Casita Miro (1)
Runner-up, Best Destination Restaurant / Finalist, Best Shared Table
The large plates to share in this Spanish-themed rural idyll are raciones; the small ones, of course, are tapas. The sherries are worth rethinking your afternoon for. Ask for a flight, from dry-
as-a-bone to liquid Christmas cake, or just specify your fancy.
The wines, presented with a broad wink to their seductive power, are delicious too. Chef Cristian Hossack serves the perfect matches, from the honeyed olives all the way to slow-cooked meats, and the whole affair is presided over by Waiheke’s queens of the restaurant floor, Cat Vosper (centre) and Clare Dunleavy.
A favourite dish: chef’s fiesta menu — have a party at your table with four courses for just $75 a head.
Good for vegetarians
Free-range chicken and/or pork
Takes large groups
Craft beer selection
Good for kids