Nestled on the corner of Flinders Street and Tucker Street you’ll find one of the best Spanish eateries in all of Adelaide, The Little Soho. Showcasing an array of different Spanish regions and combining them with local South Australian produce, The Little Soho truly makes for a mouth-watering experience. Last Tuesday we were lucky enough to be invited to a sampling of their new 2017 menu!
We were immediately greeted with super spritely service, delicious Patlin Gardens olives and house made sangria, which may well be second to none other in Adelaide.
Our first tapas taste to enjoy, Spanish Tortillas with sourdough and aioli might sound simple, but simple may be exactly what the palate needs. Accompanied by a Moritz lager, this was simplicity at its finest. Following this, out came the ‘Cogollos’ Grilled Cos Lettuce with white anchovies, black garlic, walnut and sherry dressing, with Smoked Port Lincoln Sardine with grilled peaches, almond ajoblanco and dried black olives. A little unsure about lettuce or peaches with seafood? Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it, there are so many flavours here that need to be tried to be appreciated.
As the warm night rolled on and the sun slowly disappeared behind the city buildings, we made our way through a variety of spectacular dishes. It was the Raciones where the local produce The Little Soho have been working through, really shone through. BBQ Kangaroo Island Pork, Boston Bay mussels, Spencer Gulf Prawns and Goolwa Pipis all made superb impressions around the table. How was the seafood mentioned used together? Your mouth is watering and a paella as fresh as fresh can be hits the palate. However, of these ingredients one of them was seemed to be the favourite around the table, the Goolwa Pipis, which begs the question... why aren’t we seeing them used in so many more places?
To round the night out, we were treated to Tarta De Santiago cake plus tea and coffee. For any of you coffee fanatics, the coffee was just as good as the rest of the experience. Jack the bar tender can not only knock up a few magnificent cocktails, he can also dish out a coffee to for those hard to please coffee drinkers.
So should you be visiting The Little Soho sometime soon? Hell yeah! A word of warning that sangria mentioned at the start? You may just fall in love with the liquid, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
All images by Harrison Schultz