02 August 2018

Eat: Lost in a Forest

I suggest to you that pizza is one of life’s great simple pleasures.

I also suggest to you that a trip to Uraidla for a couple of shared pizzas at the intriguingly named Lost in a Forest is an Adelaide must do. Combine your trip with a visit to a local winery and/or nearby Hahndorf and you are well on your way to a quintessential Adelaide day out.

The bonus is that you don’t even need to get lost in a forest to find this place. It’s pretty easy to spot from the road.

What makes this trip worth it is the speck. Perhaps you are wondering if that is a stretch on my part. I guess there is only one way to find out.
We ordered the good doctor (confit garlic, brussel sprouts, SPECK, mozzarella and pecorino) and the buzzbomb (passata, mild soppressa, mozzarella, chilli infused honey).

The wood oven did its thing and produced two delicious pizzas with dough that is the stuff of dreams. That confit garlic stays with you for a few hours. Embrace it. We certainly had no room for dessert but if you do there is the option of a berries and cream dessert pizza. And I would certainly never judge anyone who orders it.
After cleaning our plates, we then rolled across the road for a drink at the Uraidla Hotel. If only a spot on the couch by the fire had been available… I might still be there now.

Lost in a Forest
1203 Greenhill Road
Uraidla SA 5142
08 8390 3444

10 July 2012

Do: Stay Heaps Good Adelaide

Well, Adelaide, it's been real. But now I'm moving. It's not you, it's definitely me. A new adventure awaits so it's time for a quick goodbye, a firm handshake and one final drink. Preferably a local drop.

I'm off to the motherland. London calling. And Edinburgh. And Paris. And Brussels. And Berlin. You get the idea.

So this is my farewell post. Farewell for now, at least. I'm not sure when I'll be back, but you can safely assume my first stop will be here.

Since starting up That's Adelaide, I've been blown away by the positive feedback, tweets, comments, reposts, emails, invites and general blogosphere niceness. Watching my stats page crawl, climb, rise and fall has been way more fun than it sounds. Thanks guys!

See you on the other side.

06 July 2012

Icons: A Special Place

Let me tell you about a special place.

For every summer of my childhood that I can remember my family would pack the car to the hilt and head down to The Shack. When I say The Beach it only ever means one place. Aldinga.

I can't count the hours I have spent doing nothing but staring out at the magnificent horizon. Usually surrounded by fantastic family and friends.

Here is where the sun sets on perfect days. Where there is stillness. Where the year ends and we awake to new years and new beginnings. Here is where you know everything will be ok.

To me, Aldinga Beach represents so much more than sun, sand and surf.

Not everyone has a home, but I hope you are all lucky enough to have a special place that brings happy memories straight to the surface.