Crema on Jetty Rd - new take on an old favourite

Crema on Jetty - 10 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045

When Jetty Road at Glenelg has so much to offer in food and entertainment, how do you choose where to dine? Perhaps going back to the tried and tested is a decision one can rely on time and time again, and I (Sofia) am here to tell you that Crema on Jetty has got its food game back!

Thanks to creative chef consultant Billy & Co., Crema has never looked better, from the revamped menu, to the comfortable decor and friendly staff, it feels like one cosy family dining room. Our night was filled with great food, great staff and many laughs, thanks to Bill for inviting us and supplying all food and beverages.

Peach Bellini $8, Olives al forno $6 & Piccante almonds $6

To kick off the evening, we were treated to Crema's Peach Bellini Aperitivi made with prosecco and yellow peach puree, which is an alcoholic beverage served before a meal to stimulate the appetite. Along side this we were served up Sicilian queen green olives and Piccante almonds spiced with Italian seasoning and crushed chillies. These were a great starting snack to prepare our taste buds for the meal to come.

Pork & fennel meatballs (3) $13

Buttermilk fried chicken $14

Cheesy sweet potato fries $9
From the starters and sides menu, we were presented with pork and fennel meatballs in a tomato sugo, buttermilk fried chicken with fresh iceberg lettuce and lemon caesar sauce, crispy stuffed risotto balls with mozzarella, porcini, truffle, and parmesan in a tomato sugo and cheesy sweet potato fries with grated parmesan, mozzarella and truffle oil.

These were all absolutely delicious! I could not pick a favourite, as each dish was bursting with flavour and provided a mix of tasty spices and oozing cheese. The fried chicken was cooked perfectly and came in perfect little bite sized pieces, the meatballs were fresh and tasty, and the tomato sugo was the perfect dipping sauce with fresh crusty bread. And if you are a fan of sweet potato fries, make sure to try this cheesy bowl of goodness. I could eat the whole bowl, I absolutely loved these fries, perfectly crunchy, sweet and paired well with gooey cheese and sharp parmesan.

Crispy calamari $19

Bowl of mussels $29
Wood roasted whole fish
Baked seafood pasta in paper
Lamb gnocchi with shaved parmesan

Next came the crispy semolina crusted calamari on radicchio leaves, baby spinach and shaved fennel with garlic aioli, and sharing bowl of Port Lincoln mussels in Napoli-style tomato sauce with white wine, garlic, herbs, black olives and capers, served with crusty bread. This would be heaven for seafood lovers, the calamari were fresh and crunchy, but lacked a little seasoning, while the mussels were tasty and soaked up the broth beautifully.

Then came the wood roasted fish of the day with a side of fresh salad and a green salsa verde, and baked seafood pasta in paper which is a Marinara-style calamari, clams, prawns, fish, and cherry tomato, all tossed in fresh fettuccine, and gnocchi with slow cooked lamb in a rich tomato sauce. The fish was perfectly cooked, and came out whole, the meat was soft and buttery and was complimented by the freshness of the salad and salsa verde. This was my favourite seafood dish by far.

Throughout the night we got to meet the head chef of Crema, who was lively and chatty and asked us for feedback and what we thought of the dishes so far. The whole staff team were super friendly, chatty and liked to joke around. The mood was light and fun and I could tell the staff and some of the customers had a great rapport. We were even told that some of the returning customers have been coming for years and always ordered the same thing. It was lovely to see!

Seafood pizza
Potato & cheese pizza
Nutella & banana pizza
Last but not least came the pizzas, we had the seafood pizza and a potato and cheese pizza, both light and tasty. To finish off, the chef called on one of us to create the dessert. I was the lucky blogger selected for the task and given an apron and gloves, the chef put me to task in spinning the pizza dough and putting it in the oven. We created an apple pie dessert pizza with caramel sauce which was delicious and had just the right amount of sweetness, and a nutella and banana pizza which was sweet and crunchy. An accompaniment of house-made gelati were served on the side, with the vanilla being a standout for me.

                                                          Trying out my hand at pizza making

Crema really delivered on a fun evening and great hospitality. The food was well prepared and had great flavour, but I think it's the staff of Crema that will see people come back. You feel part of a big family and the food is just part of the experience. A big thank you to Bill for inviting us and the chef for serving up some great, memorable dishes.

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