Art Gallery Food + Wine is a cafe located on the lower ground floor of Art Gallery of South Australia. It is a great place to catch up with friends over their famous “sketch coffees” where they make beautiful artworks from pouring steamed milk into espresso. Even though I have been in South Australia for almost 3 years and been to art gallery numerous times, this was my first time visiting. I immediately fell in love with the fresh produce they use and method of cooking.
I went there at end of August, unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the menu. By the time I am writing this blog the menu has already changed! I had no idea what I had on that day, other than pictures I took on my phone (a bit disappointed at Samsung S5’s camera). I could tell from the photo that the light rye bread sandwich had spinach in them, I think it is good they are using rye bread since it is one of the healthiest bread options out there. Recently I have declared that even wholemeal breads aren’t even that healthy.
York and I shared a free range chicken dish with mushroom. The chicken breast was very tender even though the food came out a bit slow. However it was understandable since they were so busy even around 2 pm on a Sunday afternoon! This dish disappeared from their most recent menu too. I guess it is true they are only using ingredients in season.
This is the only side dish that still remained in the menu- “Quinoa Salad: Celery Heart, Radish, Quinoa, Parsley + Avocado Oil”. This dish was very filling and I quite like it. Although York thinks he does better quinoa salad. All the flavors came from the vegetables used, however the avocado oil felt a bit too much towards the end of the bowl.
Overall we quite enjoyed the food at Art Gallery Food + Wine, not too sure why the rating on Urbanspoon wasn’t that great. I had a read through some reviews, the one that stood out the most for me was that someone wasn’t happy that the menu didn’t state the sandwich would be toasted, guess that worked out well for me since I like my sandwiches toasted I get a bit upset when a cafe won’t toast their sandwich. With new menu coming out every month (or every season?) I would definitely come back here and try again. Next time order one of their “sketch coffee” too