Located in the heart of the city, La Bonne Table is a relaxed restaurant with a rustic urban vibe. This hidden gem is run by power couple, Christine and Sarusan, who both studied at the famous hospitality school, Le Cordon Bleu. Sarusan, the head chef, has a clear passion for food and enjoys creating unique dishes that you won’t find anywhere else.
The restaurant has officially launched their winter special pop up kitchen, which offers an array of traditional Japanese dishes for you to try.
Four delicious dishes, from the lunch menu, were selected for us to try.
First up we tried the Tonkatsu, which consisted of a perfect panko crumbed pork loin, a cabbage salad drizzled with a delightful dressing and a house special tonkatsu sauce.
The Katsu Curry was by far my favourite dish we tried. The crisp tonkatsu sat on a bed of Japanese curry, next to rice and a cabbage salad. The curry stole the show for me; all flavours were perfectly balanced and worked well with all other components of the dish.
The Yasai is a Japanese vegetable stir fry. This one included egg, tofu, udon noodles and was garnished with a piece of narutomaki. The bowl was packed with various flavoursome vegetables and accompanied by a slightly smoky note, which lingered in the mouth.
Stay warm this winter by tasting some dishes from the new Japanese pop up kitchen now. Don’t wait; this menu is only available for a limited time.
Words by Silvana Weyerhauser-Maher
WHERE: 128 Wakefield St, Adelaide