Adelaide

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Adelaide recently, such a pretty city. I love that you can be in the centre of the CBD, and glance up to see the Adelaide hills, right there, so close.

The Central Market is fantastic, and I make sure I go there on each visit. It is right next to Chinatown, so I always make sure I’m there around lunchtime, I mean, how can you be that close to Chinatown and NOT have dumplings or soup noodle? Impossible!

The organic vegetables stalls, the wonderful bread and the irresistible cheese shops….I’m in heaven.

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And when it’s time to hit the town and eat, I highly recommend Udaberri, in oh-so-hip Leigh St, in the CBD.

It’s a sexy little place, that makes the most sublime pintxos, I really think the best way to eat here is to try and sample as many little bits as possible. On a recent visit we had (both pictured) a fried quail egg on crostini with grilled chorizo, and some glorious octopus, plus warmed goat cheese, wonderful Jamon and cute little skewers of white anchovy, almond, pickles and olives

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On the small plates theme, another fave is Melt, in King William Rd, I’ve only got one pic for you, because my partners in crime kept eating the food before I could grab a photo. This was an utterly delicious three bites of egg gribiche, with pesto and white anchovy, how I didn’t eat all 4 pieces I’ll never know!

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We also had a hummus topped with spiced lamb mince, slow cooked brisket with jus, haloumi with pickled red onion, and green beans with garlic, chilli and anchovy.

Also worth a visit, particularly when the weather warms up, is 2KW, a fabulous rooftop bar (8th storey) overlooking the entertainment precinct and the Adelaide Oval; great views and great Negronis.

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