The Gallery have recently launched a new menu with a range of authentic pizzas, sides and salads. Their function spaces have been newly renovated and the kitchen has been moved to the top floor. As a place to go for a drink, meal or event, their new Rooftop menu is even more reason for you to come and check out this popular bar.
We tried a range of their menu items including the Squid which was lightly floured with chilli and lemon. I love salt and pepper squid, and I was really impressed with the coating on this great snack. It had a lot of crunch and salt, and paired well with the subtle squid hidden underneath.
Next we tried the Arancini filled with pumpkin parmesan and pesto. This is one of my favourite things to eat as an entrée dish. A good arancini must have a beautiful crunchy outing and a soft inside, and that is what appealed to me so much about this ball of goodness.
We also sampled two awesome pizzas the first one being Salami with sopressa and fior de latte. I loved how authentic the flavours and ingredients were on this pizza, and all extremely fresh. The light cheese, paired extremely well with the salty sopressa and it was a great combination together. The base was thin style with a little bit of a crunch, which is how a pizza base should be.
The second pizza was the Funghi Pizza with mushroom, truffle oil, goats cheese and rocket, another fantastic combination. Much like the salami pizza, this was also extremely authentic, with fresh Italian ingredients. Mushrooms is one of my favourite things to eat at the moment, and you can not go wrong with truffle oil. Goats cheese and rocket are two of my other favourite things, so really this pizza was made for me.
We then tried the Gnocchi oven baked with mild gorgonzola and spinach. This is actually one of my desired combinations, gorgonzola in anything is to die for. Even though the sauce was creamy, it felt rather light, especially with the addition of the spinach. The gnocchi was cooked well, not to hard, not too soft.
My favourite dish of the day was the Meatballs with house sugo and shaved parmesan. What I loved so much about this dish was the thick, saucy sugo and how much flavour it held. The meatballs were made with juicy and tender meat, and they were incredibly authentic. I also love parmesan on anything and everything so this really put a good spin on the dish.
We ended with the Haloumi pan seared with olive oil and mint. The haloumi was not too salty and slightly squeaky as it should be. I really enjoyed the extra addition of the mint, which gave it that little bit of difference. Mint is a great combination with this type of cheese, and it is something I will use on the odd occasion that I cook haloumi.
Thank you to the team at The Gallery for having us along to sample your new Rooftop menu. We have always enjoyed supporting you whether that be using your function space, or coming in to try your new menu.
Words by Tomika Salerno
WHERE: 30 Waymouth St, Adelaide