17 Apr The Oxford Hotel
The Oxford Hotel is an iconic pub that has been around for ages.
The venue has recently had a style makeover and is styled in an eclectic fashion with a variety of retro and vintage furnishings and a colourful mixture of art hanging on the walls.
Celebrating the peak of festival season their menu is bright, fun and creative. A reflection of the surrounding colourful events constantly occurring in Adelaide.
Whole corn cob with lime paprika butter and parmesan dust. The corn was juicy and bursting with sweetness while the Parmesan dust provided sharpness and saltiness to balance the sweetness.
Croquettes with lamb, pea and cashew with mint aioli. The croquettes had a delectable crisp crust that was crunchy and golden brown while the lamb was rich and moist inside.
Seared scallops with bacon, shiitake, shallots, asparagus purée and truffle oil. The scallops were plump and juicy with an amazing sear.
Sticky black vinegar wings with zingy chilli sambal. The wings were delectably sticky, sweet, spicy and finger licking good.
Crumbed yellow fin whiting served with salad and fries. Classic fish and chips. The fish was moist and flakey while the chips were crisp with a fluffy inside.
Ancient salad. Salad leaves served with ancient fruit and nut mix, cous cous, cherry tomatoes, red onion, Persian feta, pickled sultanas, millet puffs and lemon mustard dressing. This dish was so vibrant and stunning and had a variety of texture and contrasting flavours.
Pan seared snapper with a mango and heirloom tomato salsa and blackberry and peach gel. The snapper had an excellent salty crispy skin while the fruit flavours were light and sweet in comparison.
Chicken breast with capsicum and pineapple glaze, pickled corn, avocado roquette salad, pomegranate dressing and beetroot infused basil seed. The chicken was surprisingly moist and succulent while the mixture of fruit was sweet and tangy.
The Oxford Hotel has reinvented itself with its bright, colourful and exotic menu. The dishes are fun and creative reflecting Adelaide’s magnetic festival season.