enthusiasm are legendary in the industry. The depth of knowledge is amazing with over 30 years’ experience, training in London, Berlin, and Amsterdam, working within some of the world’s largest breweries”.


The recent switch to an all New Zealand range of beers on tap has been met the market and firmly stamped its place as a “must visit” for tourists visiting the geothermal city, while still looking after their loyal customers.


Included in the line-up of New Zea- land Moa Beers’ is a collaboration that everyone has been talking about with Lewis Road Creamery for Moa’s Milk Chocolate Stout is set to be a firm favourite this Winter. The Stout is described as decadent and rich but also features Heilala Vanilla, grown in Tonga by a Bay of Plenty firm. With the recent Silver award in the International Specialty Beer Category at the International Brewing Awards, it is sure to be a drop people will be tempted to taste.


The cosy and warm ambiance of the Pig and Whistle makes it the perfect place to escape the cold this winter. Whether you’re there to enjoy a plate of hearty winter fare, find a beer you love or rack your brain with their weekly quiz night begin- ning May 2nd.


It’s always a warm welcome at the Pig and Whistle – Rotorua’s Historic Pub.