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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

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As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

The Elbow Room
Modern Australian
  • Cnr Stump Hill Rd & Main Rd,
    McLaren Vale, SA
  • (08) 8323 8686,
    www.theelbowroom.com.au
  • Lunch daily noon-3pm

    Dinner Fri-Sat 6pm-9.30pm

The Elbow Room
-35.221031,138.546125

A lamington dessert captures the best of the unpretentious yet intelligent Elbow Room: a cube of dense chocolate mousse presented under a drift of desiccated coconut: confident and creative. As first stop along McLaren Vale's main drag, and neighbour to the visitors' centre, this heritage stone cottage is appended to a roomy dining space. Its French doors open to gully breezes and vine rows, presenting a rural vernacular that attracts family groups, locals and wine-touring couples. An entrée of three hefty Spencer Gulf prawns in a garish saffron aïoli is matched in generosity by a main course of beef short ribs, charred and sticky in a spicy, velveteen sauce. Tortellini are subtler, with lemon-laced ricotta and fresh vegetables from chef Nigel Rich's garden. Wines are locally biased (why not?), as are the young floor staff. Conversation and a Chet Faker soundtrack fill the room as tables hum with the energy of an upbeat lunchtime crowd. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18-$24

    M $30-$38

    D $16

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Nigel Rich & Chris Chilvers

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