Friday, October 9, 2015

Beer Blurb: Innis and Gunn Original Oak Aged Ale

I have never come across such a unique tasting ale in a positive way. The best way to describe this would be if a beer and a bottle of whisky had a baby this would be the result. There is a lovely vanilla and toffee combination which makes this an ale that stands apart. I had a four pack of this and I would definitely buy it again. The ale is 6.6% alcohol content with a medium carbonation level. Innis & Gunn is a company based in Scotland which makes sense with that whisky oak taste. Apparently it is also the most popular British bottled beer sold in Canada so that's not bad ah?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

East End Yiros @ Grenfell St

I don't often wander down the quieter end of Grenfell Street, what more with so many wonderful distractions along Rundle Street and Ebenezer Place. A couple of fellow bloggers stressed that we must try it and now we are forever grateful to them. A little place that one could easily missed but the appetizing aroma of grilled meats will lead you in easily. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Republic @ Norwood Presents New Spring Menu

The warm weather is upon us and colourful flowers are adding to the lush greenery in our landscapes. Spring is the beginning of many wonderful new things including Republic's new Spring Menu. We were kindly invited to the launch of their new menu with a new head chef. The venue itself is gorgeous with plenty of space, booths and nooks to suit different group sizes. We dined in a private function section near the kitchen with great ambient lights, it was a cosy private area. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Beer Blurb: Coopers Extra Stout

The Coopers range has never really bowled me over but I thought I would give this one a try. It was not a bad stout actually and quite easy to sink down. The body is on the lighter side than what I normally go for. This would be good in reaching a wider audience as some are intimidated by the heavy punch a stout can pack. The alcohol content sits at 6.3% so go easy tiger. The usual tasting notes are of a subtle coffee and nutty flavour but no one taste is dominant. This is a stout that tastes purely of a stout if you follow my meaning. I could see myself ordering a pint at the pub if it is on tap but I will always migrate to the heavier silky stouts if available.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

OzAsia: Adelaide's First Night Noodle Markets

For too long have we envied our Eastern states and their Night Noodle Markets, for too long have I been drooling over Instagram feeds but now, Adelaide gets to experience it for themselves. Brought to you by Good Food Month in association with OzAsia Festival, Adeladians will be treated to cultural performances by over 40 performers and dine on Asian food with choices from 21 stalls both local and interstate. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Beer Blurb: Viking Beer

This beer took me by surprise as I had no expectations and was totally sand bagged with a great surprise! Viking beer is from Iceland and boasts the use of glacial waters. You can tell just by the pure clarity of the colour and taste that this is the case indeed. Iceland has the cleanest water in the world and it needs no treatment at all. Viking is the first Icelandic beer to land on Australian shores so it’s a pioneer to the land down under. The alcohol content is 4.4% so nothing too strong, that would enable you to keep on glugging away. It is a fantastic beer in summer to chill yourself down like a Viking of old. Also it is a good aid to cut through a heavy meat meal with rich flavours.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Remy & Violette @ Hutt St

It was a breakfast date with a good friend that brought me to Remy & Violette, one of the newcomers on Hutt Street in the CBD. The cafe is very French through and through, with French music playing as well. It's not very large, seating is limited but it is cosy. Cakes and pastries greet you as you walk in, all looking equally scrumptious and eager to be selected. We found ourselves a table in the back.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Alpha Box & Dice @ McLaren Vale

 You never really need an excuse to visit McLaren Vale, not when it's a short distance to a completely different scenery but the warm weather is upon us again and this region is about to get even more enjoyable. We're not big wine drinkers and still it draws us. There's so much more than wine. Feeling like it's been too long since we set foot there, we checked out a few of the places we've never gone to. Today, we talk about the charming Alpha Box & Dice. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Beer Blurb: Hook Norton Old Hooky

This Old Hooky is an English premium bitter and a good representation of what they can offer. Hook Norton is based in Oxfordshire, England so I am sure the boffins down there know what they are doing! The alcohol is 4.6% with a nice light body and a soft carbonation. I loved the toffee aroma with malt fruit flavours bouncing around my mouth.  A good, smooth beer that is easy to drink.  This is the beer for those who want to get away from the harsh bitter flavours that can destroy a seemingly good beer.

Please give this a go if you fancy a cheap trip to England and maybe put on the EPL and grab a packet of Quavers and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jolleys Boathouse @ Adelaide

Jolleys Boathouse is one of those places that has delivered for me time and time again. Their menu may change seasonally but some favourites remain or get redesigned. It was also the place of our first fine dining date many, many years ago. Jolleys Boathouse sits right on the riverbank but on the quieter side, more private and more romantic maybe but it's just as lovely looking out the windows as daylight disappears and night lights come on. 
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