The story of Jolleys Boathouse began when chef Belinda Hannaford saw the potential of a tumbledown kiosk on the river and turned it into an iconic restaurant. Thirty years later, it's still one of Adelaide’s most perfect places to dine, writes Nigel Hopkins.
It was one of the most extraordinary public dinners to be held in Adelaide, and a high-risk adventure for those of the 150 guests who forked out $280 each to attend.
As one of the judges in the Australian International Olive Awards puts it: “It’s like judging wine, but it’s much harder to get it to talk to you.”
With great attention to detail, an aversion to pretension and a highly-collaborative kitchen, The Caledonian Hotel is setting itself apart with an extraordinary program of wine-matched dinners, argues Nigel Hopkins.
The re-emergence of chef Nu Suandokmai with his own Adelaide restaurant, Lantern by Nu, has been welcomed not only by those who fondly remember Nu Thai, but anyone who craves the sort of authentic cooking most commonly found in Thai street markets.
Duncan Welgemoed’s Africola and Jock Zonfrillo’s Orana both made the top 50 in the Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants awards, but the overall results for SA were mixed, writes Nigel Hopkins.