One of the things I love about holidaying in Whitianga is Salt, a restaurant and bar with never-fail amazing food. We eat really well at home and at friends' houses, which makes the restaurants' jobs a lot harder, but Salt always seems to meet the challenge.
Eating there a week or so ago I had a simple and exceptionally tasty starter of cold cured salmon slices, with mandarin (or it may have been wee segments of tangelo) and buffolo mozzarella, all drizzled with a lovely oil (from memory I'm going to say it was avocado, but really any nice, full-flavoured oil will do - a basil one would be perfect!). The plate was supposed to be with scallops (which Shaun had and loved), but being allergic I had those replaced. And boom - mozzarella was the perfect foil for the stronger flavours of the citrus and the salmon. You can grab a ball from most supermarkets, or from local foodie stores such as our Red Kitchen.
Buon appetito and enjoy the summer!