So, who fancies a threesome for breakfast? Settle down folks, it’s nothing improper – just one of the more cheekily-named breakfast dishes on the menu at Aldgate.
The Threesome is actually a wholesome combo of golden maple-roasted Goldilocks granola, toasted banana bread with miso caramel and rhubarb, ricotta and yoghurt fool.
It’s one of a few playfully-titled dishes at Fred which is owned by smart hospo duo Todd Langley and Aaron Bond. The eatery is much loved by Hills locals (and their cute pooches who often star on Fred’s social media pages) but also brings destination diners from across town.
Langley’s cooking is the ultimate drawcard and he knows how to keep people happy by nailing the ‘comfort food with a creative edge’ brief. The signatures here are big, bright flavours, lots of local and seasonal produce and Asian, Euro and Middle Eastern flourishes to add interest. The flexible menu moves from early breakfast to all-day breakfast and then lunch. Covid-19 saw a temporary end to Fred’s regular Friday night dinners but they will resume in October.
Take your pick from Happiness In A Bowl (pork belly, kimichi and caramel omelette) or Malaysian Bang Bang chicken, their staple Reuben sanger or a new offering called Hi Hi Shanghai (salt and pepper squid and tofu, sweetcorn and lime leaf mash with charred broccolini).
Coffee is reliably excellent, made with a custom blend of Brazilian, Indian and Ethiopian beans (from Rio Coffee) which has a rich, slightly chocolatey flavour profile. Fred is licensed, too, with a concise and unashamedly parochial bunch of Adelaide Hills wines.