New Lyttelton eatery, Sullivans reopens

ABBIE NAPIER
Last updated 16:07 16/07/2014
The Shroom Room
Daniel Tobin

LYTTELTON: The Shroom Room focuses on funghi.

Honset Organics breakfast bowl
Honset Organics breakfast bowl

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NO FUNGHI BUSINESS

The Shroom Room has opened up in Lyttelton and the name alone is stirring up a lot of interest.

However, owners Richard Leech and Koryn Hope say it's all about being vegetarian, not about the magical mushrooms.

The Shroom Room is at 48 London St where Tommy Chang's was.

They've covered over the courtyard to keep out the rain, and the whole place is vibed vegetarian and mushrooms.

Havana coffee is being sold and barista Kate you may remember from Savoy Brown, and Bump and Grind.

Richard says the Shroom Room will eventually have entry off the $3 million square being developed right next door, and will also become a Friday/Saturday night music venue with live music and DJs.

He's also planning on bringing back Tommy Chang's vinyl swap. Check out The Shroom Room on Facebook. Open 8am-4pm seven days.

BEERVANA

Time to book your tickets and get to the capital for the annual Beervana festival. Canterbury brewers are heading north for the event and will hopefully come home with the usual impressive collection of awards and accolades.

Wellington on a Plate is also on during the festival so there's really no excuse not to get up there and support our local brewers.

Breweries participating include Three Boys Brewery and Cassels and Sons.

OLD FAVOURITE RETURNS

Sullivans Irish Pub is back! After three long years, Mark Sullivan's bar has re-opened in Lincoln Rd, next door to the Addington Coffee Co-op.

Sullivans is in the space formerly occupied by the Bedrock Bar, and you'd remember it from Manchester St pre-quake. The new pub is hosting live music and is a short stroll from all the offices going up in Lincoln Rd.

BOWLS OF LOVE

There's a new face at the Christchurch Farmers' Market on Saturdays, serving up some delicious breakfast for people on the go.

Alex Pole, 22, has set up Honest Organics selling bowls of breakfast featuring of yummy treats. The base is chia seeds soaked in coconut and rice milk and vanilla bean paste. On top there's a berry jam, apricot sauce and maple syrup, with a seed-based granola and fresh fruit. All for $7.

Honest Organics will take orders for the bowls, meaning you can buy them during the week and keep them in the fridge. Introduce yourself to Alex at the market, or text an order to 027 256 4995. Honest Organics is on Facebook.

DRINKS WITH SKIS

Beer brand Corona is taking its restored 1963 Airstream trailer around the ski slopes this winter bringing the party to people carving up the mountains.

The Corona Snow Bars will be set up on the slopes in the South Island over the next month or so. Each bar comes with a live performance.

Mt Hutt is hosting the Snow Bar on Saturday, July 23, with a performance from Arma Del Amor. Turn your ski trip into a party.

CANTABS CONTRIBUTE

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The Great New Zealand Cookbook (made by the people who made The Great New Zealand Songbook) is out now and includes recipes from some awesome Cantabrians.

More than 80 Kiwis contributed almost 200 recipes. Among them are some real gems including puff pastry, eccles cakes and a mince and cheese pie from Canterbury Cheesemongers.

Chefs such as Jo Seagar and Al Brown also contributed to the book. You can get it from bookstores and New World Supermarkets. Sale profits go to KidsCan and it's selling at about $40.

- The Press

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