30 Sep The Propaganda Club
The Propaganda Club is a beautiful and sophisticated restaurant and cocktail bar and Adelaide’s only late night supper club.
The venue is inspired by New York charm and is absolutely stunning with its crystal chandeliers, plush lounges and parquetry floors. It just exudes glamour and elegance.
There are 2 main areas made up of The Manhattan Dining Room and The Soho Lounge.
The Manhattan Dining Room has gorgeous red plush booths, sparkling chandeliers and a communal dining table in the centre whereas The Soho Lounge holds the bar and and relaxing lounge area. Both emanating style but still feeling comfortable.
A and I were seated in our own little booth in The Manhattan Dining Room.
Elderflower spritz made with elderflower, sparkling wine, rose water and soda. A refreshing and light cocktail to start off with.
Florodora made with gin, lime, raspberry, ginger, soda and shiraz. Sweet and tangy like a raspberry cordial and so easy to drink.
Both cocktails were made light and sweet and perfect to my taste.
Oysters. Smoky Bay oysters with lemon sorbet and shallot and red wine vinaigrette. The oysters were fresh, plump and juicy. The vinaigrette was light and tangy complimenting the simple oysters nicely.
Snapper carpaccio. Spencer Gulf local pink snapper with caper berry, shallot and dill. The snapper was so thin and delicate. The dish itself was simple and clean with few garnishes leaving the snapper to shine on its own.
Steak tartare. Local hand cut raw beef eye fillet with smoked paprika surrounded by house croutons. The tartare had a lovely mild spice to it which was very different. The presentation was beautiful with the egg shell and lifting it up revealed a little quail egg yolk.
Zucchini flowers fried in besan batter served with ratatouille sauce and pea puree. The batter was light, crisp and crunchy.
BBQ Boston chicken. Half a chicken glazed with pomegranate gastrique served with burnt broccoli and sweet red onion. The chicken was so moist and succulent. The pomegranate glaze was subtle and not overly sweet. I could not believe how incredibly moist the chicken was. The best chicken dish I have eaten.
The Propaganda rib eye. Rib eye seasoned with chimichurri dry rub and served with local mushrooms. The rib eye was so soft, tender and juicy. The chimichurri rub was so flavoursome and not heavy at all. Big call but this was the best steak I have had in Adelaide.
Chat potatoes. Smashed potatoes fried till fluffy and seasoned with café de Paris butter. The potatoes were deliciously crunchy and buttery on the outside and so light and fluffy on the inside.
St. James tart. Almond tart laced with sherry and quince paste accompanying cumquat jam. The tart had a beautiful buttery crust and a lovely almond filling.
Opera slice. Layered, chocolate and almond slice served with ice cream. The slice was so rich, chocolatey and decadent. It really satisfied my sweet tooth and was the perfect ending to an amazing meal.
Petit fours platter. House made chocolate cake, cream cheese cake, banana pudding and lime crepe. I could not resist ordering this as well. Perfect little bite size desserts for those that like to try everything.
The Propaganda Club is a majestic and extravagant venue serving amazing quality food until the early hours of the morning. It is the perfect place for those who want quality food at a later time without fearing the kitchen closing. It is dazzling, unique and in a league of its own.