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Published January 11th 2013
Windy Point Restaurant cannot be compared to a jewel. The lasting memories it leaves far outweigh the momentary euphoria any precious stone could create.
[ADVERT]From fleeting rumours about the restaurant, I already had high expectations. At the very least, I expected good service. Top quality service was offered from the minute we walked into the restaurant. Charismatic staff welcomed us and immediately showed us to our table, overlooking the whole of Adelaide. Show me a better view, and I will happily recant my words. Until then, that was undoubtedly the best view I have seen from a restaurant table. It felt like we were atop a fancy tree-house.
The waiters were in tune with our every movement, down to re-filling our glasses just in time. Our entree was a shared serve of the Pumpkin and Marjoram pie, so beautifully flavoured I thought to myself that would be a small victory should the mains be disappointing. I ordered the slow-cooked duck leg special and my partner ordered the wagyu beef.
I was secretly thinking mine would be the better choice, you know, slow cooked anything will seldom disappoint. When the mains were served, I had the first bite of the duck served with shredded pear and pumpkin puree, and I had to literally stop myself from jumping up and pumping my fist in the air. Yes, that good.
I tasted my partner's beef, and was surprised when I was overcome with the same concoction of delight. Beef is usually predictable in my experience. This was the exception, and the mash and red wine jus were an excellent combination. It was that light and tender that if it wasn't for the unmistakeable taste, I would have pegged it for some foreign exotic cut of meat.
Extremely ecstatic after our mains, dessert was served. We had a selection of all their mini desserts, and after my sweet tooth begged for mercy I had to oblige. I could not have any more.
Taste in the tongue of the beholder? I don't think so. Windy Point Restaurant is one of those places you never forget. You just don't.