Unlike Shrek, who is a green ogre, Red Ochre is a restaurant specialising in native cuisine.
The waitress welcomes me back.
I'm perched at the edge of the room, looking down on the fountain in the River Torrens.
Apple & caramelised onion puree celeriac, fennel & native Apple remoulade.
The waitress tells me this dish is to die for. I prefer to pay with PayPass.
The meat is juicy and tasty, and the incinerated herbs on its surface add more taste. It sits in the remoulade — a kind of apple sauce, but with less apple, and a strange bite.
The slaw is full of chewy celeriac. It's an unusual rubbery texture, but it's a pleasant way to eat vegetables.
The parfait is essentially ice cream, with some chocolate bits in it. None of it has much taste. The dollop of chocolate has a bit of a cocoa flavour, and the little bit of caramel is rough and full of sugar grains. I can detect a small amount of salt in it.
I've had honey popcorn before, but it usually costs two dollars, and comes in a clear plastic bag.
I decide to bank the calories, and stop eating this half-way.
My guess is they refund dessert, given my feedback, and the fact I left half of it on the plate.
Nope. No refund. My psycho powers have failed. :)