Paradise Hotel’s 3-million-dollar renovation, without a doubt, transformed the venue into a suburban Paradise! Naturally, a refreshing menu was created to complement the Hotel’s new look and feel. With the interior inspired by the beautiful Isle of Capri, diners can now enjoy the summer breeze whilst devouring a delicious seafood platter in Paradise Hotel’s outdoor dining area (ahh-may-zing).
On Tuesday night, we officially kick-stared the GAT event’s calendar with our first shindig of 2018 where media and bloggers gathered at the Paradise Hotel for an enormous night of Eating & Tweeting (8 courses to be exact) – can you think of a better way to farewell the festive season than with more food? I doubt it!
Newly appointed Head Chef, Matthew de Cean, and Executive GM Hotel Chef, Chris Wotton (who previously worked for Maggie Beer) created this new menu to boast a modern European vibe, which our guests had the pleasure of indulging in. Matthew feels it’s his duty as a chef to utilise fresh, local produce in these dishes to showcase what South Australia has to offer.
Guests took their seats at a long white dining table that was beautifully decorated with ocean-blue runners and traditional terracotta pot plants. In true European fashion, the first course was an Antipasto Platter, accompanied with fresh olives, pickles and breadsticks. The perfect dish to prep the palate! Following this was the Shaved Prochetta Share Plate, prepped on a pitta base and dressed lightly with oil and salt (I pretty much scoffed the whole thing to myself ha).
Next up were the SA Coconut Prawn Cutlets -(yep, the prawns were crumbed in coconut), which was paired with a tangy dressing sauce and fresh lemon. The fourth course was a traditional Greek Lamb Salad, continuing on with the menu’s European feel. Shortly after, the great staff at Paradise presented guests with the best kind of fries – Haloumi Fries *drools*.
The sixth course dished up a mini version of the Vegetable Parmigiana stuffed with sweet potato. You’re probably thinking, how are these people still eating? There’s always room for more!
Up next was the evening showstopper – Paradise Hotel’s signature Seafood Platter with local blue swimmer crab, SA fresh king prawns, smoked salmon, natural oysters, grilled scallops, crispy fried squid and ale battered flat head. This dish paired with Peter Lehmann Art & Soil Riesling was simply mouth-watering! It’s common knowledge that we have a second stomach especially for dessert… The final course – delicious Pannacotta.
Paradise Hotel’s new menu caters for all ages and dietary requirements, with multiple gluten free, vegetarian and share options available. Located on Lower North East Road, Paradise Hotel prides itself on offering high quality food and service, in a welcoming, family-friendly environment.
700 Lower North East Road, Paradise
(08) 8337 5055