It’s hard to find good places near the north east of Adelaide – Pearl’s Diner has moved to the city as Burger Theory and on very rare occasions you find gems like Indian Temptations. I was excited to see The Topiary Cafe located at Newmans Nursery at Tea Tree Gully – yes near my hood (kind of)! We chose to sit in the beautiful al fresco dining area that has an edible garden and a wisteria arbour but sadly we missed the bloom at the start of summer.
The menu looked so good and it was hard to just pick something – always a good sign. I finally decided on the filet mignon and smoked potato dish that looks so beautiful plated up. Tender juicy beef wrapped in prosciutto and topped with pine chimichurri – is there anything better in life than this? Cylinders of smoked potato gnocchi that were light, airy and soft like a cake; paired with slices of pickled heirloom carrot that gave an acidic touch and pops of blistered tomatoes.
Filet Mignon and Smoked Potato ($27.90)
Look at the prosciutto wrapped beef!
C choose the smoked paprika marinated chicken breast that came with a corn and lime puree and was decorated with semi-dried tomatoes, charred chorizo and baby herbs. C let me steal a bite and it was surprisingly sweet from the corn and lime puree; the juicy, soft chicken was cooked perfectly with a flavour filled paparika crispy skin.
Smoked Paprika Marinated Chicken Breast ($32.50)
Beautiful little place that serves such delicious dishes – so happy we have this gem at the north east of Adelaide :)