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Adelaide Day Trip on Australia Day 2013

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This is a really delayed post but please read on, the content is still awesome! Plus there are photos of Adelaide~

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Another trip to Adelaide, this time with two awesome friends (read about the previous Adelaide Trip here). Yuen and I were only there for the day and Lily was there for the weekend. Both Lily and I have been to Adelaide before, but Yuen hadn’t, so we just took it easy and went with the flow >>> with a 0700 flight in the morning and 2300 return flight. Everything was planned on the day, with hardly any research done prior.

And of course, I am going to focus on food intake on this trip more than anything else: the following was our food intake timeline:

1. Breakfast – Cafe Terra Rosa > 2. Lunch – The Lord Lyndoch > 3. Dinner – Red Ochre

Food Stop 1: Cafe Terra Rosa

Address: Adelaide Airport, South Australia

Bright and early in Adelaide Airport – we had a brain storm breakfast session. Tools? – A map, big brekky and cup of a coffee.

Trip planning as we go - with some incentives 安排行程也是需要小小鼓勵的

Plus… a little incentive

Big (fat) Breakfast. Took them a while but it was all happy endings. '巨無霸'早餐. 這家店早上挺忙的.

Big (fat) Breakfast. Took them a while to deliver (busy restaurant) but it was all happy endings.

From the airport we hired a car and stopped by Adelaide City before we headed into Barossa Valley.

Rundle Mall on Rundle Street - the Bourke St of Adelaide (if I may call it so).

Rundle Mall on Rundle Street – the Bourke St of Adelaide (if I may call it so).

There are lots of Haighs Chocolate shops in Adelaide CBD. Wiki fact: Alfred E. Haigh was born in 1877 in Adelaide, South Australia. His first shop, on the "Beehive Corner" of Rundle Mall and King William Street is still in operation. The décor of the shop remains the same as when it first opened, although now it directly faces a competitor, Darrell Lea Chocolates.

There are lots of Haighs Chocolate shops in Adelaide CBD. Fact: Alfred E. Haigh was born in 1877 in Adelaide, South Australia. His first shop, on the “Beehive Corner” of Rundle Mall and King William Street is still in operation. The décor of the shop remains the same as when it first opened, although now it directly faces a competitor, Darrell Lea Chocolates.

"Will you kiss miiiiii?"

Haighs Display – “Will you kiss moiiiiii?”

This photo was taken with an SLR, the film was really old making this photo look 20 years older than it is. In Adelaide Arcade.

This photo was taken with an SLR, the film was really old making this photo look 20 years older than it is.
In Adelaide Arcade on Australia Day.

We're like.. Super Cool. In Cotton On Rundle Street trying on sunnies.

We’re like.. Super Cool. In Cotton On Rundle Street trying sunnies on.

The city was very peaceful and quiet in the morning, we only stayed there for a little while, long enough to purchase some snacks from Woolworth and then we were off again. From the city, we drove to Lyndoch and looked for a place for lunch.

But before we got there, we stopped over at this antique store/cellar for some souvenirs.

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Chateau Barossa

An antique and wine chateau

An antiques gift store and wine chateau. There were jewelries, accessories, room decorations, incense/candles and garden decorations etc…

We then urbanspooned the area and found our lunch at:

Food Stop 2.0: The Lord Lyndoch

Address: 23 Barossa Valley Hwy, Lyndoch, SA 5351
How to get there: Driving or On Tour
Telephone: (08) 8524 5440
Trading Hours:
Monday ~ Friday | 1000 til late
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays | 0930 til late
Breakfast
Saturday, sunday and public holidays – 9:30am until Midday
Lunch
Daily – Midday until 2pm
Dinner
Monday to Thursday and Sunday – 6pm until 8pm
Friday and Saturday – 6pm until 8:30pm
Website: http://www.lordlyndoch.com/
Dining conditions: Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 – Australia Day Lunch
Average Per Head: $$
The Lord Lyndoch on Urbanspoon

The Lord Lyndoch stood tall in Lyndoch, a small town in Barossa Valley that is 58 km northeast of Adelaide. We enjoyed a light meal alfresco style at the restaurant with barely any fellow diners.

Moooooo!

Moooooo!

Black and Hot Pink, you won't miss it.

Black and Hot Pink, you won’t miss it.

Award winning

Award winning coffee in 2006. Now 7 years later, I wondered whether Leanne was still there.

Lunch special: Crumbed Prawns – chips, tartare and lemon $15.00. (Main: Golden tender prawns served with show string chips, homemade tartare and fresh garden salad $32.90)

Great prawns, fresh and tender.

Great prawns, fresh and tender.

In beautiful colours.

In beautiful colours.

Stuffed Mushrooms – filled with chef’s pine nut, herb and cheese seasoning; oven baked with garden salad $19.90

8 soldier lined up on the plate

8 soldier lined up on the plate

Those mushrooms came with delicious fillings, shame it only came with such little portion (for $20).

