We attended an event at The Bibliotheca Bar & Book Exchange last week. Tucked away on 28 Gresham Street, Adelaide (just of Hindley Street near the King William Road end), this is yet another sign that things are changing in the Hindley precinct. Entering, it felt like an old gentleman’s library mixed with a classic timeless bar. Dim lit lights with green bankers lamps on the bar counter. Behind the bar was a chap named Roman and he definitely knew his way around the cocktails.
It’s not all about drinks here either. A blackboard menu of platters and open sandwiches provide some gourmet dining options. Platters were available on the night with a selection of local and imported meats and cheeses.
|Scotch Old Fashioned|
|Cocktail Competition about to start|
|Dougal McFuzzlebutt (L) addressing the competitiors.
L-R: Mr. Foodie, Amanda of OTCB and Louise of Willunga Wino
|Mr. Foodie in action|
|The three competitors|
My cocktail was the one to the left, the winner was the one in the middle made by Willunga Wino. I think I’m better at drinking. My favourite drink on the night was Milk Stout by Barossa Valley Brewery which had a great chocolate and coffee taste to it. The lactose in it caught the stout from being too bitter and played well on the middle palate.
|Hop Heaven by BV Beer|
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited to The Bibliotheca Bar & Book Exchange as guests. Food and drinks were provided at no cost but all opinions are genuine and our own.
Bibliotheca Bar & Book Exchange
27 Gresham Street
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8212 6979