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Selwyn Times: February 07, 2017

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20 Tuesday February 7 2017 TASTE SELWYN SELWYN TIMES Northern Italian food at its best Your guide to the best Taste in Selwyn Memorys Restaurant A boutique establishment with an emphasis on relaxed dining and small private functions. Set amongst mature trees with a well-established garden and large courtyard area. An intimate selection of meals changes weekly. Memorys is an unlicensed premises, however offer a beverage selection with a difference. 227 Leeston Rd, Springston. Ph 03 329 5554 or 027 295 5545 Bookings essential, phone or text. info@memorys.co.nz, www.memorys.co.nz Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm Follow us on Facebook Milan is known for its food and often mooted as the cuisine capital of Italy. Locally, Milanese Restaurant in Prebbleton is the king of Italian dining. Figo Liu is passionate about preparing authentic Italian food. Figo is into his fifth year of owning and operating Milanese Restaurant and word has been spreading about its superb food and warm friendly service. Figo and his staff love seeing their regulars as well as welcoming new diners who have come to try their northern style Italian cooking. There is plenty of Italian cuisine on the menu. It includes chicken, pork, beef, lamb and seafood pasta mains cooked in delectable sauces, produced on the premises from fresh ingredients; dishes such as the ever popular Spaghetti Carbonara and Seafood Pasta. There is also a wide range of pizzas with favourites being Chicken Cranberry and Lamb. For those preferring a steak, the ribeye and T-bone meals are served with a choice of fresh sauce: garlic herb, pepper brandy, blue cheese or mushroom. You might also try the bacon wrapped rich beef fillet that is freshly cooked in the Italian sweet wine Marsala sauce then served with chicken pate. Start the meal with a fresh crisp prawn or calamari salad entrée, some smooth brandy and bacon chicken liver pate, or a serving of pizza bread. For total satisfaction, finish off with one of the really special desserts like the egg-free Tiramisu or Panna Cotta pudding. Figo emphasises natural cooking methods where recipes are prepared in a traditional manner, where flavours come from the cooking of fresh ingredients and sugar content is low, ensuring that diners have a truly authentic Italian food experience. Functions and large groups of up to eighty people are easily catered for at Milanese Restaurant. There is always room for individuals and groups who might be celebrating a birthday or other special occasion with antipasto dishes available, and special dietary needs catered for (especially if advance notification is provided). With a central air conditioning system keeping diners cool over summer, Milanese Restaurant is a really pleasant place for an evening meal. The restaurant is open from 4.30pm until 10pm; every Tuesday through to Sunday. If wanting to experience the taste of this superb northern Italian food, it is best to book by telephoning: 349 9652 or emailing milanesenz@hotmail.com. You can also check Milanese Restaurant out on www.milanese.co.nz. Milanese A taste of Italy right here in Selwyn... Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret no longer. The Milanese fully licenced Italian restaurant and pizzeria is an exceptional place to dine when you want a taste of Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara, Spaghetti, to authentic Italian Pizzas. Dine In or Takeaway. Licensed/BYO wine only. Private Functions available. Cnr Springs & Marshs Road 407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652 (entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop) Quartz - Wine Bar & Restaurant The only wine bar & restaurant in Selwyn! Offering great service, quality wines, craft beers and a menu specially designed to avoid ‘food envy’! Diners are encouraged to order a range of dishes and share a taste of each. Or simply order from the selection of main meals, steaks or salads. Come in for a drink or contact us to book in for a meal. 82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192 www.quartzrolleston.co.nz Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-Late. Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook Tai Tapu Hotel ‘Unique Country Pub’ Fine food, friendly folk, fabulous scenery and relaxed atmosphere. Sheltered courtyard and outdoor areas, perfect for dining or platters and wines. A La Carte Restaurant Open 7 Days 12pm to Last seating around 8pm 780 Old Tai Tapu Road P: 03 329 6819 taitapuhotel@xtra.co.nz www.wix.taitapuhotel.com