Those mushrooms came with amazingly-delicious fillings, I can still remember the texture and the aroma! However, I was a bit disappointed with the portion – only 8 mini mushrooms. Was more of an entree size for me.

Homemade Desserts: Lime Syrup Cake – served with zesty lime ice-cream $13.90

Refreshing dessert after a light meal

Refreshing dessert after a light meal, loved the ice-cream with the lime tanginess

Total: 63.60

Overall, the food at The Lord Lyndoch were fantastic at the restaurant, but they were not generous in portion. I enjoyed the service, thanks to a young Aussie fella who was very enthusiastic and chatty. It is a tourist attraction and I do hope to catch the Lord Lyndoch on its more vibrant days.

AND THEN, WE MOVED ONTO OUR NEXT DESTINATION:

2.1: Kellermeister Wine Cellar : home of the Wild Witch Shiraz

Kielmister

Kellermeister Wine Cellar

Where Wild Witches reside

Where Wild Witches reside

Tried over 10 wines and got a bit >> happy

Tried around 10 wines and got a bit >> happy

Soo happy

Too happy

The Wild Witch Shiraz was indeed quite a good wine, but its price in the cellar was higher in comparison to the ones in Dan Murphy. But of course, it was the selection process at a cellar that mattered; I would recommend Wild Witch Shiraz to Shiraz fans.

2.2 Yalumba Winery

http://www.yalumba.com.au/

Did a bit of sight-seeing at Yalumba Winery, very beautiful location for events and such.

Yalumba was another cellar

Yalumba was another cellar

Nature

Nature’s gift

2.3 Eden Valley

We took a different route on our way back into Adelaide, stopped by Eden Valley and took a few shots.

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Not too far from Melbourne, our flight was at 8

Not too far from Melbourne, only 634km. We had plenty of time because our flight was not until 9:30pm.

Food Stop 3: Red Ochre Grill

Address: North Adelaide Park Lands, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide, SA 5006
How to get there: Driving – parking available at the restaurant, Metro – Adelaide Railway Station
Telephone: (08) 8211 8555
Trading Hours:
Website: http://www.redochre.com.au/
Dining conditions: Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 – Dinner
Average Per Head: $$$
Red Ochre Grill on Urbanspoon

Located on the north side of the Adelaide city, Red Ochre is situated on River Torrens and surrounded by parkland.

Just under 3km from the Adelaide city centre

Just under 3km from the Adelaide city centre

It was a modern restaurant isolated from the city crowds (especially on Australia Day with the fireworks viewers), sooo peaceful by the riverside.

I had the:

Gawler River Young Organic Chicken – prosciutto wrapped, soft herb stuffing, confit leg, sweet potato, toasted cashews, spinach puree, cranberry & native apple pickle $31.50

Architecturally placed on the plate

Architecturally placed on the plate

Great dish, very creative in presentation and thoughtfully matched ingredients. It is a wonder how the chef combined so many ingredients into one dish and still managed to have them presenting their own unique flavours yet not clash. I would have cooked a casserole instead, okay, maybe not. Because Lily ordered a:

Casserole of Seafood – saffron, lemon myrtle, chilli, ginger & coconut broth, squid, market fish, Boston Bay black lip mussel, jumbo sea scallops & king prawn $38.00

And it was a lot better than the casserole I imagined myself making.

Soup

This dish came with a bit of broth, and ocean goodness. Impressive things always comes in small portions…

This dish was for the boys:

Redgum smoked organic scotch fillet $36.50

Smoked

Organic scotch fillet

The dining experience at the Red Ochre was high-class, earthy and contemporary. It was an eye opener and I salute to its organic concept.

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After dinner, Yuen and I said goodbyes to Lily and drove back to the airport. I didn’t get home until mid night and had a wedding to attend to (as a bridesmaid) the next day…

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Thank you Lily for all these wonderful trip photos~

Natural model

Isn’t she gorgeous?!

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Author: nurikkochan

I am a friend, a daughter, a grand daughter, a cousin and an alumni. I am an ultimate sweet tooth, luckily my dental friend promised to look after my teeth for life. Self-claimed best bathroom singer, would like to make a living with singing and craft work. Fan of cupcakes on a wooden plate enjoyed after a homemade tteokbokki dish. Cameras I use: Canon IXUS 90 IS, Samsung inbuilt camera, Nikon D7000 and dad's Canon 7D (if I am lucky). Follow me on twitter NurikkoVisits & Instagram @nurikkochan

2 thoughts on “Adelaide Day Trip on Australia Day 2013

  1. BON Appetite… VOYAGE please visit my native SOUTH WESTERN FOOD – CHENNAI CAFE

    OWNER SID aka SIddarth from COIMBATORE- MANCHESTER of SOUTH INDIA…

    Please have chicken curry and egg dosa and tomato chutney.. do not try any indian dishes…

    Shsishyeee

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