03 Mar Cou cou! We’re still here… are YOU? March 21
Our city was gently reawakening after the playful days of sand sifting through the hour glass of summer. Through January we had enjoyed the good produce from our garden, and relished time to be at home to cook it up for family and friends. But the city beckoned and we pivoted our attention away from idle days and back to work. However, with no international visitors in the city, fewer commuters coming in to offices and a sense of hesitation to embrace city life, a feeling of languor pervades Auckland. Now, with the whisper of autumn in the air, hospitality businesses are bracing for the ongoing drama of Covid in all our lives.
We are so grateful we can still be open as a grocery store and continue to offer takeaways through this difficult period. It’s also been a most productive time for our kitchen team who have cooked up some fabulous new Ready Meals including our new Chef’s Selection meal pack to keep hungry folks at home happy with delicious and nutritious dinners (or lunches!). Good food for anytime really! And you can buy one of our gorgeous Culinary Bouquets full of Herbs & Edible Flowers to enjoy (& snip from too!) while you’re preparing food in your kitchen. Our florist is still busy creating uplifting and lovely bouquets for you, and for anyone whose in need of a treat! You can use our delivery service to cheer up a friend (order online).
At Scarecrow we are preparing to farewell our most valued Front of House Manager, Alessandra. But, not to break with tradition, we are looking forward to welcoming another Italian soon- Anna! Do come by to say ‘arrivederci’ to Alessandra & ‘ciao’ to Anna!
And keep absorbing that sunny vitamin D while stocks last!!
See you soon,
A Covid Plea
It’s no secret the yoyo-ing in and out of Alert Levels has crippled city businesses, hospitality perhaps one of the worst affected. We were grateful to move back to Alert Level 1 after a brief recent lockdown, but the effect of even 3 days’ restrictions will be felt for some time. Your custom, particularly in our inner city store, means everything and it has been heartening to see the trickle back to a sort of normality. There’s a long way to go, and here we make a plea: please support your local businesses. Times are incredibly tough, and every time you choose Scarecrow for your ready meals, breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, flowers, gifts & grocery we do a little happy dance. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming even more of you back to our beautiful city centre.
New Ready Meal Pack
The Chef’s Selection is here & at $115 for 6 meal items is incredible value. Chef will choose for you 3 mains including a pie, a lasagne & main meal complemented by 3 side dishes or deli items. These are available in Classic, Vegetarian & Gluten Free options so there really is something to feed everyone. Absolutely perfect for having friends over at the last minute – how we look forward to being able to do that again soon! Until we’re able to though, grab a Chef’s Selection and have dinners sorted for the entire week.
Wine tastings from the Cellar