Designed to look similar to a New York bar, The Propaganda Club on Grenfell Street is also meant to serve as Adelaide's only late night supper club. The restaurant offers two main dining areas - the Manhattan Room serving as the main dining area while the Soho Lounge functions as a bar. Complimentary warmed olives were provided with each meal and the service was excellent; the staff accommodated our request to change our order of Brussels Sprouts to Zucchini Flowers without any fuss.
Having not tasted zucchini flowers before, we could not resist giving their Zucchini Flowers dish a try. The flowers were fried to golden brown with just the right amount of bite to them. Accompanying the flowers was a lovely ratatouille sauce that had a slightly spicy flavour and pea puree whose refreshing flavour helped to balance out the other ingredients.
Zucchini Flowers (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Great for sharing with others, the BBQ Boston Chicken was tender with the pomegranate gastrique used to glaze it giving the dish a moreish savoury-sweet flavour. Gastrique is the term given to caramelised sugar that is deglazed with vinegar. While it may sound horrible, the burnt broccoli and sweet red onion served with the chicken actually had a delectable char-grilled flavour that was a good partner to the chicken.
BBQ Boston Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Inspired by Moroccan cuisine, the minced chicken filling in their Bestella Chicken had spice seasoning which was contrasted well by the crisp filo pastry. A dusting of icing sugar provided a somewhat unusual sweet taste to an otherwise savoury dish. The dish also had a pistachio, cinnamon and cumin salad with a delicious sharp flavour.
While we would have liked the portion of Pork Belly to be more generous for complete enjoyment of the dish, it was still juicy with the crisp crackling setting it off. The cauliflower puree, pickled cucumber and charred cos lettuce complemented the pork well with their milder flavour compared to the pork.
Pork Belly (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The New York inspired décor, high ceiling, chandeliers and cushy seatings gave the restaurant a cosy, formal atmosphere with the tables spaced a good distance apart from each other. All the dishes we ordered were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Dimmi had a promotion for this restaurant and we got 50% off our total bill by booking through them.