Tuesday, November 27, 2007

La Trattoria @ King William Street, Adelaide

When i look into my photo archive, i can imagine myself like a pig digging into a big pile of rubbish. Photos of different meals are on different pages and the amount of food that i see, page after page definitely make me feels like the pig.

Time does fly very fast, especially towards end of the year. It has been 2 plus weeks since i came back from Adelaide and yet i have a few more food reviews to go. Just when i thought i could do another dim sum post, i thought i take a break and give some attention to my another favourite affair, risotto.

Remember Parisi's Cafe ? Well apparently it is linked. Opened by the original Mr Parisi, this has been one of the most famous and classic Italian restaurants in Adelaide. Right down to simple good old Italian food, nothing fancy, all of the focus is on the food.

The wine glasses obviously shows that Italians enjoy their meals with wine. Unfortunately, this time around, i decided against a glass.

To me Pasta and Pizza equals Italian cuisine. Not fancy starters and main courses, just plain old comfort food, risotto included. A crab meat linguine looked scrumptious but i was way too absorbed to take a bite after the picture, with my risotto of course.

The seafood fettucini was served with fresh prawns, squid rings and mussels. No complicated and sophisticated sauce, just a good old light tangy tomato sauce to round it all up.

I leave only the best for last. The mushroom risotto with fresh porto bello mushrooms and a thick cream sauce. I have always been a sucker for rice but never have been this bad when it comes to arborio rice. I am like a poor man delighted to have stepped on a hundred dollar note or a rich man who had just made another million, to me the satisfaction i get is unbelievable. Almost on par with having a good dessert.

Address and contact details:

354, King William Street, City
Ph 82123327

Rating: 4 stars out of 5 stars. I am biased, so what? Haha. I miss my risotto. Mains are all on average of AUD 20 but you can get a smaller entree size for around AUD 15 which would be just nice for the ladies.

16 comments:

msiagirl said...

There is something totally un-asian about arborio rice! I am fond of a good mushroom risotto myself. I've linked to you by the way, hope that's OK. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

msiagirl: haha well thats the "white part" of me i guess..linked me? why not?..a step closer to bcoming famous!

Precious Pea said...

HAHH??? Still not finish with your Adelaide post ar?? Aiyooo...me no eye see...so torturing :(

Nic (KHKL) said...

i had so many bad experiences with lumpy risotto... but your mushroom risotto looks simple and delish...nice.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: haha not finished..i think got 3 more reviews to go..

nic: yeah its hard to get good risotto in asian countries..

ling239 said...

The mushroom risotto looks good...^_^

daphne said...

i agree that a good risotto is hard to come by! Especially a MUSHROOM RISOTTO! yum

tankiasu said...

Oh they've changed their menu I can see.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: yea i know..

daphne: definitely harder to find it in malaysia

tankiasu: really ar?..1st time wor..paiseh

wenching & esiong said...

I love mushroom risotto very much. But I don't really know if there's any good places for this in KL. Any recommendation?

teckiee said...

damn evil man.. put all the good food but the restaurant all the way down under. ....evil.. evilllll

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wen&esiong: err not really..the paella at el-cerdo is good though..i m looking out for a good one myself..

teckiee: wahahah..never mind, calories saved mah

Seaqueen said...

Everything looks so good. Thank God I had a heavy dinner, I don't feel the craving for the food each time i read your blog. Hahah!!!

mama bok said...

Yummy..!! i love mushroom anything big time.. ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

seaqueen: haha ok lar..i update only after your dinner ok?

mama bok: me too, i get a weekly dose of portobello or button mushrooms..

Angie Tan said...

oh man!!!

the food looks sooooo good!!! hehehe... I love a good seafood pasta where the mussel's shell are intact unlike some places I've visited recently here in KL. (-_-)