Wow - we're catching our breath here at the Curly Tree as the 2011 season rolls to a stop
The Waita has reverted to it's quiet, iconic, West Coast fishing village persona - a far cry from the net waving, 4WD racing metropolis it becomes for 10 weeks or so as the little fish make their way up-river
And 2011 will go down as one of the better seasons in recent memory - good catches, a few PB's, and mostly decent weather (by West Coast standards anyway). Already looking forward to 2012
It's great to see lots of overseas visitors still dropping in to the Curly Tree for a quick West Coast experience - and of course a taste of the local delicacy. A big Thank You!to all the people who kindly refer visitors into the Curly Tree - it is most appreciated
Looming on the horizon now - we're looking forward to the summer festival season! Among other places, Curly Tree will be popping up in Marlborough, Lake Moana, Clyde, and Hokitika over the summer months so if you're an avid festival-goer keep an eye open and your taste buds ready for the authentic West Coast whitebait taste
Curly Tree has also sprouted in Motueka! Maz, Dani, Bex and Co are now regulars at the Saturday Motueka market and are cooking delicious West Coast whitebait patties flat out for the locals and the visitors - keep an extra eye out on a lazy Sunday morning in Mot as well
Remember - all you add to a whitebait pattie is......