Saturday, 29 December 2012

Adelaide food – Part II

Apologies if you are over hearing about Adelaide!  I promise this is the last post on the topic.  Today I want to tell you about some more of the restaurants we went to.

Parlamento was a buzzy and busy Italian restaurant just across from the casino.  The food was very good.  I enjoyed my Scallopine alla Pescatore (pan-fried veal escalopes, brandy-flamed prawns, in tomato cream salsa – served on Italian style rosemary fried potatoes with string green beans).  And, as you can see, the restaurant décor had a political theme – that gentleman in the togs (sometimes also called "budgie smugglers") is an Australian politician! He was a former South Australian Premier no less!

We stumbled upon Eros Ouzeri, a  Greek restaurant on one of the several times we tried to get into Amalfi's but they were full. (More about them later).  It was also a busy restaurant but we managed to get a table in a little corridor by the kitchen.  The food was modern – including a tapas-style menu ie tasting plates. We had pita bread with a range of yummy dips - Melitzanosalata , Tzatziki, Skordalia and Taramosalata. The service was good although they did take altogether too long to return my credit card to me.  These days it makes me a bit nervous if it is out of my sight for too long.

Bath in Norwood was a nice suburban restaurant.  We went there on a Monday night so it wasn't that busy but still had a nice atmosphere.  It is in an old pub that has been very well renovated.  We shared a salt and pepper squid dish for a starter.  I have only recently been brave enough to eat squid.  This was delicious.  It was lightly dusted with Szechuan pepper and lemon herb flour.

It was a case of third time lucky with Amalfi's.  It is an extremely popular Italian restaurant which didn't seem to take bookings.  As soon as people left another lot would take the table.  But the service was great despite them being so busy and we didn't feel at all rushed.  And the pizza!  Out of this world. I had the Amalfi special (with no anchovies though).  The smaller one was still much too big and my better half had to help me out.

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  1. That pizza looks sooo good. I just finished lunch and you've already made me hungry!

  2. Hi Carole, loved your post on Adelaide (why wouldn't I :)...). Amalfi's is amazing isn't it. Ever since tasting pizza in Italy, its hard eating pizza here. But Amalfi's is great. Glad you loved it here.

  3. Looks delicious! I think I have to go eat now! Happy New Years!!

  4. Fun places to visit! I'd love the pita tapas dish with those delightful dips and the pizza looks amazing.

    Joy's Book Blog


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