|After a leisurely morning, we headed to explore Piha Beach and...|
|...a hike to Kitekite Falls. Since this is our last day in New Zealand, we decided to stick close to where we're staying and soak up the surroundings.|
|And, of course, what day wouldn't be complete without an exceptional meal? Today was no exception as we thoroughly enjoyed a three-hour lunch at The Refreshment Room on our way back to repack everything to head out tomorrow. A local favorite, this Italian gem is something we would've missed had our host not suggested it. |
We feasted on: (from left, clockwise) risotto w/greens, mozzarella and candied onions, homemade ravioli w/spinach, mushrooms, pecorino and sun-dried tomatoes; chickpea and cheese fries with aioli, herb dip; bitter chocolate cake with in-house made salted caramel ice cream; and Brian's bowl of ice creams - hazelnut & Frangelico, espresso and stracciatella. The whole thing was delicious and was washed down with hard cider, pino gris and espresso.
|Our footsteps on the beach unofficially marked the end of a fabulous vacation. Thanks for following along!|