The second Adelaide Food & Wine Festival tucks in from tomorrow, with 10 days of eating, drinking and carousing across South Australia, until April 13.
With so much to see, slurp and taste, we asked Festival Director Amanda James-Pritchard to single out a few juicy morsels, which she’s listed below.
You can read the full program here.
Baudin & Flinders Breakfast
Friday, April 4, Lipson St, Port Adelaide
Chef David Swain, front-of-house dynamo Sharon Romeo and the team from Fino create a shared breakfast informed and inspired by the journeys of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders. Hosted by Keith Conlon and in collaboration with the SA Maritime Museum. Historic.
Saturday, April 5, Adelaide Central Market
Current Chef of the Year Duncan Welgemoed and The Happy Motel TM will take the reins of this market-produce dinner comprising local artists, winemakers, traders, producers and musicians, after hours in Adelaide Central Market. Epic evening.
Sunday, April 6, Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Laneway wine party curated by the folks at East End Cellars with local rock star winemakers. DJ. El Choto Paella, Low & Slow pulled pork and Tasting Room charcuterie plate. Convivival.
Tuesday, April 8, National Wine Centre
Food and wine forum with a difference. 20 speakers with five minutes each on the same topic before participants themselves brainstorm ideas and present back. Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood, wine man Mike Bennie, Tim Wildman MW, Wendy Umberger, Amanda Daniel. Think talk, participate.
Eating their Words
Tuesday April 8, Adelaide
Food writing and blogging discussion over dinner at Daniel O’Connell Hotel with David Sly (Australian Gourmet Traveller, SA Life), Christina Soong (Hungry Australian) and George Ujvary (foodologist). Lively.
Wednesday, April 9, National Wine Centre
4 top chefs, 4 ingredients, 4 ABC broadcasters.
Emma Shearer (Magill Estate), Phil Whitmarsh, Duncan Welgemoed and Phil Pope will create a dish from an ingredient chosen by an 891 ABC broadcaster. Tricky.
Don Dunstan Tribute
Thursday, April 10, Fino, Willunga
Dinner to celebrate the former premier and South Australian icon produced by his former apprentice, Chef Sam Smith. Pink shorts optional.
Saturday, April 12, Rymill Park, Adelaide
A retro day-out with egg and spoon races, picnic hampers and old-school fare from Chefs Jimmy Shu, Salvatore Pepe and Georgie Rogers. Free concert by Peter Combe. Special guest Max Allen. Wine, Beer. Cider. Sangria. Cheese. Foodie-dog arena for your pooch. Register your dog and receive a “Food Critic” Dog tag! Classes including toffee apple making and “how to drink wine with an excitable dog”. Classy.
Tuesday, April 8, Adelaide Central Market
With the bacon trails sold out (again), check out this new tour with a veggie bent taken by Bliss Organic’s Grace Love. You’ll feel good.
PIRSA Regional Celebration
Sunday, April 13, various locations
Choose from 13 events across South Australia from Coonawarra to the Riverland and the Hills to McLaren Vale. I’ll [Amanda] be at Sips in the Sticks in the Glen Roy Shearing Shed, Coonawarra.