The latest from Atlas

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Who's this in the Jetstar magazine?

If you've been jetting around during April and have flown with Jetstar, you may have spotted a familiar person their in-flight magazine. 

Earlier in the year Jetstar approached Atlas to  asked for a little local knowledge for a feature in their magazine. Our General Manager, Amy, stepped up to give them the low down on her favourite spots around QT.

Click on the here to read what she had to say.

Monday, 27 April 2015

New Evening Menu for Winter

Sticky meatballs with fresh herbs

Leek, fig and blue cheese tart
The chefs have been busy re-working the evening menu for winter. There's lots of tasty new tapas to be tempted by including: 

Warm potato, chorizo, prawn and spinach
salad | $9.5

Sticky meat balls with fresh herbs | $9

Leek, fig and blue cheese tart | $8.5

The main course staples are still on the menu but we've now got a tasty curry served with rice as the fish option. Dinner is served from 5pm-10pm daily so come on in and have a taste. 

Crispy squid with warm tomatoes and olives

Crumbed fish sliders with pineapple salsa

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Garage Project Guest Beer

We've got a new guest beer in for the month.

Aro Noir, from Wellington's amazing Garage Project, is a pitch black full flavoured stout. It is blended from four malts along with Columbus and Summit hops. There's a citric bitterness and aroma that marries nicely with the roasty malt character. 

The beer is inspired by the darkness of a Wellington winter in Aro Valley, but we reckon it'll fit in quite nicely in the Wakatipu Basin too!

Garage Project Aro Noir | 7%

Friday, 17 April 2015

End of Summer Party 2015 - April 26th!

Folks enjoying last year's party
It's sad to say goodbye to the summer season... in our books though, that's a good reason for a knees up. Our end of summer party will be on the April 26th. Not the last day of the gondola this year, but we bought it forward to coincide with the long weekend. Before the Atlas party kicks off the Wynyard World Champs downhill race, the last in the Queenstown series, is taking place. People normally wear their country colours to this race so feel free to do the same at Atlas on the night - to keep the global theme going!

The party starts at 5pm with the prize raffle from 8pm and we'll be expanding into neighbouring Farelli's Trattoria so that there's plenty of room for everyone to come down and enjoy themselves. The more the merrier! And, as usual, we will be holding a mega raffle to raise some coin for the good folks at QMTBC. Many local businesses have generously donated to the raffle, the prizes so far include:

Also many thanks to Southern Hospitality for helping out with the additional glassware!

Raffle tickets are now sale 
at Atlas: 2 for $5, 5 for $10, 12 for $20.

Check out the snaps of last year's event below by Callum Wood to get you in the mood! 

Getting ready for the downhill train to Atlas at last year's party

A happy winner! 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Steak Champion Winter 2015

Sharpen your steak knives! Our Steak Champion competition kicks off on 1st May 2015.

Whoever eats the most Steak & Fries meals between 1st May and June 12th (inclusive) will be crowned the winner and will win a free Steak & Fries meal a day until the mountain is scheduled to close of October 4th!

How is it going to work? Whenever you buy an Atlas Steak & Fries meal you will be given a ticket; write your name on the ticket and pop it in the competition box in the bar. Each week the names will be counted and whoever is in the lead, at the end of each week, will have their name display in the bar for the week. The person who has eaten the most steaks in total by Friday June 12th will be crowned the winner and will be feasting on free steaks until the end of the ski season! The winner will be announced after service on the night of June 12th. Good luck!

T&CS: Competition only applies to Atlas Steak & Fries Meals, any food specials e.g. steak sandwich specials will not be included in the count. Competition is not open the employees, partners of employees of family of employees.

What's on: End of Season Party and are you a Steak Champion?

The days of open windows and eating alfresco may be numbered but there's still heaps going on...

A little update on some of the things we will have going on at Atlas over the next few weeks. As the snow the other day proved, the cold months are definitely on the way. To celebrate the end of another epic season we'll be having our usual fundraising shin-dig for QMTBC with the usual awesome raffle, food specials and fun. We're holding it a little earlier this year, on Anzac weekend, so you'll be able to relax and enjoy the festivities without the prospect of work the next day! More details to follow very soon.

Our next exciting event is for all you Atlas steak and fries lovers out there. From May 1st until June 13th we are going to be counting who eats the most steaks and fries meals... Week by week we will be keeping tally and the person who has eaten the most by June 13th will win a free steak and fries meal a day until the mountain is scheduled to close on October 4th! Full T&Cs and deets will be posted here soon. Could you be our Winter 2015 Steak Champion..?

As the seasons change so does the Atlas menu. Our chefs are working on new dishes for the colder months so look out for our new menu coming soon. Drinks specials in the pipeline are a red ale and of course, mulled wine. Can't do winter without a drop of vin chaud! 

And finally if you're flying Jetstar take a peek at their in-flight magazine for April, you may recognise a certain person one of the pages...

Until next time!