Wow :) I didn’t know everyone would be so interested in the Eat Drink Blog 3 conference YAY! ~ I sure had heaps of fun hehe! As promised this is part 2. After the amazing Central Market tour, the food bloggers were split for the winery tours, one group was to go to Barossa Valley and the other was to go to Mclaren Vale the two popular winery areas in South Australia.
Because partners weren’t invited and I felt bad leaving Mr Bao all by himself for two days lol I decided to forgo the winery tour and instead we made our own little trip to Hanhdorf. Which is also known as the German town of Adelaide ~ and is about 25km from the CBD ~ We had already visited last time, so we knew what we wanted to do and EAT :P
We settled for a German pub and ordered a whole platter with pork hock, pork chop and lots of sausages! I’m going to do a post just dedicated to Hanhdorf ~ Please give me sometime as I write these posts :)
Mr Bao and I had so much fun in Hahndorf that we lost track of time! We had to rush back to the hotel, as I needed to get change for the Eat Drink Blog dinner at the Adelaide Hilton. When I arrived I was overtaken by the beautiful tables set up and the amount and variety of food available to us!
We started off by mingling with each other and had a few drinks and snacks before the real feast began! I’m SO glad I brought a dress with me hahaha I was gonna rock up in jeans and a T-shirt, while everyone else was so pretty in a dress :)
I don’t think I’ve seen a whole lamb being roasted in front of me before :) and even though I don’t eat lamb, I couldn’t help but inhale the lovely smell it ~ the roast lamb was then made into little sliders, which I didn’t have but looks awfully succulent!
Dennis Leslie the Executive Chef of The Brasserie at Adelaide, was the creator of this truly magnificent menu! It had a strong Mexican influence which is definitely very popular now, turns out that Dennis was inspired by his recent trips to New York and these were some of the dishes he had over there. I immediately felt so so so lucky to have been accepted as one of the food bloggers to attend EDB.
We were soon ushered to take a seat and let the feast begin! Starting with the empanadas and juka with lime and garlic mayonnaise, I didn’t try the empanadas but the juka with that addictive lime and garlic mayannoise was just so delicious! I’ve actually never heard of juka though…and still not sure if that was the potato but doesn’t matter it was YUM!
There were so many dishes, I wasn’t able to take a photo or try all of them but I did manage to try most dishes I took photos of ~ and one of them was this grilled corn with lime and roasted garlic aoili.
The grilled corn was sweet and juicy then paired with the roasted garlic aoili, topped with Parmesan cheese! I haven’t had the famous grilled corn from Mamasita in Melbourne, but I think it’s safe to say this is DEFINITELY comparable :P Dennis is so generous and kind that he even posted up the recipe for the grilled corn on his website, now I can’t wait to try making this at home :)
Next up was the Piri Piri chicken, it was well marinated with strong piri piri flavours and I had the breast part which was so tender! Definitely not the average Nando’s grilled chicken ~
This was the WINNING dish for me :) Yes it even trumps the desserts (well okay not really) but it was so close! LOL it was the softest, most delicate piece of meat I have had! It was the definition of ‘fall of the bone’ texture! It was so delicious I couldn’t help but eat one, two maybe three pieces :P Would LOVE to get the recipe…but I know that lol I’d never have the skill or patience to make it hehe ~
I was so full from all the food, that I couldn’t consume any of these Quesadillas, I would have loved to as Ash said that it was fresh and crispy ~ Really wished I had a larger stomach so I could try even more of these dishes!
There was a quick break between the main dishes and dessert :) Which was the part that I was most excited about and boy was I excited ! It turned out to be a HUGE chocolate fountain with nothing less than the famous Haigh’s chocolate with churros, Beerenberg strawberries, Tres Leche Cake and Alfajores with dulce de leche.
I couldn’t think of a better way to describe it lol ‘Plate of Happiness’ the chocolate was divine! It’s actually Win Win’s favourite Haighs chocolate, with the churros that was already covered in cinnamon chocolate YUM YUM YUM! I didn’t take a photo of the alfajores with dulce de leche but it was SO GOOD! I only had one but really wanted another one if I could!
This is probably the first time I have had Trees Leche Cake which is a 3 milk cake :) And surprisingly I wasn’t really fond of it, I’m not really sure why… it tasted like a cross between condensed milk and milk powder? Bryan on the other hand really liked it and even had another piece after the first one!
Now that concludes Part 2 of EDB ~ all the food was so fantastic I didn’t want to leave…I just wanted to eat and eat and eat! Would like to say a huge Thank You to the EDB committee and Adelaide Hilton for organising such an unforgettable dinner!