Last week we had the pleasure of being invited back to one of Adelaide’s hottest bars 2KW for their winter menu and cocktail launch. I was keen to see which beverages and food will be keeping Adelaide happy in the cooler months at this prestigious venue.
One thing I do love about 2KW is the copper theme they use to promote their brand. When you get off the first elevator going up you see the copper and know you are nearly there! Upon entry we were greeted with a warm smile and informed about the new cocktails being showcased and their new winter dishes which looked great!
There are four new cocktails on the list and we started with Plane Tree Cocktail (pictured above) which turned out to be my personal favourite of the night. Made up of sherry, orange and chestnut, it had a great warming feel and was very nostalgic from a memory I cannot place. A pleasure to drink and I could sit in for a couple more.
Barrel Aged Rosita came next. A combination of tequila, vermouth and orange which gave a very tart taste. This would be good to cut up a heavy winter’s meal with its sharp flavour cutting through to awaken the taste buds. A very elegant drink.
Yet another twist on the Old Fashioned is a Coconut Old Fashioned. If you throw a pina colada and an old fashioned together you get this unique flavour of the tropics in winter. A great way to remind you that yes it is winter but summer will come eventually. It is on the stronger side alcohol wise and not as sweet as you would imagine so sweet tooths be warned.
Boomer Beach was looking classy served in a traditional cocktail glass. It was a mix of tequila, almond, lemon and chocolate. I could not pick up much of the chocolate and almond, it was more lemon heavy. The rim was laced with salt giving a margarita feel and the drink is finished with silky smooth foam on top. Fancy.
Now, we could not have all these lovely drinks and not line the stomach so during the evening we were sampling tastes from the new dishes. For a winter menu they had a balance between meat and salad starting with the meaty Trio of Duck. The trio was made up of duck prosciutto, rillettes and pate with pickled walnut jus gras.
Not to offend the patrons that like to eat our friends of the sea, there was Josper Roasted Calamari with lentil ragu and green chimichuri. I have not tried the combo before of lentils with seafood but it fills the belly and still allows you that seafood fix you may be hankering for.
The last two dishes were for the veggie lovers with the Super Salad flying in first. I think this one would keep Clark Kent sustained with all of those energy rich veggies. We had flowering broccolini, roasted cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, grains, seeds and an absolutely tasty tahini. From out of the darkness came the last dish of the Mushroom Patch. The patch consisted of a selection of mushrooms, purple basil, turnip puree and porcini carrot marmalade. This turned out to be Ling’s favourite dish of the night. I think the crispy enoki sold it to her.
These are some great additions to try at 2KW when you need to escape for a bit of city luxury. Once again it had a great vibe and even though it is known for its rooftop views don’t worry about the cold weather as we were kept quite toasty and warm. They crank up the heat outside as well so you can still enjoy the views on the rooftop in winter.
Thank you 2KW for a great night filled with food and drinks that were quite the delight!
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited to 2KW as a guest
2KW Bar & Restaurant
2 King William Street
08 8212 5511