lenzerheide …

a few months ago the tempting palates foodie group decided to go down the path of fine dining. enter lenzerheide. this restaurant is well known in south australia. i’ve not been before but i had heard so much about this place.

lenzerheide is located in a suburb called hawthorn, was established in 1989 and is housed in a renovated 1890’s mansion.

the menu is considered to be european with a swiss influence. it’s a two time national winner of fine dining – in 2010 and 2012.

the dinner was planned for 7pm on a friday night and car parking was at a premium. i couldn’t get a park on their grounds. not to worry though – there is a fair bit of parking along belair road.

there was an air of elegance in the dining room. the dim lighting (not good for photos) and the internal atrium certainly added to the atmosphere and ambience. it was a nice cosy dining experience. i couldn’t fault the service of the staff. we had a dedicated waiter who was very friendly and knowledgeable. there was even a waiter who came around with a drinks cart. not seen that before :)

our meal started with herb bread. warm, fresh and soft. nice.

my entree was the following – arancini of spinach and taleggio, smoked aubergine and goats curd tart, a salad of sesame crusted haloumi, ruby grapefruit and char-grilled asparagus. it was divine!

being a seafood lover, i opted for a dish of south australian king george whiting fillets, as my main, which was one of their specials for the night.

the whiting was well cooked. note the roschti (potato cake/hash brown) – that was yummy! those 2 courses were enough for me. i could not do dessert. the rest of the group certainly had some eye-catching and interesting dishes.

{photos are courtesy of fellow tempting palates foodie – karen may.}

a few in the group, who had dined here previously, stated that their earlier dining experiences had been better. the menu was slightly different this time around. nevertheless it was good quality food. i hope to be back to try the other dishes and sample the desserts. i just have to not eat anything prior ;)

lenzerheide offer a 3 hour high tea experience tuesday to saturday, 12pm – 3pm.

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“it’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.” ~ julia child

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