Patch Kitchen & Garden is perhaps best known for the fresh breakfast and lunch made from freshly picked garden crops and local produce. The owners and chef are true believers of fresh local seasonal produce which is why the garden and chicken coop was important to them. Before owner Ben Barnett came along, Patch was a heritage building with a rich history of occupants. It was only fair that they paid homage to that by keeping in line with things of the past such as old tools and pot plants.
With the great reception and support they have had over the years, they have now launched Dinners After Dark and we were invited to sample what dinner at Patch beholds.
Our tasting that night featured Tommy Ruffs with smoked tomato and dill salsa, Mushroom Truffle Parmesan Arancini and Baked Eggplant with roast tomato sugo and parmesan crisp. A glance at the full menu left us rather tempted with dishes like Beef Cheeks, Crispy Miso Pork Belly, Karaage, Kingfish with Spiced Tomato, Chorizo and Chickpea Stew and Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder. Vegetarians are treated to Roasted Mushrooms Polenta and Baked Eggplant. It certainly shows the variety of cuisines that chef Sam Gunter and Chef Jonathan Stevens are capable of.
Dessert is no let down as we got a take home gift of delicious gooey Chocolate Brownie with burnt orange. Traditionalists can indulge in Apple Tart and Quince Crumble with a little twist.
Autumn is often beautiful in the Adelaide Hills as the colours change to a red hue. I think it’s the perfect time to head up there before the sun sets to enjoy the suburban retreat feel before settling in to dinner at Patch. Patch is now open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm.
Thank you for a lovely night
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited as a guest of Patch Kitchen & Garden
Patch Kitchen & Garden
143 Mount Barker Road
08 8339 8087