The Taxpayer at 193 Victoria Square, Adelaide launched it's new Sliders and Cocktail menu and Tempting Palates was lucky enough to get an invite. We already love their burgers but tonight was all about the Sliders and Cocktails that have been designed to compliment each other. The Sliders and Cocktails Degustation is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for a minimum of 4 people at $56.00 per person.
The first slider we tried was the Grilled Chicken - chicken breast with Kangaroo island feta, pickled carrot and lemon zest mayo. The chicken was tender and had a lovely zesty tang. The matching cocktail was the Lady Lauren which was sweet but not over powering and had a lovely subtle flavour of rose petals.
Next up was the Braised Pulled Lamb - slow cooked in pomegranate juice, baby spinach, sweet potato crisp, chilli jam and mint blood orange labneh. This was our favourite slider. It just oozed flavour and had a great spicy kick. The sweet potato crisp was perfect, adding that crunchy element. Yum, yum and yum! The matched Affair in Rome Cocktail had orange bitters mixed with rosemary syrup which took away the sourness and gave it a smooth taste. It complimented the slider really well.
The next slider was made of Slow Roasted Beef Fillet, blanched radichio and BBQ plum sauce. The sweet BBQ plum sauce mixed well with the beef tand really lifted the flavour. The Thyme For One More cocktail took you on a journey of so many flavours. Starting off with the thyme, then moving over to the lemon juice and finishing off with the sweetness of the plum.
For dessert we had the Belgian waffle, peach slices compressed in Angostura 5 year old Rum, crumble, vanilla ice cream and white chocolate chilli ganache. The Captains Hot Daughter cocktail consisted of Angustura 5 year old Rum, Peach Schnapps, mango, fresh lime juice and chilli.
The Taxpayer has done a great job with its Sliders and Cocktail menu. Along with their already amazing burgers this just adds another element and a good reason to get yourself there to grab a bite and a bevvie!