Restaurant La Marée, helmed by Michelin starred chef Marc de Passorio has opened at the new-look Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. The new restaurant sees chef Marc team up with Kiwi MasterChef winner Tim Read, bringing to the foodie landscape the best of New Zealand seafood and produce with French culinary techniques.
Marc and Tim are renowned for their culinary passion, with the duo focused on ensuring guests’ experience premier New Zealand produce cooked in a respectful way.
‘La Marée’ translates to ‘the tides’, representing the restaurant’s Viaduct locale and the constant flow of tidal waters mirrors the ever-changing seasonal dishes the chefs create.
Signature dishes featured on the premier menu are Bouillabaisse a la Marseillaise; Crayfish Flambé with Thomson Whiskey & barley miso risotto; Scallops grilled on lava stone and smoked with balsamic, beetroot, pomegranate, lemon caviar, horopito; and Lobster bisque with Espelette pepper, lobster ravioli, coriander and deer milk.
With an elite waterside location in the Viaduct, La Maree has a refined atmosphere to suit occasions of note; be it a celebration, engagement or rendezvous.