Level One at Electra House has always been a favourite of ours so when we were invited to the new Summer menu launch we were excited! Chef Jamie Kang has transformed Level One into a fresh and exciting place to dine. He prides on using quality fresh produce from local suppliers and creating dishes that will excite his diners.
To start the evening we had another one of our favourites - Gin. This is no ordinary gin this is a gin exclusively made for Electra House from distillers Settlers Spirits aptly named My Gin My Gin because well it's their gin! It has, of course, Settler's Gin, Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic and dehydrated pineapple. Yes, it's a beauty and if we weren't driving then we would have gone in for seconds. You must ask for a glass of My Gin, My Gin when you visit.
As our first dish we had the Edamame with black pepper and sumac salt. Simple, yet tasty and addictive!
The Cured Salmon and Avruga with a pickled radish wrap, garlic chive and Korean nori was a light and refreshing dish with simple flavours. This dish wasn't only beautifully plated but just as flavoursome and delicious.
The Veal Tataki with white soy, savoy cabbage, green mango and lotus root had lovely fruity flavours. The lotus root gave it a crunchy texture. This is a great summer time dish.
The South Australian Kingfish Sashimi with house-made white kimchi, green chilli and chive oil was another citrus flavoured dish. The kingfish was soft and silky and their was a subtle kick of chilli.
The Cone Bay Barramundi with skinny eggplant, radish and citrus had a divine crispy skin and the eggplant was silky smooth.
The Saltbush Lamb Rump with kombu emulsion, kipfler potato and peas had a punchy chilli flavour. The lamb was tender and it's nice to see peas back on the menu. We love our peas!
The favourite dish of the night was the Free Range Rack & Belly of BBQ Pork. It had a striking sweet-smelling aroma that hit you before the plate was even placed on the table. It set the scene for some lip smacking ribs! The meat was tender and the smokey BBQ flavours had you wanting more.
The Mains were served with some crispy Vegetable Tempura - eggplant, sweet potato, pumpkin, broccolini and shiitake.
The wine for the night was supplied by local producer Unico Zelo. Perfectly matched with our food for the night.
The desserts were simply on another level. The thought into each option is surprising and exciting at the same time. Our favourite was the Strawberry Choux, vanilla creme patissiere, chilled strawberry soup. This dessert looks simple but just oozes strawberry goodness. The hard and crispy outer oozes with vanilla creme on the inside. There are bursts of strawberry flavour and it is simply dreamy. Save room for this one!
The Black Sesame Sponge with blood orange sorbet, miso cream and chocolate bark was another winner. There are so many flavours from sweet to sour to salty. The chocolate bark adds a nice crunchy texture. This works well when you mix all the elements together.
Lastly, we had the Whiskied Chestnut with chocolate mousse, hazelnut and Jameson whiskey. Another dessert with so many elements. Surprisingly they work really well together. The chocolate mousse is soft and smooth. The Jameson whiskey really packs a punch to this dish while the hazelnuts give it a lovely nutty flavour.
Level One has really transformed into a classy, yet casual dining experience. Once you have the whole dining experience it's hard not to want to go back straight away. Many times before this menu launch we were paying customers so there is no bias here. We knew what we were in for when we were invited this time round. The service is warm, friendly and professional. They are a tight knit team led by Kate Rowlands and it certainly shows. Add the food by Head Chef Jamie Kang and you have a perfect dining experience. It won't be the last time we visit Level One as we were won over a long time ago!
Where: Level One at Electra House 131 King William St, Adelaide
Open: Tuesday - Saturday dinner from 5:00pm until late & Friday lunch from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Closed Sunday & Monday