Windy Point Restaurant - Festival of Food Adelaide 2013

This restaurant is located in one of Adelaide's unique locations, Windy Point.  Hence the name Windy Point restaurant.  It is located approximately 15 minutes away from the city if you're driving.  Do allow yourself sometime to drive up to the restaurant, as the roads are quite windy, but it is a lovely drive up the hill, with excellent scenery on the way.  Now don't get mixed up, there is a Windy Point Cafe and a Windy Point restaurant.  This time I shall tell you my experience at the Windy Point Restaurant.  Now is the best time to go as we are coming into Spring and the sunset is later.  Enjoy the 180 degree view from the clear glass windows, it is absolutely breath taking.  After dinner or before there's a lookout spot where you can stand outside and look at the whole of Adelaide, stunning views. 

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Yes that's the entrance to the restaurant, a big red door that you can't miss.  As I was standing outside I could smell the aromas of the food.  I couldn't wait to get inside to see what Windy Point had for us. 

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This time I was there for a birthday occasion.  We were welcomed by a couple of friendly staff members.  The restaurant is not very big, holding around 120 people.  It would be a lovely location to hold a special function, like a wedding there.  We got a nice table near the window.  The compiled wine list was a very good one.  There were a lot of popular varieties from the great regions of Australia.  We chose one of our favourites by Kelleske, the Pirathon.  There was nothing better to do than to relax with a glass of red wine and enjoying the sunset, it was so relaxing.  

World class dining at an excellent location with amazing views!!

Organice Brioche with Hindmarsh Valley Butter

Organice Brioche with Hindmarsh Valley Butter

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It was not long before the bread was brought out to our table.  Warm brioche to open up our palates.  Then the entrees arrived.   

Mushrooms, celeriac and dill soup Braised ham hock with capers, cornichons and aioli Crumbed smoked barramundi on saffron yoghut

Mushrooms, celeriac and dill soup

Braised ham hock with capers, cornichons and aioli

Crumbed smoked barramundi on saffron yoghut

The mushroom soup was one of my favourites, it was nice and creamy.  The ham was an interesting combination, it was braised and made into a circle with peas inside.  I would have thought it would be a little bland, but it wasn't.  In fact it was delicious and very apertising.  The barramundi was crumbed and fried, once cut opened you could see the fish fillet.  I smothered it with the saffron yoghurt and I could taste the sweetness of the fish.

Palate cleanser sorbet

Palate cleanser sorbet

We ordered the sorbets to clean our palates.  They were very delicately placed on an ice block.  The taste of the sorbets were amazing.  The white ones were mandarin flavoured and the pink one was watermelon.  They tasted like what the name said.  It felt like we were actually eating those fruits.  They were super refreshing and perfect, our palates were cleaned just before our main courses arrived at our table.  

Cone Bay Barramundi Fillet

Cone Bay Barramundi Fillet

The skin on the barramundi fillet was crispy.  The fish was sitting on a bed of broad beans and potato salad.  What was interesting about this dish was that there was another part of the fish that was also served on the plate.  It was the belly, which was slightly spiced.  The fish was very fresh and it was a delightful dish to eat. 

Sous Vide Wagyu Rump

Sous Vide Wagyu Rump

Wagyu rump, one of the best quality steak's was on the menu. I couldn't bring myself not to have this dish.  It was cooked to medium, and just the way I like it.  You can still see the pinkness of the red meat.  It was served on top of some pea and mint mash, hence the green colour and smokey leek with roasted garlic.  

All the desserts were served at a special price, so for a birthday occasion, I had pre ordered the chocolate platter.  Windy Point restaurant was kind enough to plate the desserts up beautifully with a big happy birthday sign served on a big plate.  It looked absolutely amazing.  Two of the girls whom brought out the plate even sang happy birthday.  The dessert plate consisted of cherry and chocolate parfait, chocolate mousse cornetto, butterscotch crème brûlée, hazelnut chocolate palet, white chocolate cheesecake and mocha panna cotta.  By the end of the dessert plate we were quite full.  Even though we were chocolated out, we still managed to fit in the dessert that was included which was petit fours.  Belgian chocolates.. yum it was one of my favourite, especially good with red wine. 

Chocolate Mélange for Two

Chocolate Mélange for Two

Another great restaurant from the Festival of Food, I have enjoyed every bit of it.  It is surely one of the best restaurants in Adelaide.  Best quality and because they use fresh local produce and it's seasonal the menu does change slightly to accomodate that.  I love it, and that's why I keep coming back.  For the price of the Festival of Food, even though it's the dearest one out of all the participating restaurants.  I thought it was worth it.  

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Festival of Food 2013 Voucher, for $47.50 on Monday to Thursday per person entitles you to have: - A set entree - A main course. Choose any side dish from the alacarte menu for $7.50 each. - Choose any dessert @$9.50 each, cheese @$16.50 and chocolate melange for $19.50