Former MasterChef Australia contestant Luke Southwood has recently taken the reins at Bistro Dom, after successful stints at Hahndorf’s The White House and Adelaide’s Public. His ever-changing menu is based on what can be foraged in each season, and his dishes are simply divine. An exquisite European experience, Bistro Dom has a long and narrow interior with perfectly positioned mirrors that make the elegant space seem larger.
The menu card reads like a contemporary adaptation of classic fine culinary offerings. SA Gulf prawns is a beautifully executed combination of seafood and soup. Spencer Gulf prawns float lazily in a mildly spiced white gazpacho, which is heightened by the addition of sweet muscatels and salty jamón pieces. Cooked medium–rare, beef eye fillet has a pleasing caramelised crust. The accompanying vegetables – Jerusalem artichoke, cauliflower, potato and horseradish – are presented like an edible floral arrangement.
PSST! The Chef’s Menu presents five magnificent courses for $85 per person, or $135 with matching wines.