The Currant Shed, McLaren Flat

Blue swimmer crab, salted celery, mung beans, yoghurt

Blue swimmer crab, salted celery, mung beans, yoghurt

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: The Currant Shed, McLaren Flat.

Encouraging changes are afoot at the modest Currant Shed eatery overlooking vines and lime trees at McLaren Flat. Local chef Dioni Flanagan (late of The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill) makes the most of her regional produce contacts to present gutsy snapper on lentils with pork hock and purple bliss potatoes, fabulous local asparagus with duck egg and porcini cream, and a rich and luscious duck liver brûlée with Granny Smith apple and charred brioche. For dessert, try the lime-curd pudding with bay-leaf marshmallow, sherbet and sablé. Restaurant manager Josh Picken (you may recall his work at Orana as sommelier) uses his deep knowledge of artisan wine producers to add an exciting edge to the drinks list.

The Currant Shed, 104 Ingoldby Rd, McLaren Flat, SA, (08) 8383 0232

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