My good friend K just got back from the UK a few days ago and a catch up session was in fruition at Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant – right on the banks of the Torrens River and a few minutes walk away from the CBD. Oh, how excited was I? To hear about her adventures, the stories and just to catch up with her again. 🙂
Crisp Fried Tea Smoked Duck, Chinese Spinach, Blood Orange and tamarind sauce, $38.00
Since watched the Master Chef contestants cook tea smoked duck in episode – blah blah, I’ve always been intrigued and curious as to what this tasted like, so when I saw this on the menu, I was instantly sold. When the dish came out, a strong pleasant aroma of smoke filled the air. I couldn’t wait to dig in, not until a few snaps were taken first! Nomnomnom, the duck was cooked perfectly; soft and juicy meat with a thin crispy smoky skin with a sweet tamarind sauce to kick the flavours up a notch. Delicious greens and refreshing citrus blood orange segments.
Roast baby chicken, pumpkin, goats cheese and avocado quinoa and tahini yoghurt, $36.00
A Jolley Ménage à Trois, $21.50
Vanilla creme brulee with chocolate mousse, lemon curd parfait with apple jelly and passion fruit puree, chocolate fondant with pure cream
One of the best dessert platters ever. So good that we were tempted to lick the plate clean, but common sense kicked in and we resisted – however that didn’t stop us from scooping up what was left on the plate with our spoon. Favourite dessert from the platter? Hands down, lemon curd parfait! So light, so creamy, so fresh… and apple jelly and passion fruit puree to cleanse the palate from the richness of the chocolate fondant and creamy sweet creme brulee (which mind you, both big winners as well).
Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant
1 Jolleys Lane
Adelaide SA 5000
(Corner of Victoria Drive and King William Road)
P 08 8223 2891