It’s mushroom month again and I’m delighted to say that I’m back on board with their program for 2014! I was contacted by the folks at
Power of Mushrooms and was given the opportunity to ‘dine out on them’ via a $100 gift card… psst, you can be in the running to score yourself a visa gift card too, read on to find out how!
We found ourselves at Jarmer’s Kitchen on the nippy Saturday night just passed, ready to tackle 2 mushroom dishes (and their air chips!) on their menu that I already had a gander at online. 🙂
Jarmer’s Kitchen is the new eatery from Chris Jarmer who was head chef and owner at Chris Jarmer @ Air in David Jones, but that premises on North Tce is now under renovation and will soon house Adelaide’s first Tiffany & Co store.
The casual eatery was busy upon arrival with most patrons nearing the end of their meals after we spied countless desserts (massive vanilla slices!) being served to tables around us (we had a rather late dinner).
Air chips; $8.00
We couldn’t go here and NOT order the air chips, a firm favourite of mine from Chris Jarmer @ Air. Deep fried golden thin potato slices served with a generous heap of sour cream and sweet chilli sauce. Unfortunately, they weren’t as crispy as I remembered them to be and the bottom ones leaned towards the ‘soggy’ side of the scale however, they still went down a treat.
Potato gnocchi, mushrooms, porcini sauce, truffle oil, parmesan and fresh herbs; $20.00
Gnocchi… one of my all time favourite winter warmers! There’s something so comforting about them. The pillowy softness with each mouthful, how it just melts away and the ability to polish off a bowl with ease. The potato gnocchi at Jarmer’s Kitchen was just that! Utterly comforting with a creamy and slightly rich porcini sauce, truffle oil, grated parmesan, a heap of fresh herbs and firm juicy mushrooms.
Parpadelle, confit duck and mushrooms; $22.50
It might not look it, but this dish was a monster dish. By the time we were both done with it, it didn’t even look like we even made a dent through the ribbons of pasta. A very generous serving of al dente parpadelle pasta tossed with delicious confit duck pieces and mushrooms. The food was simple, as were the flavours; both done particularly well. We thoroughly enjoyed both dishes but was secretly hoping that there would be more variety in the mushrooms used for different textures and flavours. That aside, we still very much enjoyed the food on offer and the friendly service experienced throughout the evening.
Rocket and pear salad; $7.50
Our waiter recommended that we toss some of the salad with the parpadelle pasta to bring out the flavours more. Great tip cause it worked a treat! The crisp and freshness of the pear complemented the parpadelle well with peppery notes from the fresh rocket leaves balancing out the flavours.
Unfortunately, we were defeated by both mains so dessert will have to wait for another day.
So how can you get involved during Mushroom Mania for a chance to win a $100 gift card?
You’ll just need to share a mushroom dish when you’re dining out via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!
Like Mushroom Lovers Club on Facebook, upload your photo, let them know where it was taken and provide some contact details.
The competition commenced on 1 July and runs until 31 July 2014 – so there’s still time left. Click here for more details.
Good luck, stay warm and enjoy them mushrooms!
18 Park Terrace
Bowden SA 5007
P 08 8340 1055
Mon Breakfast from 7.30am, lunch from 11.30am
Tues-Sat Breakfast from 7.30am, lunch from 11.30am, dinner from 5pm
Sun Breakfast from 7.30am, lunch from 11.30am