Only 12 months old, Kitchen 2c is located in Hahndorf and is run by two chefs who are passionate about seasonal and wholesome food. With few items on the menu, all the ingredients are sourced from local businesses and the offerings are constantly changing. In case you’re wondering, the “2c” in the title can be interpreted in many ways. It can represent “2 chefs”, the first letters of the chefs names, or it can mean “to see”. Adelaide Food Central was invited to Kitchen 2c to sample some of the food on offer. All food and drink were provided free of charge.
The furnishings are rather eclectic, but they all seem to work with the style of the place. There is a lot of black and white, as well as prominent use of timber. It’s not a very big place, but it is very warm and inviting.
For drinks, we sampled a selection of their freshly squeezed juices. Each of them were tasty and refreshing.
The Hearty is made from celery, carrot, apple, ginger and beetroot. Full of natural sweetness, you can just taste subtle hints of ginger in this drink.
The Green consists of celery, cucumber, apple, kale, spinach and ginger. I thought this was more of a well balanced drink with the bitterness of the kale and spinach neutralising the natural sweetness of the apple.
The Zing is made from orange, pineapple, lime and mint. The combination of orange and pineapple would prove quite popular to most with its natural sweetness. This is balanced by the sourness of the lime and the refreshing flavour of the mint.
For lunch, I had the Lamb Pot Pie with a pea, mint and feta salad. Underneath the delicate, flaky pastry of the pie was a well seasoned mixture of tender, succulent lamb and firm but delicate vegetables. The mint in the salad was crisp and refreshing, and balanced by the tangy taste of the feta.
My friend had the Smoked Salmon which came with a potato fritter, baby spinach, capers, preserved lemon, balsamic beetroot relish and creme fraiche. I didn’t get to try any of this dish, but based on how clean the plate was at the end, I could tell it was good.
For dessert, I had the Belgian Chocolate Waffles with Dolce Banana and Ice Cream. The waffles were some of the best that I’ve ever had. They were crisp on the outside and a little fluffy in the middle. The natural sweetness of the bananas was heightened by the caramel sauce. The ice cream just brought more sugar to the party.
My friend had the Apple and Rhubarb Crumble which was a decent serving size. Underneath the lightly brown crumble of rolled oats were soft and delicate pieces of apple and rhubarb. I could detect notes of cinammon which is in line with how this classic dessert should taste.
We were quite impressed with the pleasant service and hospitality shown to us by the staff at Kitchen 2c. Everything that was served to us was very well executed, and in some cases, you could taste the freshness of the ingredients. As far as we were concerned, this place ticked all the boxes.
WHERE: 43 Main St, Hahndorf