I admit we were impressed. What an eventful night at the launch of Saint’s Kitchen this weekend.
The moment we stepped into the building we were greeted with an aperol spritz then given the choice of having our photos taken professionally with a beautiful balloon backdrop (supplied by PersonalizedAdl) or the DIY Halo photo Booth complete with props and instant photos straight to your phone… I did both, might as well make the most out of it. Already we had that feeling that we were in for a great night.
The launch was commemorated by the cutting of the ribbon by none other than the Mayor of Salisbury, Gillian Aldridge. Then with a splendid turn of events, that was followed by a cake smash provided by ‘Say It With A Smash‘ and just like that, the exciting new venture from the family that also brought you Cafe Sia, officially begun. Fun fact: This dream took about two years of planning and brainstorming before making their vision come to life and finally opening for business.
The interior is surprisingly spacious, located at the corner of the brand-new Saint’s Shopping Centre in Salisbury Plain. Even with the DJ table, photobooth, and the main buffet table, there was still plenty of space comfortable enough for us all to mix and mingle, and that’s just on the way in. The rest of the space was filled with enough tables and chairs to accommodate approx. 163 people. And with the high ceilings, soaring glass windows and open floorplan, this picture-perfect scene was complemented beautifully by some simple decor and “instagrammable” neon lights making catchy hashtags such as #blessedatsaints just roll of the tongue for the Norths new “baby”.
Now for the food! And this was the type of comfort food that you are always craving for at any given cocktail party. Assorted pizzas featured included the margarita and their delicious avocado and prawn’s pizza. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders, Pulled Pork Sliders and even the classic Cheeseburgers Sliders (which seemed to be everyone’s favourite) were up for grabs. Personally, I fell in love with the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders. Very crispy on the outside yet tender and full of flavour on the inside.
It didn’t stop there. The Arancini Balls were also a hit. So were the Beef Cheeks and the Burnt Butter and Sage Gnocchi that were served around by the lovely staff. And the best part is they cater for everyone, from gluten free to vegan. At this stage we were obviously spoilt for choice, only to be asked to sit down and be absolutely mind blown by the generous amount of desserts they brought out to the table. All the Vegan Petit Fours and their famous Oreo Brownie slab (I’d say slab because the portion was huge) was only the icing on the cake, because what followed was the massive Sundae Bowls, their popular Caramelized Popcorn Pancakes and of course the Banoffee Pie or you can say their banoffee pizza which I absolutely could not resist.
What a night of celebration.
We would like to thank Gemma-Marie Corti from Adelaide Food Bloggers for the invitation and Saint’s Kitchen for being an incredible host to an amazing night out. We can feel how much love you’ve poured into this beauty and we are sure the public will love you back. We wish you guys all the very best!
Words by Dee Pene from Adelaide Food Authority
WHERE: Shop 14, 83 Saints Rd, Salisbury Plain