Lucky Dumpling Market – until November 15
OzAsia’s Lucky Dumpling Market will take place in a bigger space this year, in a new location of Elder Park, on the Adelaide Riverbank. The pop-up food festival will be open Tuesday to Friday, 4.30pm until late, and Saturday and Sunday, noon until late. Discover a feast for the senses that will transport you to the street markets of Asia, with authentic cuisine, premium wine and beer, and a vibrant atmosphere. The Lucky Dumpling Market will also host free, live entertainment, including music, dance and community activations. The festival is presented by the team behind the Adelaide Fringe hub Gluttony, in collaboration with OzAsia Festival.
Gather & Graze – November 7 to 8
CheeseFest+FERMENT festival is back, but in a smaller format, called Gather & Graze, and at a temporary new home, The Market Shed on Holland. Gather & Graze will feature live cooking demonstrations, chef stalls, niche bars and produce, with demonstrations from Emma McCaskill, Karena Armstrong, Rose Adam, and Paul Baker. Local producers include Udder Delights, Second Valley Dairy, Woodside Cheese Wrights, Brewed by Belinda, Coriole Vineyards, My Grandma Ben, and more. Tickets must be purchased online.
A Share Summer Fundraiser – November 8
Hosted by Murdoch Hill Wines at Oakbank and with chefs from Share and Shakermaker Foods, A Share Summer Fundraiser is a long lunch of nose-to-tail pork, donated by Jason Stephenson of Boston Bay Smallgoods, with veggies by food rescue champions Oz Harvest SA. The donated pork is free-range and ethically raised. All proceeds are going to a charitable cause, tickets are $120 and include bus transport from Adelaide CBD to Murdoch Hill, matched with Murdoch Hill wines, a luxe five-course lunch, and music from DJs all afternoon.
Gin Sea Voyage Captained by the Makers – November 7 to 8
Gather on the outdoor deck of Hains & Co, where the stalwarts of the local spirits scene will offer an immersive Gin Sea Voyage experience from each of their labels and give a deep appreciation of their craft. Run as part of Tasting Australia Local, the event will be hosted by Sean Baxter (Never Never), Laura Carter (Applewood) and David Danby (Imperial Measures), and Marcus Motteram (Hains & Co). The event runs from 2pm to 4pm, tickets from $95.
The Cupcake Lady – until December 31
Back by popular demand, The Cupcake Lady will have a pop-up location at the Adelaide Central Market until the end of the year. The popular gourmet range of cupcake flavours – 10 daily – will be available at the pop-up store, with all cupcakes made from scratch and crafted by hand. Shoppers can find The Cupcake Lady at Stall 28/29 in the Adelaide Central Market. The Market is open Tuesday to Saturday, including late nights until 9pm on Fridays and a range of traders on Sundays from 8am to 3pm.
Sparkke at the Whitmore featuring Christine Manfield – November 22
Sparkke at the Whitmore’s next dinner in the Guest Chef series will star one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Christine Manfield. The dinner will be hosted by Sparkke co-founder and award-winning South Australian winemaker Rose Kentish. The five-course sit-down dinner, with matched wines and beers, will start with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are limited and are available for $240 per person.
Feast Festival Picnic in the Park – November 29
Feast’s annual community picnic will be held at Pinky Flat at the corner of War Memorial Drive and Morphett Road, from 11am to 7pm. Explore community and artisan market stalls, enjoy a variety of cuisines from local food vendors, and whet your whistle with South Australian made and owned beverages. Attractions include a Queer Youth Zone, Sports Precinct, DIY Queer Craft, plus the famous Dog Show and Drag Fashion Parade.
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