29 Apr 1918 Bistro And Grill
1918 Bistro And Grill is a stunning bistro located in the Barossa Valley serving food with modern Australian tastes and flavours that are borrowed from Asia and the Middle East.
The venue is inside a historic rustic sandstone house with a spectacular lush green garden. We decided to dine outside underneath the shady trees and amongst the gorgeous greenery on the occasion we visited.
Virgin strawberry mojito. Fresh lime, strawberry purée, brown sugar, mint and soda. The mojito was beautifully sweet and zesty.
House bread with Parmesan olive oil. The bread had a crusty on the outside with a super soft and airy inside.
Peking duck confit with spring onion and cucumber. The duck was incredibly soft, moist and just fell off the bone.
Duck liver parfait with Cumberland and brioche. The parfait was a little firm and dry for my tastes. I would have preferred a softer, more spreadable consistency.
Beef crudo with cured egg and crisps. The beef was soft, tender and deliciously silky.
Grilled Kangaroo Island scallops with dukkah and butter. The scallops were dry and over cooked while the dukkah was aromatic and overpowering.
Beetroot cured salmon fillet with avocado, caviar and finger lime. The salmon was silky and smooth while the avocado provided a rich creaminess. The caviar added pops of saltiness while the lime added zest.
Squid ink spaghetti with blue swimmer crab, saffron basil, tomato and chilli. The spaghetti was cooked al dente and the dish had a generous amount of crab meat.
Dry aged Clare Valley scotch fillet with horseradish butter and beignets. The steak was a little chewy but had great concentrated flavour.
1918 Bistro And Grill is the perfect place to visit on a trip to the breathtaking Barossa Valley. The garden views and outdoor setting was magnificent.