To nab some of Jock Zonfrillo‘s time now moreover any other time of the year is an opportunity not to be taken for granted.
Not only has his always popular Adelaide CBD establishment Street ADL been catering to the masses in town for the Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival of the Arts (not to mention their pop up food stall at the Royal Croquet Club at Victoria Square), but the Rundle St property has seen an overhaul this week. In place of Street ADL, Zonfrillo’s latest addition to his ever expanding restaurant business, Blackwood, officially opened on Tuesday night. Offering patrons a dining experience akin to Zonfrillo’s high end flagship restaurant Orana, Blackwood stands apart by instead presenting Orana’s techniques and ingredients in a bistro setting.
Couple the new restaurant with the relocation of Street out to Henley Beach and the introduction of Nonna Mallozzi, a food truck to be introduced to foodies in Adelaide through 2016… Zonfrillo is a busy, busy man.
Sitting down at Blackwood on a hot Adelaide afternoon, the famed Scottish chef shows no signs of weariness except a few yawns, as he comments on the restaurant’s opening week so far.