As part of the Festival of Food for 2018, the Windy Point Cafe are offering up a 4 course menu to showcase some of their wares. Pulling up into their car park, and seeing that view disappearing off into the distance, you already know that things are going to be ok.
As with all the FOF menu’s, you are offered bread to start, a mixed entree platter, a choice of main and then petit fours to end. There are also reduced prices on sides and desserts should you feel so inclined.
Kicking off with a house made ciabatta, this is served with a quite delicious basil butter. As with the previous experience at The Playford restaurant, its pleasing to see the humble bread topping condiment being given some love and attention.
Moving onto the entrée tasting plate, there was a clear star here. While I can assure you the gin and beetroot cured ocean trout is quite lovely, and the spinach and fetta gozleme is more than pleasant enough – having had a couple of teasing buffalo wings, another 1/2 kilo of so of these would have hit the spot quite nicely! Perhaps another time…
Looking at the mains, you can definitely see the ‘café’ aspect of the Windy Point name showing through here (and I mean this in the best possible way). Burgers, schnitzels and fish and chips take up a few places on the menu – but there is always room for more burgers in my life! For those so inclined however, there are also more ‘restaurant’ options to consider. For our choices tonight we went with a 12 hour slow cooked beef rib wth fat chips, spinach and three sauces; and kangaroo fillet with pistachio hummus, caponata and cumin pretzel. Both mains were delicious in their execution, with the rib being oh so perfectly rich and tender, pairing perfectly with the spinach sauce, and the other sauces with the fat chips chiming in nicely. On the other plate the kangaroo was perfectly cooked, being spot on medium rare. In partnership with the various elements on the plate, incorporating many different flavours and textures, it made for a really beautiful dish.
“Never underestimate the power of dessert” was the message on the menu, so who were we to deny this? Rasberry panacotta made up one of the choices, and a dessert tasting plate comprising passionfruit cheesecake, chocolate brownie and tiramisu the other. No complaints here at all!
To wash all this down, Windy Point Café have a relatively short but smart drinks list featuring a good selection of beers and wines from around South Australia and beyond.
Overall Windy Point Cafe offers an approachable and well put together menu, a relaxed atmosphere perfect for some casual dining, friendly and attentive service, and of course a hearty side dish of beautiful city views.
Windy Point Cafe are open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm until 10pm; and also 11:30am until 4:30pm on Sunday. The Festival of Food menu is $32.50 from Tuesday to Thursday; and $36 on Friday.