seasonal food

Lockdown Goodness in Sumner

balsamic fig chutney

We have been foraging in our neighbourhood and had lots of fresh food we didn’t want to go to waste in the chiller at Clink so here we are making some lockdown goodness.

Just before we got put in lockdown 2 lovely big trays of fresh figs arrived at Clink from Old Road Estate, a lovely family owned estate up in Marlborough. As with all good produce getting from the growers to the customer is fraught with potential disaster and the couriers did eventually deliver our figs but not in the condition they left the farm in, we were so sad and the crew up at the farm were pretted gutted too. As it turned out we weren’t going to be able to offer some delicious fresh fig dishes as LOCKDOWN was anoounced on Monday 23rd and we had to close.

So here we are… at home with kilos of  fresh figs so we decided to do some Clink prep for the coming months.

First up is an insanely delicious Balsamic fig relish which we can’t wait to pair with some ripe soft cheese from Canterbury Cheesemongers when they re-open  but found we had some nice brie and blue in the fridge from Kapiti so we didn’t have to wait too long.

Still got quite a few figs left so going to make some fig infused bourbon next week for our new Manhattan that will be available in Winter on the cocktail list. Head over to our Facebook page to see what else we’ve been up too!

figs

chopping figsfig in pot

We have noticed a few fig trees out in the neighbourhood so if you are lucky enough to have one here’s a recipe to get you started that will keep you going for your cheeseboards all Autumn… maybe even Winter too. Depends how much of a cheese freak you are!

Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small red onions, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups fresh figs, preferably dark purple Mission figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from stems, finely minced
Instructions
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add red onion and saute 3-4 minutes, until onion begins to turn translucent. Add figs, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Stir to combine, bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer about 45 minutes, until the mixture is glossy and thickened. Check seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Cool before serving or storing.Note: For best flavor, store fig balsamic vinegar relish in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days before serving.

Take Away food in Sumner from Clink

Takeaway Menu is live

Here we go again….

another storm to weather, Christchurch knows all about this and together we can do this and come out the other side!

For now we are still going strong at Clink. We’ve doubled down on all our hyghiene practices and have put extra sanitiser stations in place. Our team always do use best practise but we are doing even more by sanitising EFTPOS terminals, handles and really anything that is touched regularly during service including giving our tables and chairs an uber clean between guests. We have the option of contactless payments through PAYWAVE and have asked any staff who have a cold or feel unwell to stay at home.

Despite all these efforts some of you may decide to stay in during this storm so we’ve put together a Take out Menu so you can still enjoy a fabulous Clink meal at home. All our containers are of course plant based and packaged up in a paper carrier bag for you to easily pick up. If you are unable to pick up we may be able to deliver directly to you so please ask if this is possible when you call us with your order. Payment can be made online prior to delivery if this is the case.

Rob and I have been here before and know that during these storms our business model needs to be fluid. We will find ways to keep the good food flowing to all our customers for as long as it takes to come through this.

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TAKEAWAY MENU

Vegan Pizzas have arrived at Clink

#twoforone

The kitchen team are working on some new menu items that will be great for people looking for a vegan alternative. With a reasonably small menu we’ve always struggled on how to offer some of our vegan options that we have in our kitchen, so as we head into our new menu planning for Autumn/ Winter 2020 this is something we are keen to explore.

The first step was easy really. Clink does great pizzas and we have a fantastic vegetarian pizza that with just modifying the cheese to a vegan alternative will finally open up this section of the menu to everyone. We already have gluten free bases available and 2 vegetarian pizzas and now we can offer a Vegan Pizza!

So pop down and give our new VEGAN pizza a go!

THE SHANK – a play on prison jargon not the lamb kind with roast sweet potato, spinach, caramelised onion and spiced cauliflower

And don’t forget we have our two for one pizza deal every Thursday before 8pm, dine in only!

 

 

The perfect place for Fathers Day -Dad’s LOVE Clink!

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What dad really wants is a big juicy steak and a great craft beer! No mess, no fuss, hanging out time with the whole family chatting and letting our great crew look after you all.

The kids are happy we have waffles, pizzas, wraps, pastas AND fab drinks!

Mum is happy – no cooking, no cleaning, delicious fresh, seasonal food AND great wines!

BOOK NOW P. 326 5353 or over at http://clink.co.nz/bookings/

The best venue for your function!

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Needing a great venue for your birthday, anniversary, engagement or corporate event. With spaces for smaller functions from cocktail parties to sit down dinners or hosting a private function Clink Restaurant and Bar in Sumner is the perfect venue. With a dedicated front of house and kitchen team we will make your event shine!

Oozing historical ambience with it’s interior stone walls, wooden floors, open gas fire, lush leather couches and sun drenched courtyard there is no better venue for functions.

Email us today to find out how we can make your event shine!

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Treat Mum this Mothers Day at Clink Restaurant in Sumner

Mum is spoilt for choice for breakfast at Clink. Think smashed avocado with fresh herbs on 8 grain sourdough or herb waffles with house baked beans, slow roasted tomatoes, poached egg and crispy bacon plus many more, to be enjoyed with a breakfast mimosa, Allpress coffee or our fabulous breakfast smoothie.

Clink will be serving up a special Mothers day lunch and dinner with 2 or 3 course options that include a complimentary bubbles for Mum. Details coming soon on our Facebook Event Page 

The RETURN of the Clink Sunday ROAST…. as always we kick start the roasting season on Mothers Day with a succulent roast served from 12pm through to Dinner if there is any left. Let us know if you are wanting the roast when you make your booking as it’s always a sell out!

Clink is the perfect restaurant in Christchurch to treat Mum this Mothers Day!

Bookings Essential.

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Falling into Autumn

fish risotto (2)

 

We’re not quite ready for the warm temperatures of Summer to be over however the dewy morning grass is getting us thinking about food and beverages that reflect the change in the air.

Personally I LOVE change of seasons to get inspired and with places like Pinterest and Instagram feeding our minds with beautiful pictures and endless ideas it’s easy to get excited. Pop over and have a look at what’s feeding the Clink Teams imagination.

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 Clink on Instagram

We’ll be trialling out new season flavours with our Trust the Chef and cocktail of the week specials as we work on our Winter menus so be sure to check out what’s happening over on our Facebook page every Wednesday for what we are serving up.

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