Adelaide: Day 1

my last church photo

So yes… It’s a church. What can I say, there really are a lot of churches in Adelaide. Not all of them are particularly photograph worthy, but as a concession to church lovers the world over, here are my first and last church photos. I know I’ve been slack about updating the site with all the news and happenings in South Australia, but if you’re been around for any length of time you’d realise it was completely inevitable… The fact that I had a couple of thousand photos to sift through alone should be a good enough indication as to why my procrastination has been so pronounced.

So after a relatively short flight from Perth on that stunningly cheap (in every way) airline Virgin Blue, we arrived in Adelaide. The basic plan was to spend some time with my friends Paul and Kara (who were getting married), and Sharon’s friends Serena and Chris, as well as fit in as much good wine and good food as was humanly possible.

After being picked up at the airport by Paul and Kara, and bewildering them with my need to bring my entire knife set with me (because you just never know when a spontaneous dinner party is going to break out). We had a quick lunch and wandered around the streets of suburbia. I have no idea where we were as I was still almost completely disoriented, but my initial reaction was that it seemed like a big country town. Which is not a bad thing if you like country towns of course :)

Later that evening, after unwinding and becoming acquainted with Kara’s miniature schnauzer Ebby (who had an unnatural fascination with my feet), we decided to try out the first place on my list of recommendations, Good Life Organic Pizza. This one came from Kam and Louise of Fiori fame, who had many good things to say about reasonably priced tasty pizza, and an excellent list of wines.

Good Life - Modern Organic Pizza

I’m happy to say they weren’t mistaken. We ordered the roast organic vegetable pizza, the Angaston spicy salami pizza,
(with organic kalamata olives, organic red onion, fresh baby bocconcini and basil), and the Free-range roasted duck
with shitake mushroom and spring onion ginger jam ! Oh boy… they were all so very good. My personal fav was most likely the duck pizza, however the roast vege one did a great job of making me forget about my carnivorous tendencies for a while.

Duck and Shitake Mushroom Pizza

We also ordered a bottle of Geoff Hardy’s K1 Cabernet/Tempranillo, starting a trend that would continue throughout the week of consuming vast quantities of great wine (in moderation of course – one after another :) ).

The service was casual and the staff did a good job of sounding genuine in their concern for all things organic, which was also nice. It was also nice to be having dinner with my good friend Paul, one of the nicest guys I know, and one of the few people on this world that I know can eat more than I do. I happily left him the last piece of pizza as we slowly eased our way into holiday mode, ready for the rest of the week.

7 thoughts on “Adelaide: Day 1”

  1. Oh hey Adelaide is my home (big country) town. Nice to have you visit. Good Life is one of my favourite places to eat. I see that you have been to King William Road as well. Hope you enjoy your stay, drink some great wines, have good coffee (try Cikolatte in Melbourne St) and some good food.

  2. Hey Jennifer,

    Sorry I didn’t know beforehand or I would have asked you directly. Like Perth, it seems that Adelaide is under represented in the blogosphere… compared to Sydney and Melbourne anyway. Luckily we had some great advice and did indeed do some very fine eating and drinking in your country town… details to come ! I really wish we had a Good Life type place in Perth, it was fantastic.

  3. Hey Matt! Good to see you back and being snap happy. Great post on Adelaide and good to see you enjoyed those organic pizzas. Hope to read more soon…

  4. I am surprised they don’t confiscate your knives. Seriously, you need to let go of this addiction to travel with knives.

    Ahh wine country. Ahh pizza.

  5. you always travel with knives matt?? I prefer to take my chances with what the locals are offering.

    glad you went to the good life…it used to be my local pizza joint when I was living in Adelaide…many fond memories

  6. One throw away line and now I’m some kind of knife welding freak… :) It is so wrong to have a slightly obsessive need for good knife ware ? I ask you ??

  7. There’s nothing wrong with appreciating a good knife Matt, but strapping them to the inside of your thigh for the flight was taking it a bit too far I think…

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