Lady Burra Brewhouse is Adelaide’s only microbrewery in the CBD. Opening just over six months ago, it’s serving several homemade brews alongside a Portuguese inspired menu.
Head chef, Rosa da Silva Dantas de Sa, has created a menu to match the brews, which are produced right there on the premises.
They have just launched a new menu and for starters we sampled the citrus marinated salmon served with a burnt chilli aioli on a homemade multigrain bread. A finger-sized piece that I could pick up and eat with one hand. The bread was not soggy and contained the same grain that the beer is brewed from. The salmon has a subtle citrus flavour, which cut through the creamy aioli.
And mozzarella stuffed crispy chicken wings with a roast garlic aioli. Beautifully Frenched chicken, deboned and stuffed with soft mozzarella and fried. Yum! The Lady Burra American Pale Ale accompanied these dishes. This beer is brewed using four malts, and is crisp and fresh with a light amber colour.
Sitting down for our main course we first received a side dish of pork belly, chorizo and beans. A hearty dish with soft pork belly, chorizo with a little heat and the beans were soft, still with a little resistance. I think this would be a fabulous dish for a cold winters night and a big crusty loaf of bread!
We tried two main courses. We’re told that in Portuguese culture, the fish dish is served first, followed by a meat dish. The first (top) was chargrilled cod, flaked apart with a Portuguese style ‘punched’ potatoes and hot garlic sauce. The cod was a little dry and broken into largish pieces with the punched potatoes broken apart and the olives added a little saltiness to the dish, along with a nice hit of garlic
The second (bottom), roasted pork leg served with seasonal roast vegetables accompanied by Rosa’s gravy sauce. The pork was sliced in large pieces and the gravy was beautiful, rich and seasoned well. This was accompanied by Lady Burra Irish Red Ale and India Pale Ale.
And finally for dessert, there were two to try. The Portuguese pudding with star anise, orange and caramel sauce was amazing! So soft and it just melts I your mouth. I’m not a big fan of star anise but it was very subtle with stronger caramel and orange flavours in the sauce. An absolute must try!
And of course, couldn’t go past the Portuguese custard tart with amazing flaky pastry. I may have had more than one!!
Lady Burra Brewhouse is a superb location in Topham Mall and is a must visit whether for lunch, dinner or an in-house brew. And while you’re there have a read all about Lady Burra.