Seafood Madness at Hammerheads Restaurant
Mom and I counted our dollars and pennies, and we decided that we had enough money to indulge in a fine meal before we ended our trip in New Zealand.
In Johannesburg, it’s no secret that we have our favourite seafood restaurant, Fishmonger. Not many people know that our favourite restaurant in Auckland was the Hammerheads Restaurant. The hubby and I used to celebrate every birthday there.
Hammerheads does great seafood platters and the one we had did not fail. It was a spectacular spread of fresh oysters, scallops, crayfish, soft shell crab, calamari, prawns, clams, snapper fish fillets and mussels. And it came with a seafood chowder that was loaded with seafood too. It’s amazing how much two women can eat.
Everything was so fresh that it all tasted like it was fresh out of the sea. It was all perfectly cooked, as always. And true to Kiwi fashion, we had the yummiest New Zealand sauvignon blanc to complement the meal. This was serious gastronomic heaven.
I was so stuffed with seafood and wine that I collapsed on my bed and crashed as soon as we got back to the hotel. What a nice finale to a wonderful trip with Mom. Heh heh.
Hammerheads Restaurant is located at 19 Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay, Auckland. If you visit this restaurant, forget everything else on the menu and just go for their seafood platter (for 2) and the best bottle of sauvignon blanc you can afford to drink. You won’t regret it.