(Adelaide, May 2017)
This sliver of a dining room just adjacent the Adelaide Casino (and in fact, part of the Skycity complex – on the way to the loo you can peer through a window at the poor wretches playing the pokies) is trendy, at least on current trends. Whilst L thought the refectory-type furniture a tad less than comfortable, there was compensation provided by the confident menu and spot-on service. Our table started with a Waldorf salad ‘Moderne’ à la Sean and the King Crab Cocktail – these saucy homages to the 1970s were adequate, but seasoned by nostalgia rather than hitting us for six. But the Dry-Aged Burger, the Orgy of Mushrooms with ricotta gnocchi, and Crab Linguine were excellent, as was a side dish of popcorn cauliflower.
There’s also a good list of cocktails, wines and spirits. TVC plumped for an Eden Valley Riesling and a Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. We left, contented, about 10.30 pm, just in time to barge into a horde of Adelaide Crows fans, pouring out of Adelaide Oval. “How did you go?” met with dazed, doomed stares that answered our question better than any score would. Sorry about that, old sport! ‘We cry as one.’ Guess you should consider coming back to local football, and leaving ‘The Show’ to bookmakers and indentured servants.