Electra House – Launch Party

Adelaide Food Central was invited to the launch party of Electra House. All food and drinks were provided free of charge.

Like many of the side streets around the Adelaide CBD, our main thoroughfare, King William Street, is also being revitalised. Electra House is set in an early 1900’s building and has undergone a $10 million dollar makeover to include a bar, a beer garden, a modern Greek restaurant and private function spaces.

Signage
Signage

On offer at each bar is a selection of craft beers, local and international wines and cocktails, while the kitchen serves up a simple menu inspired by Executive Chef Alfonso Ales’ favourite street food nations.

Ground Floor Inside Bar
Ground Floor Inside Bar

The Electra House is a great example of blending the old with the new. There are imposing 6 metre high ceilings and elegant ornate pillars. The heritage building has also been fitted with an electric lift and has been decked out with modern furnishings and fittings.

Outdoor Stairs
Outdoor Stairs

The beer garden boasts a living green wall installation, a deck, outdoor and indoor bars, and private booths. There is an outdoor steel and glass staircase that leads to the upper levels.

Outside
Outside

First up was Fresh Oysters with Serrano Ham Vinaigrette. So simple and so delicious. The silky smooth flavours of the ocean combine well with the saltiness of the ham and the tangy vinaigrette.

Oysters with Bacon and Chives
Fresh Oysters with Serrano Ham Vinaigrette

The Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Croquettes were fried to a light golden brown and yet so soft and delicate. Each bite revealed an explosion of warm runny cheese which has a lovely caramel and nutty flavour.

Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Croquettes
Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Croquettes

The Panko Crumbed Prawns were one of the highlights of the evening. Hidden inside the light crunchy exterior were juicy succulent perfectly cooked prawns.

Panko Crumbed Prawns
Panko Crumbed Prawns

The Korean Spiced Fried Chicken was coated in a mild spicy sauce. The morsels of chicken were well marinated, tender and succulent.

Korean Spiced Fried Chicken
Korean Spiced Fried Chicken

The NYC Cheese Burger contains Angus beef, tomato, cheddar cheese, lettuce, pickled gherkin, ketchup and American mustard. The Angus beef patties were tender and succulent, and the classic ingredient combination worked quite well.

NYC Cheese Burger
NYC Cheese Burger

The Louisiana Po Boy contained crispy oysters, shrimp, iceberg lettuce, tomato and Sriracha mayonnaise. This roll was bit of an acquired taste as I was certainly not a fan of crispy oysters.

Louisiana Po Boy
Louisiana Po Boy

Like all good eateries, the food really shines through with the use of fresh local produce. Combine this with the casual atmosphere and vibrancy of the indoor and outdoor spaces, this place becomes an inner city oasis that you’ll constantly be returning to.

WHERE: 135-139 King William St, Adelaide

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