Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chianto Classico

Yours truly is officially a pro procastinator..not only have I procastinated my revision but I have also procastinated in updating my blog-.- On the bright side, I'm not making amends so here's a post on one of the best restaurants in Adelaide.

Friendly staff, efficient service, yummy food at Hutt Street..everyone was so accommodating that it made me wish I could live like this forever (but unfortunately notT.T).

The dessert menu~ I had a sneak peek before looking at the main menu:p

Deep fried risotto balls~ something different for the night:)

Chicken stuffed with tomatoes and oven baked potatoes ~ This was the special of the night and because I visited this place weeks ago...I have now officially forgotten the entire food description-.-

Pasta con Granchio~ pasta served with spanner crab meat, tomato, chilli and basil. Generous portion although it does look intimidatingO.o Overall very good:)


And now, we shall move on to desserts, something that I have decent memory of:p

Citrus sorbet~ reminds me of iced lemon drinks except more potent. Used to cleanse your tastebuds and prepare one for the upcoming desserts:DD

We had the tasting palate~

Panfrutto al Cioccolato~ fruit style brioche pudding encasing gelato.. my favourite of the night:D

Cassata siciliana~ in lay man terms, dark chocolate fondant served with gelato. Superbly goodxD

Crostata di Limone~ creamy lemon curd with gently roasted rhubarb served with a Chianto Classico Sangiovese flavoured sorbetto. This little piece had stirred a lemon curd craze in me..shall attempt to make one after the exams:D

Panna Cotta al Vincotto~ panna cotta served with fresh strawberry, vanilla and lemon "zuppa". I'm usually not a big fan of panna cottas but this one was certainly divine :D

Overall, food was impressive for Adelaide standard and although I have yet to try everything, I would certainly recommend this place to family and friends:) Shall sample their risotto mains in my next visit;)

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Potatoes - many ways

Australia's supermarket brand, Coles, recently started selling their 5kg bag of potatoes for $2/ 3 (depending on when you get them), of which, is a super bargain if you don't mind swapping your daily rice/ noodle meals:p

Being Asian, I just had to get myself a bag (and share it with my bro lol) and since I have so many of these potatoes lying around, might as well use them to experiment with different cooking techniques:)

First up is the usual potato fries (except mine wasn't deep fried). Salt, pepper, olive oil and some rosemary.

Must have a golden colour to it and make sure they are dried appropriately otherwise you'll end up with soggy chips-.-

Next is oven roasted oven potatoes. Same seasoning, different style of cooking. You can also opt to make mash potatoes or add them to your curry dishes:)

Salmon for dinner~ get those omega 3's coming:)

Caesar salad with bacon pieces, croutons, egg and shaved parmesan cheese~ Salad dressing was made with 1 egg yolk, 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp anchovy essence, some grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper...whisked until nicely mixed before tossing with cos lettuce.