Osteria Oggi was named as one of the world’s best new restaurants of 2016 by CNN. Opened by the same person who brought us Press Food And Wine, Melt Pizzeria and The Pot Food And Wine to name a few which are some of the best restaurants in Adelaide. I knew the food would be just as amazing.
They didn’t have a cocktail/mocktail list but were happy to make something up for me.
Complimentary bread with olive oil. The olive oil was light and fruity. The bread was crispy on the outside and dense on the inside.
Beef carpaccio. Thinly sliced beef topped with rocket, aioli and parmigiano. The beef was so soft and luscious and melted in the mouth. It went so well with the creamy aioli, peppery rocket and sharp parmigiano. This dish has 4 ingredients in it which is so simple yet it was so flavourful.
Snapper crudo. Thinly sliced snapper topped with ruby grapefruit, radish, olive oil and vinaigrette. The snapper was so fresh and light with bursts of refreshing citrus and crunchy radish. Another beautiful dish.
House smoked snapper crostini with spring onion, salsa verde and green chilli. Mouthwatering smokey snapper with tangy salsa verde and the perfect amount of chilli.
Crumbed pork with morsels and chilli and fennel aioli. The shredded pork inside was already so flavourful that the deep fried crumb and aioli made the dish overwhelmingly rich. I could only eat one cube.
Charred squid with njuda and lemon. The squid was served whole so the innards and beak were still intact which was quite off putting but the squid itself was so tender and I loved the chargrilled flavour.
Tagliatelle with blue swimmer crab, blackened corn, black garlic purée and crustacean foam. The pasta was so light, the crab was beautifully sweet and plentiful and the corn wonderfully charred.
Hazelnut cream and meringue cake. Layers of meringue and hazelnut cream dusted with chocolate powder.
Panacotta coated in biscuit crumb with amaretto and rhubarb. The panacotta was a bit firm for my taste. I prefer something a lot more silkier and softer and the rhubarb was a bit stringy. The crumb was a very interesting concept which I had never seen before.
After having such great food the desserts were a bit of a let down for me. I found them a bit plain and underwhelming unfortunately.
I finished off my meal with a weak mocha which tasted nice but the chocolate powder was not dispersed properly leaving large chunks of it floating on top.
Osteria Oggi is a gorgeous venue that serve fantastic modern Italian food. The food is amazing just like it’s sister restaurants. Making a booking beforehand is a must. This place is so popular and is always booked out even during lunch time.