Taking its name from the second and sixth of the Seven Deadly Sins (greed and gluttony), 2nd & 6th is a great place to enjoy delicious European cuisine. Located on Peel Street, it's one of the laneway restaurants that are cropping up in Adelaide.
Ideal for vegetarians, the Dukkha Tofu had the soft texture we desired with the coating of Dukkha delivering a delectable nutty flavour. The vibrant vegetables accompanying the tofu gave the dish a fresh appearance and their flavour was subtly enhanced by the herbs they were cooked with.
Dukkha Tofu (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While we found the pieces of crackling in their 12 Hour Slow Cooked Pork Belly to be a bit tough for our tastes, the pork belly was still juicy and partnered well by the slightly tangy pickled onions. We also liked the fluffy texture of the smoked mashed potatoes, which had the right degree of smokiness. Accompanying the pork was what seemed like aioli for dipping the pork in to lift its flavour.
12 Hour Slow Pork Belly (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For something a bit unusual, the Stuffed Moroccan Duck Breast is a good choice. The use of the Medjool date, a very soft sweet date, in the stuffing gave the dish a slightly sweet flavour. The duck had a bit of a char-grilled taste and the herb infused vegetables served with the duck were done as well as those accompanying the Dukkha Tofu. Some sauce was provided on the side to dribble over the duck to add an extra element of flavour.
Stuffed Moroccan Duck Breast (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While the use of Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan sauce in their Saltiimbocca Chicken may suggest the dish will taste very cheesy, the cheesy flavour was actually quite mild. The perfectly cooked chicken was complemented well by this sauce, the tomato and the smoky prosciutto. Some potato chips acted as a good contrast to the chicken.
Saltiimbocca Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The décor of the restaurant and its dim lighting give it a cosy feel. If you are looking to indulge in some European cuisine, consider dropping by 2nd & 6th for a visit. We were lucky to sample their delicious dishes at 50% off because it was on Dimmi weekly flash sale.