Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
On the day before i returned back to Sydney they took me around to all the wineries (there are so many there, part of the reason they decided to live there...) and lunch at this restaurant in the middle of nowhere.
Potted Smoked Garlic Prawns - $22
With the prawns came barossa valley speck and goats cheese gnocchi which just melted in your mouth. After the platter i was quite full, but it tasted so good that i had to eat it all! There were so many huge prawns in there too which was fantastic.
Smoked Duck Salad - $24
Dad got the duck which Mum already picked that he was going to get it (which is something mum likes to do..). Didn't seem to have to much duck, but it was all hiding under the spinach, orange segments and walnuts. I love duck, but walnuts i do not. I am also still not a big fan of fruit in things. I like my fruit in desserts.
Mum opted for the lamb cutlets with sweet potato mash, caramelised fig jam, and sweet potato chips (those are the shards that are hiding the lamb). Makes your mouth water doesn't it.
Poachers Pantry, Smokehouse Cafe
431 Nanima Road
Ph: 6230 2487
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Green Onion Pancake
For mains we got a meat and a vegetable dish. I can't remember the exact names of the dishes, as it was so long ago and the menu on their website is very limited. For the meat dish we got braised pork belly on vegetables and we got a sichuan eggplant dish. Both mains were very nice, but nothing out of the ordinary. The pork was very tender and sat on a mound of sichuan flavoured vegetables i think? Nothing will beat the sichuan eggplant that we had at the Malaya though, that was the best eggplant dish i have ever had.
This restaurant would be a good place to come with a lot of people as there are so many different things to try. The main meals (that aren't seafood) are around an average of $14 which is quite reasonable. The restaurant is BYO as well. Upstairs there is another part which on the back of the menu states that you can get hotpot up there. They also have lunch deals for $6.95 which is a bargain. Our meal came to about $47 and i thought it was strange that we gave a $50 note and they didn't even bring any change back. We were going to leave the change, but you would think you wouldn't assume that...
Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant
Cnr Little Hay and Dixon Streets
Ph: 9211 8122