The Red Ochre Grill is located on War Memorial Drive in North Adelaide. The restaurant overlooks the River Torrens so a stunning view is guaranteed.
Because Tempting Palates was dining at Red Ochre with Festival of Food vouchers we were given the Festival of Food menu.
The meal started with Pepper leaf pide bread with bush tomato balsamic:
The entree tasting plate consisted of potato and leek soup with pepperleaf chive cream, crocodile fish cake with Vietnamese lemon myrtle pickle and Woodside goats curd noisette with liquid beetroot:
The soup was light, smooth and refreshing, the goats curd noisette was a mix of textures and, despite my initial hesitation, I dared to try the the crocodile fish cake – it was surprisingly tasty.
Some of the group ordered side dishes – steak fries and portobello mushrooms.
There was an assortment of mains ordered. Orroroo Kangaroo fillet (char grilled fillet with a ragu of duy puy lentils, spiced carrots & drunken pear, orange blossom water & cardamon sauce:
Saltbush lamb (slow roasted lamb shoulder & grilled cutlets of saltbush lamb with roasted pumpkin puree, peppered green bean salad, straw potato and mountain pepperberry jus):
I ordered the Gawler River Young Organic Chicken (prosciutto wrapped, soft herb stuffing, confit leg, sweet potato, toasted cashews, spinach puree, cranberry & native apple pickle):
The dish had a nice delicate mix of flavours however the chicken was just a tad dry.
The dessert was after dinner handmade petit fours: sweet and very chocolatey – just how I like it.
The cuisine at Red Ochre is modern Australian and definitely showcases the native ingredients. The dishes are beautifully presented. The staff are helpful and friendly. It was a pleasant dining experience.
I would go back again to dine a la carte and I would like to try the salt and pepper crocodile, the casserole of seafood and the wattleseed pavlova.
“Crocodile meat is a low-fat, low cholesterol and high protein meat. It is good for your heart, lungs, blood circulation and it is known to cure asthma and coughing problems. Crocodile skin is rich in pectin, which is effective in prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and with the efficacy of improving skin beauty.” ~ krocies