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Published March 25th 2018
Tastes of The Fleurieu
Thunderbird is a new restaurant and bar located on The Strand at Port Elliot. Managed by motivated Foodie, Campbell Haig (Cafe 58), Thunderbird offers something different for lunch, dinner or drinks after the beach.
Thunderbird's menu focusses on seasonal, regional food and, as a consequence, changes regularly. 'Bar Food' is designed to be shared and the menu may include delightful locally grown olives, roasted almonds from Willunga or, if you are a summer visitor, baked figs with local goats cheese.
The main meal menu is succinct which is always a blessing to those who suffer indecision (I'm guilty). There may be only three dishes to choose from but daily specials are also available so there's always enough to tempt.
Further temptation comes in the form of locally made cakes and desserts as well as a selection of cheeses from Alexandrina and Adelaide Hills.
Wines from Mt Jagged, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek are listed along with a few imported varieties from France and Italy. A generous selection of craft beer varieties also feature on the drinks list.
Crunchy toasted almonds, pine nuts and pumpkin seeds, mixed with fresh green herbs and leaves, sweet muscatels and salty capers were topped with a yoghurt and honey dressing and colourful pomegranate seeds. It was delicious and surprisingly filling. A glass of chilled Pinot Grigio from the Adelaide Hills seemed a perfect accompaniment, so much so that I ordered a second glass.