Amano is welcoming winter in a number of enticing ways, and we have an exclusive dining experience for four up for grabs

A long-time favourite of Team Denizen, Amano is without a doubt one of the city’s finest eateries. Offering exceptional, Italian-inspired fare from sunrise to sunset, made using only sustainable, locally sourced and in-season produce from New Zealand growers and farmers.

Given the emphasis placed on honouring the seasons, Amano’s menu is ever-changing, and this winter there are a host of exceptional new dishes and drinks joining the fold, as well as seasonal additions to exciting favourites. In celebration of Winter Solstice, the stalwart eatery has a number of enticing new dishes and drinks on offer which are perfect for enjoying on the year’s shortest day.

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The ultimate winter indulgence, truffles have joined the menu at Amano, available on any dish diners desire, or order Amano’s handmade tagliatelle with truffle and parmesan.

The lamb shoulder is a classic Amano dish, slow-cooked and served with pickles, yoghurt chilli, and currant dressing with piadina. This is the ultimate, comforting winter dish, perfect for sharing between two to four diners with a selection of tasty sides.

Amano is known for offering some of the best pasta in town, and their Cacio Pepe — the perfect antidote to the inclement weather, is back on the menu, much to the delight of discerning diners across the city. Simple, satisfying, and a must-order.

Also back on the menu is Amano’s classic side — crisp cos lettuce served with anchovy, parmesan, and goddess dressing. No trip to Amano is complete without this winter staple.


Other highlights and ingredients diners will find on the menu heading into winter include Jerusalem artichokes, butternut, and an exciting Wapiti venison neck pasta. Keep your eyes out for these seasonal specials and more in the coming months.

On the drinks front, things have taken a welcome wintery turn, with two new cocktails and a decadent hot drink being added to the menu. The newly added pear cocktail is a winter delight, combining bourbon, applejack, nocello and seasonal pear to offer the ultimate cosy cocktail. Regulars will also be pleased to know that Amano’s infamous Spicy Margarita is back in the mix — a unique take that combines kiwifruit, tequila, martini bianco, and Cointreau. And, although always on the menu, Amano’s Macadamia Hot Chocolate is the ultimate cosy beverage to warm your cockles on a winter’s afternoon.

Wet Jacket Pirate Pinot Noir 2017

If all of this sounds as irresistible to you as it does to us, book a table at Amano today (we all know how busy it can get!). Or, enter our incredible giveaway below for the chance to win a table for four for lunch or dinner worth $850, complete with an exclusive Magnum of Wet Jacket Pirate Pinot Noir 2017 — the only one in the country, and one of only 20 produced each year.

Win an exclusive dining experience for four at Amano, worth $850
Enter here to be in to win a table for you and three friends to an irresistible lunch or dinner at Amano (to the value of $400), complete with an exclusive Magnum of Wet Jacket Pirate Pinot Noir 2017 (the only one in the country, might we add), worth $450.

Entries close Friday 5th July 2024 at 10:00am.

The winner will be contacted privately via email.
The prize must be redeemed for a lunch or dinner at Amano and cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner and their guests must arrange transport to and from the venue and all attending must be 18 years and over.
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