Press* Food & Wine, Adelaide

Another stint at Press*!

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Round 3 in the span of 2 months. Just goes to show how yummy the food is here, the staff are more often than not friendly and attentive and the vibe is casual yet sophisticated. I suspect many more visits to come over the warmer spring/summer months if the wallet permits!

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Complimentary bread and warm butter

We missed out on the croquettes on our second visit but lucked out this time around!

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Mum’s dutch veal croquettes, dijon mustard (3); $13.50

Soft gooey innards with a crisp outer shell, smothered in a lashing of zesty dijon mustard.

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Beef tartare, salted radish and crisp potatoes; $15.00

The beef tartare was beautifully presented on a wooden board with a golden egg yolk sitting on top of the small mound of beef with sprinkles of diced onion and herbs dressed with aioli. The melt in the mouth beef tartare was teamed harmoniously with the radish giving it a crunch of freshness; and the crisp thin potato slices reminiscent of original flavoured potato chips; all of which were placed strategically on a slice of thin toast before being consumed. DELISH!!

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Soft boiled duck egg, frisse, crispy speck and broad beans; $18.00

So much vibrancy and textures with this dish. Perfectly cooked duck eggs with a runny and gooey yolk paired with crispy salty speck for some flavour to cut through the yolk, and a fresh bite and texture from the frisse and broad beans.

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House-made pappardelle, blue swimmer crab, tomato and chilli; $29.00

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Organic charolais scotch fillet with confit onion 350g; $48.00

Our staple ordered dishes on all previous visits at Press*: their crab pasta and beautifully cooked steak. At least we still managed to venture into their raw and smaller sections on their menu and tried something different! Look, we even managed to fit in dessert this time around!

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Creme brulee; $12.00

I love me a good creme brulee, this one had it all, the crystallised top that cracked through to the soft sweet custard that was, unfortunately, a little bit too overwhelmingly sweet for me.

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Citrus souffle with raspberry sorbet; $15.00

So… I had my first souffle a few years back, and truth be told, I didn’t like it and haven’t had the urge to order another one ever since. Good thing that one of my dining companions for the night wanted a souffle which warranted me the option to steal a spoonful or two of hers and decide whether I did like it or not. You know what? The press souffle we had was a-ma-zinggggg ! It was incredibly light and fluffy with fragrant citrus notes, it wasn’t eggy at all and the accompanying raspberry sorbet was refreshing and sharp. To. Die. For. I think I’m ready to venture out and try souffles when I see it on the menu now, if it’s as good as this… I’ve been missing out!

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Jasmine pearl tea; $3.50

Food: 4.5/5
Service: 4/5
Value: 4/5
Ambience: 4/5

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Press* Food & Wine
40 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8211 8048

Opening hours
Mon-Sat Lunch & dinner, open all day from 12noon
Closed Sun & public holidays


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