This is a really delayed post but please read on, the content is still awesome! Plus there are photos of Adelaide~
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.
From the airport we hired a car and stopped by Adelaide City before we headed into Barossa Valley.
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.
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
Monday ~ Friday | 1000 til late
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays | 0930 til late
Saturday, sunday and public holidays – 9:30am until Midday
Daily – Midday until 2pm
Monday to Thursday and Sunday – 6pm until 8pm
Friday and Saturday – 6pm until 8:30pm
Dining conditions: Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 – Australia Day Lunch
Average Per Head: $$
The Lord Lyndoch stood tall in Lyndoch, a small town in Barossa Valley that is 58 km northeast of Adelaide. We enjoyed a light meal alfresco style at the restaurant with barely any fellow diners.
Lunch special: Crumbed Prawns – chips, tartare and lemon $15.00. (Main: Golden tender prawns served with show string chips, homemade tartare and fresh garden salad $32.90)
Stuffed Mushrooms – filled with chef’s pine nut, herb and cheese seasoning; oven baked with garden salad $19.90
Homemade Desserts: Lime Syrup Cake – served with zesty lime ice-cream $13.90
Overall, the food at The Lord Lyndoch were fantastic at the restaurant, but they were not generous in portion. I enjoyed the service, thanks to a young Aussie fella who was very enthusiastic and chatty. It is a tourist attraction and I do hope to catch the Lord Lyndoch on its more vibrant days.
AND THEN, WE MOVED ONTO OUR NEXT DESTINATION:
2.1: Kellermeister Wine Cellar : home of the Wild Witch Shiraz
The Wild Witch Shiraz was indeed quite a good wine, but its price in the cellar was higher in comparison to the ones in Dan Murphy. But of course, it was the selection process at a cellar that mattered; I would recommend Wild Witch Shiraz to Shiraz fans.
2.2 Yalumba Winery
Did a bit of sight-seeing at Yalumba Winery, very beautiful location for events and such.
2.3 Eden Valley
We took a different route on our way back into Adelaide, stopped by Eden Valley and took a few shots.
Food Stop 3: Red Ochre Grill
Address: North Adelaide Park Lands, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide, SA 5006
How to get there: Driving – parking available at the restaurant, Metro – Adelaide Railway Station
Telephone: (08) 8211 8555
Dining conditions: Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 – Dinner
Average Per Head: $$$
Located on the north side of the Adelaide city, Red Ochre is situated on River Torrens and surrounded by parkland.
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
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.
This dish was for the boys:
Redgum smoked organic scotch fillet $36.50
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.
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…
Thank you Lily for all these wonderful trip photos~
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