2 [Edition datE] SELWYN TIMES Tuesday February 7 2017 21 Storytime and Rhymetime Sessions for pre-schoolers resume in term 1. For session times visit www.selwynlibrary.co.nz/kids Selwyn Libraries in Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield and Lincoln. The World Around Us Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-1pm, until February 26 Artworks inspired by the world we live in by Karen Baker, Averil Cave, Alison Purves and Helen Seach. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln. Darfield Drive-in Movie Friday, 7-9.30pm Get your friends and family together, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a family friendly movie outdoors this summer. Pull into a car park, tune into the special frequency on your car radio and chill out in front of our huge outdoor screen. Darfield Domain, North Tce. Church garage sale Saturday, 9am-12.30pm Household goods, clothing, children’s toys, books and more. There will also be a sausage sizzle and a bouncy castle on site. Lincoln Union Church, 126 East Belt. Do your children lack self-confidence, or perhaps have so much energy that they need an outlet for it? Development through drama is the ideal approach to teach confidence and channel youthful energy while building self-esteem. The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has been in New Zealand for 35 years. This highly regarded international programme helps students aged 5 to 17 fulfil their potential by acting confidently and speaking clearly. Our unique, self-development programme helps achieve invaluable life skills. The confident, articulate child makes friends easily, accepts challenges and new directions. Confident children become well-rounded adults. Our fully qualified teachers are trained in the Helen O’Grady Drama system, they ensure each child is encouraged and valued in a warm, positive learning environment. Lessons stimulate and motivate students without the exam or Email tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday 13th Annual West Melton Art Event Saturday, 4-6pm, until February 19 A fine art exhibition by local artists Nut Point Centre, 703 Old West Coast Rd. Entry $2. Music on the Green Rolleston Sunday, 4.30-7pm Pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxing evening of music by local musicians. Rolleston Reserve, behind Rolleston Library. Be Active term one Monday, 12.30-2pm, for eight weeks Be Active programmes are designed for people new or returning to activity, with a focus on enjoying being active and giving things a go. Participants have the opportunity to try out a range of activities such as low impact exercise, aqua jogging or aquacise, gym, sports and dance; and discuss topics that support a healthy lifestyle. Rolleston Community Centre, 94 Rolleston Drive. The cost is $3 per group activity session. To register your interest, phone Anna Wilson on 373 5045. CONTINUING EDUCATION Help your child grow in confidence peer group pressure. Weekly class activities include speech training, creative movement and improvisation. Our Youth Theatre programme encourages the development of leadership and organisational skills. We also offer Trinity College London examinations as an option for those who wish to pursue an international qualification. Our safe structured learning environment values student individuality and encourages team building. After school classes available near you. Enrol now, or phone 0800 161 131 and see our website www. helenogrady.co.nz Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 9am- 1pm, opposite Challenge Darfield, South Tce. Rolleston Envirotown Market: Sunday, 10am-1pm, Rolleston Square. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton. Running Groups The running groups aim to get like-minded members of the community fit and engaged with each other. All running groups have a handicapped start to cater for different abilities. Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Prebbleton Runners: Tuesday registration from 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Prebbleton Reserve soccer ground. Gold coin donations. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. Piano Raewyn Clegg Registered Teacher of Piano and Theory of Music. 29 Lancewood Drive Halswell Ph 322-9377 CLOWNING AROUND: Adam Allsorts will be amongst the entertainment at Picnic in the Park Lincoln this Thursday. Other attractions will include the Selwyn Events games trailer, live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania and more. There will be activities for all ages and prizes up for grabs. A free sausage sizzle is available but people are encouraged to pack a picnic and make an evening of it. The event will be held at Lincoln Domain, 5.30-7.30pm. ​ Drama Classes Communication Be heard Presentation Be seen Confidence Be YOU Fun Classes for 5-17 years Weekly Classes 0800 161 131 www.helenogrady.co.nz SIT OPEN NIGHT CHRISTCHURCH CAMPUS 60 Waterloo Road, Hornby, Christchurch TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2017 5PM - 7PM CHECK OUT 2017 STUDY OPTIONS Come and discuss your study options with our staff For more info email sit@sit.ac.nz 0800 TO STUDY www.sit.ac.nz