Lunch date with N at Panacea where we made use of the Festival Of Food voucher for a filling lunch at $29.50 per person.
Panacea logo on their glass doors
We started on bread, bite sized delights and croquettes to whet our appetites!
Freshly baked rosemary and sea salt schiacciata
Plentiful and seasoned well with hints of fragrant rosemary. I really enjoy my bread so it took quite a bit of will power to stop myself from polishing these off so I still had room for my main.
Crostini with smoked salmon tartare
Croquettas filled with pea and leek
Steak scotch fillet (250g) organic and grass fed from Tasmania; $35.00
N chose the steak to calm her steak cravings; “Satisfied but nothing worth raving about”. A pretty looking plate with a good sized steak, three cylindrical slices of herb butter and a short 2 level jenga tower of hand cut chips.
Quail marinated in Moroccan spices, chargrilled, served on cous cous; 32.00
Choosing quails probably wasn’t the smartest decision (fiddly little buggers) on my part but the combination sounded delightful and I had a hankering for some cous cous. I avoided using my hands and fingers (even though they did provide a washing bowl) to pry the meat off the tiny quail bones and strategically pulled off whatever meat I could with the trusty knife and fork. I found one of the quail pieces to be undercooked and pink so I left it aside, but the cooked pieces were juicy and had a lovely char and flavour. The cous cous was light and fluffy with hints of spice, seeds and sultanas served with a side of carrot and nutmeg salad and sweet spiced grape chutney.
With our mains taking their time to come out to the table, I asked for our mini chocolate filled churros to go as my lunch hour was ticking away. They went down a treat although they could have had a smidgen more chocolate! :)~
Water glass, light decor, breakfast menu and outside seating
72-74 Halifax Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8232 3523