A few hungry stomachs took us to another restaurant from the Festival of Food. The Playford Restaurant has participated in this festival for as long as I have used the voucher. It is located on the ground floor or the old Radisson Playford now called Sebel hotel. For the purpose of dining at the restaurant, we could park for free for the first three hours on the Victoria Street carpark. There is a lounge where you can have pre dinner drinks. The atmosphere was great, there was a live band on stage because it was a Saturday night.
The wine list was very extensive and it took us a long time before we chose our wine. In the end we chose the Zinfandel from Hentley Farm in the Barossa. It was very easy to drink and matched well with our food.
Bread was nice and soft, but I must say I wasn't a big fan of the pickles. I tried a few pieces though, very sour.
The entree not only looked amazing, it was tantalising. The chef recommended us to start eating from the left side of the plate to the right. The black sesame taro was so delicious, it tasted exactly like those taro cakes at yum cha. The apple and the mint gave the square cake more flavour. The prawn and crab soup was refreshing, we put the puffed wheat into the soup and drank it that way. It was rather interesting, but very tasty to drink. The quail was squashed into thin slice of sausage, it was full of flavor.
I couldn't go wrong with the lamb cutlet on some vegetables, as the lamb cutlets were cooked to perfection. It was medium and just how I liked it. You could see the pinkness in the meat centre, the moment I cut my knife into the lamb, I knew it would be a ncie dish to eat. The meat was tender and very succulent.
The complimentary dessert was quite interesting to see and certainly looked too nice to eat. The paddle pop sticks had organic cup with honey and were covered in honey comb. By then we were so full, so not all of us could finish the in house dessert.
However, we did leave our stomach for a couple of desserts. For almost half the price, we could pick from the menu that was there, providing we paid the difference.
You can't go wrong with an Affogatto, that's very easy to eat and drink. It is a very simple dessert and it was just nice to have after eating a full meal. I couldn't take my eyes away from the twisted Ferrero Rocher. Ferrero Rocher is my favourite chocolate, so as soon as I saw this item on the menu, I had to order it. The chef certainly did impress me with this dessert. It looked very mouth watering, inside the tall glass was my favourite Ferrero Rocher icecream, and a chocolate block sprinkled with some peanuts. It was delicious.
We enjoyed ourselves so much that we missed the free parking in the carpark. It was only free for the first three hours that we dined there. We were there for longer but that didn't bother us. It was a pleasant experience once again.
Festival of Food 2013 Voucher, for $32.50 on Monday to Friday, $42.50 on Saturday per person entitles you to $42.50. For the mains above $32.50, just pay the extra price difference. - Choose any side dish from the alacarte menu @~$8.00 each. - Choose any dessert @$9.90 each, cheese @$13.50