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It was my wife’s birthday and I wanted to give her a treat, so I thought it would be a great idea to take the family out to dinner. After a little discussion we settled, by we I mean the wife and daughter ;), on Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar. This cafe can be found at 94 Frome St, Adelaide and you can ring them on ph 8224 0004 to make a booking.

Even though it was a Friday night we found a car park just around the corner and so  figured the fates were smiling at me and we were in for a good night. Upon entering Andre’s I found a bustling little cafe filled with what appeared to be happy patrons. Perhaps a little too happy as I found all the chatter a little loud, so much so I found it somewhat difficult to listen to our charming waitress, Still, I suppose you have to expect that in a cafe these days.

Being a special occasion, I actually married my wife on her birthday, her choice ;), we decided to go for their  menu Fisso at $59 a head. A bit pricey perhaps but like I said, I felt the fates were on our side and I was prepared for a real treat. This is basically a shared menu where they bring out a selection of foods for everyone on the table to try. This menu can be seen here, be patient it’s a little slow in loading. Thankfully this can’t be said of their service. The meals were delivered promptly and the staff were both knowledgeable and friendly. I reckon Andre’s time on Master Chef taught him a thing or two.

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What you see there is their polenta pizza, and I must say the polenta’s texture was exquisite but to get the true taste sensation you have to be sure you scoop up the ‘pizza’ topping along with the polenta. I have to say that the highlight of the evening was Andre’s gnocchi. It was the best gnocchi I’ve ever had in my life and I’ve had a fair few gnocchis in my life time.

The only thing I could fault them on was when bringing in the mains they brought them all at once which meant that by the time you got to sample the last one it was a little cold. If they had separated that into two the evening would have been absolutely perfect.

As you guys probably know Mothers Day is just around the corner and taking your mum to Andre’s would make the perfect gift. They will tantalise her taste buds and there’s no need for her to clean up afterwards. So all she has to do is relax and enjoy the meal with her family. Naturally you may still want to buy her a gift as well, just to surprise her, and if that is the case The Gift Guru has some pretty good mothers day gift ideas.

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