Since opening the doors to this former drycleaners the Leigh Street Wine Room crew haven’t had the best of luck – getting up and running at the tail-end of last year just in time to hit the smokiest of summers, then being shuttered by Covid before being held up by the sort of red tape and restriction wrangling that make you wonder if any of this is actually worth it. It’s a crying shame, as just one taste of the food here reveals the answer to be a resounding YES!
At Leigh Street, ‘in-house’ and ‘from scratch’ aren’t terms to be bandied about lightly, with co-owner Nathan Sasi butchering his own meat and turning out the sort of house-made charcuterie, cheeses and breads that are nothing short of breath-taking.
This passion for food, and Sali and Nathan Sasi’s determination to power through 2020, has led to the creation a their new book; Leigh Street Wine Room, From scratch, naturally.
The crowdfunding project is selling the book for only $22 a copy, but they need 100 copies sold in 10 days to trigger printing.
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN! Support these local legends and get on board. Christmas presents, staff incentives, late Father’s Day gifts, just a treat for yourself, whatever the reason, now’s the time to jump on board.
In this stunning little book, the guys showcase some of their favourite DIY foodstuffs, with a half dozen in-depth, step-by-step process-driven recipes for cheeses, salamis and the rest that’ll have you rolling up your sleeves, pouring yourself a glass of something natural and setting aside some serious weekend time to get diving into properly.
This is project cooking at its finest, but there’s also a stunning selection of dishes from the flames that reflect the addition of ex-Burnt Ends Jake Kellie to the roster, along with some serious local natural wine knowledge, too.
Yup, that’s quite the little package, but we’d expect nothing less from a spot that’s been kicking ALL the goals since day one. So, what are you waiting for? Get in there and grab yourself a slice of Adelaide’s finest, as pre-sale starts… NOW!
Pre-order your copy now (they need 100 copies sold to trigger printing so PLEASE support local and grab a copy ASAP). It’s only $22, so get on it.