Fino Vino is the new child of the dynamic duo – hospitality veterans David Swain and Sharon Romeo of, most recently, Fino fame. The original Fino was in Willunga before the big move to Seppeltsfield – but for some time there’s been a desire to open something in Read more
When I heard the Charlick’s was closing, I was horrified! It was one of my new Adelaide favourites. I’d already been three times in the short time it had been open and told everyone I know about it. But Alas, chef Blake Drinkwater decided to move on and I guess, life must go on. So the plan for the venue? I was told by restaurant manager Read more
These days, it’s not often I get inspired to write a blog post. Life just seems to get in the way. And then comes L’italy and I feel compelled to spread the word. L’italy is brought to us by Walter Ventura and the team responsible for Ruby Red Flamingo Read more
*SINCE WRITING THIS POST CHARLICK’S HAS CLOSED*
I’m excited about Charlick’s – I’ve already been twice, and as a matter of fact, I’ve tried every dish on the current menu! The last time I dined at this location it was Vardon Restaurant and the place has certainly undergone an extreme makeover into something cool and modern.
It’s attached to the Stag but entry is off Vardon Avenue. So what’s with the name? It’s named after east-ender William Charlick – the founder of the Adelaide Fruit Read more
*SINCE WRITING THIS, LA PROVENCE HAS NOW CLOSED*
La Provence – it’s the new French restaurant in Adelaide’s CBD occupying the space of my former favourite Chinese restaurant, From Orient. I was pretty excited when I found out that it’s another venture from chef Tarik Marco who’s also responsible for Le Mistral in Willunga that I’ve enjoyed. Tarik’s food philosophy is based on a quote from Alain Ducasse ‘Simple Sain et Bon’ meaning ’Simple Healthy and Tasty’. While Le Mistral is serving regional, rustic French food, the menu at La Provence is more refined and focuses Read more
SINCE WRITING THIS, RIAD IS NO LONGER OPEN
In Morocco, a ‘riad’ is a large traditional house built around a central courtyard or garden. That central space is usually a focal point where family and friends meet up to relax and enjoy food and drink, often feasting on shared platters.
Owner of the new Riad Mezze Restaurant Dessert and Wine Bar (yes, it’s quite a mouthful!) on Unley Road, Chrissie Pongracz and husband David have been inspired by their Read more
Simon Kardachi has done it again. In conjunction with Adelaide-born chef Adam Liston, he’s transformed the old Leigh Street Bollywood site into an Asian barbecue restaurant and bar, Shobosho. And, in line with his other 8 ventures including Osteria Oggi, Press Food & Wine and the Pot Food & Wine, Kardachi has once again been successful in creating a quality venue based around the concept of large and small share plates Read more
SINCE WRITING THIS, KUA IS NO LONGER OPEN
I so love to try new places and Saturday night brought Kua Bar & Bistro in Gilbert Place, next door to Hains & Co. It’s Mexican, but don’t go with any preconceived ideas – it’s not the type of Mexican you might be used to – we were somewhat surprised to Read more
To date, we’ve only had a small selection of what you might call ‘high end’ fine dining restaurants in Adelaide – you know, those places you go for that special occasion – that make that big impression… (as well as on your wallet). Magill Read more
Since it opened, I’ve been a big fan of Sushi Planet on Adelaide’s West Terrace. Not only is the food delicious and presented beautifully (great for Instagram pics!), it just happens to be close to my office, and there’s easy parking. I’ve dined in on numerous occasions but I’ve also often taken advantage of their free delivery option. My favourite delivery? Hands down, the Deluxe Sushi Set consisting of Read more