Casa Tua

Daily deal websites give you the chance to try those restaurants you never would at full price, they reveal restaurants you never knew existed (giving you the chance to come across hidden gems), but they also lure you in to spending money you wouldn’t have otherwise spent (attacking your inner bargain hunter, who just can’t resist a good deal).

The good thing about Casa Tua is how close it is – for me anyway, saves on the driving and the headache of finding parking. The deal was for a 3-course meal. Overall the food was average for me, the night was more of a well needed catch up with a friend, so despite the dishes, it was still an enjoyable evening. Something that requires mention is the creme brulee, I only managed a few mouthfuls and left the accompanying biscuit untouched. (To date, Lassiette is the best place I’ve had this favourite of mine, extremely smooth and creamy with just the right amount of vanilla. I haven’t been back for a while, so hopefully they haven’t changed. I’ll be sure to do a feature when I make my much needed visit!)

The Plate starstar

The Taste starstar

The Shine starstarstar

The Smile starstarstar

The Mood starstarstar

The Money starstar It should be worth mentioning that the entire meal cost me and my friend $25 NZD each.

Risotto - Mushroom, spinach and chive risotto topped with shaved parmesan and black truffle oil

Risotto – Mushroom, spinach and chive risotto topped with shaved parmesan and black truffle oil

Calamari Fritti - Lightly pan fried calamari in olive oil, served with a lemon, garlic and parsley

Calamari Fritti – Lightly pan fried calamari in olive oil, served with a lemon, garlic and parsley

Fillet Steak - Seared to perfection and finished in the oven, served with a thyme and mushroom jus

Fillet Steak – Seared and finished in the oven, served with a thyme and mushroom jus

Pork Belly - Oven-baked pork belly served with red wine jus, balsamic reduction, stewed apple and crispy crackle

Pork Belly – Oven-baked pork belly served with red wine jus, balsamic reduction, stewed apple and crispy crackle

Cream Brulee - Custard with a caramel top served with a savoiardi

Cream Brulee – Custard with a caramel top served with a savoiardi

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