Fork on the Road – July 16
Fork on the Road will be back at Hart’s Mill in Port Adelaide this month with a number of new and existing food trucks including Burger Theory, churrOZ Adelaide, Coffee & Crepes and The Rolling Pizza Oven. Drinks from Adelaide Hills Cider Company, Big Shed Brewing and Adelaide Hills Distillery will also be on offer.
Culinary masterclasses at Westfield
Join MasterChef contestants Adam Mizzi and Jessie Spiby for program of free culinary masterclasses at Westfield Westlakes shopping centre. Learn skills such as how to cook the perfect steak (July 17), the art of tea making with T2 (July 24), basic butchery (July 31), how to make the perfect coffee (August 7) and how to jazz up your cheeseboards with home-made jam (August 14). More information can be found here.
Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers Festival – Until July 31
Coonawarra wines are known for their ability to age well and the annual Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers Festival is a celebration of rare and aged wines that are not normally available for tasting. During the festival, the wineries will dust off some of their hidden treasures, making them available to taste and purchase as part of the Cellar Dwellers program of more than 30 events including masterclasses, dinners and vineyard visits. Read the full program here.
ChocoVino Masterclass – July 13
Join Hahndorf Hill Winery brand ambassador Jack Simmonds at Fassina Liquor, Somerton Park, for a premium chocolate and wine-matching event. The ChocoVino experience created by Hahndorf Hill Winery matches its boutique Adelaide Hills wines to some of the world’s most acclaimed chocolates, with six wine and chocolate combinations to try. Cost is $30 per person with $10 refundable on any orders. Bookings essential. More information here.
Chaffey Bros Wine Co / Leah Grant wine label art exhibition – July 13
Adelaide artist Leah Grant and Chaffey Bros winemaker Daniel Hartwig bring wine and art together in this collaborative exhibition of artworks that have inspired a series of new wine labels to be launched at The Gallery, 30 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, at 3pm on July 13. They say that both the wine and the art is inspired by the 1811 Napoleonic battle in Spain, after which Colonel Light named the Barossa. For more information, contact Leah Grant, 0434 013 839, or Daniel Hartwig, 0417 565 511.
Bastille Day at Madame Hanoi – July 14
Join Vietnamese restaurant Madame Hanoi to celebrate Bastille Day with four courses of French delicacies, live entertainment and French-inspired cocktails and wines. Cost is $95 per person. Information and bookings available here.
Kangaroo Island cooking experience – July 15
Join Justin Harman from the Kangaroo Island Central Market Stall and Kangaroo Island Source chef Kate Sumner for an evening of cooking demonstrations and a tapas-style meal featuring Kangaroo Island produce. This event runs from 6pm to 9pm at the Central Market Kitchen and costs $66 per person. Tickets and more information available here.
Barbara Santich on the history of chocolate and confectionery – July 15
Join the Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society for a history of chocolate and confectionery presented by culinary historian and author Barbara Santich. Santich – the author of many books, including Enjoyed for Generations: Haigh’s Chocolates – will sketch the early history of chocolate and confectionery in Australia, from European settlement through the growth of specialist confectioners in major cities in the 19th century, to today, when Australia is among the highest consumers of confectionery in the world. The talk will be held at the Coventry Library, Stirling, at 7pm. Entry is $10, including drinks and nibbles. For bookings and information, phone 8339 8236.
Bottega Rotolo Cheese Experiences
Fine food and wine merchant Bottega Rotolo has a new calendar of cheese classes and workshops at its King William Road store exploring some of the best European and Australian varieties, styles, and food and wine matches. Classes include the Blue Cheese Experience (July 14), the European Cheese Experience (July 21), the Cheese and Whisky Experience (August 4), the Cheese and Chocolate Experience (August 11), the Spanish Cheese Experience (August 18), the Washed Rind Cheese Experience (September 8), the Goat Milk Cheese Experience (September 15) and the Raw Milk Cheese Experience (September 22).
Romeo’s Cheese Club
Romeo’s Foodland McLaren Vale has teamed up with local producers to present a calendar of sensory experiences involving local wines, beers and a selection of cheeses from around the world from its new cheese room. Classes include Italian Cheese and Wine (July 12), Winter Cheese and Wine (August 9), and The Goodiesons and Cheese (August 16). For tickets and more information call Romeo’s Foodland McLaren Vale on 8323 7714.
Pizza Festival @ Bar Mercato – July 19
Join Bar Mercato at this year’s Campbelltown Pizza Festival for a night of unlimited pizza. Experience pizza al taglio, Rome’s most famous street food, cooked by Bar Mercato chefs from a traditional pizza-dough recipe using mother yeast and leavened for 72 hours before being baked on rectangle trays and sold by the slice. The event begins at 6.30pm and tickets are $25, which includes unlimited pizza and live entertainment. Bookings essential by calling Julia on 8337 1808.
Whisky Tasting Experience – July 20
Join whisky expert Samuel J Simmons for an evening of food and whisky pairing at the Maylands Hotel. Guests will be treated to four of the best Balvenie whiskies paired with a four-course meal. Cost is $80 per person. To book call 8362 1810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Brewer – July 20
Chef Adam Budd has joined forces with the crew from Big Shed Brewing Co to put together a food and beer-matching event at The Gov. For $75 you can sample and enjoy four craft beers and a cider with a four-course beer-inspired menu. Big Shed Brewing Co’s West Coast Indian Pale Ale, F-Yeah American Pale Ale, FrankenBrown American Brown Ale, KolsChisel German Pale and Cherry Popper Apple and Cherry Cider will be on offer alongside pork-belly popcorn with cherry popper mayo, crispy duck shanks with pickled carrot and beery ripe porter compote, beef cheek and brown ale pie, and golden stout time beeramisu. The brewers will be on hand to chat about the beers. The event starts at 6pm. For bookings phone Deb on 8340 0744.
Palate and Pixel – July 22
The Clare Valley wine region is the focus of an exhibition of photographic works by John Kruger titled Palate and Pixel which opens at the National Wine Centre this month. The photographic project is an initiative of the Clare Valley Winemakers to create a library of photographs that capture the emerging talent, heroes and unique stories behind the region’s wine industry. The exhibition will be launched at 4.30pm on July 22, with food and wine by Clare Valley producers. Tickets are $35 per person and are available for booking here.
OzHarvest lunch – July 25
Join OzHarvest, the official Australian partner of the United Nations Environment Programme global campaign against food waste, for a free hot lunch on the Goodman Lawns, North Terrace between 11.30am and 2pm. More information here.
Sidewood vs France – July 30
As part of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region’s Winter Reds Weekend, Maximilian’s Restaurant at Verdun and Sidewood winemaker Darryl Catlin are hosting “a battle royale over a degustation dinner”. Maximilian’s chef Jamie Laing has designed a five-course menu that will be paired with the wines of Sidewood alongside a French wine of the same or similar variety. Expect dishes such as Coffin Bay oysters with finger-lime duck parfait and quince; snapper brandade with seaweed beurre blanc; chicken with truffle, cauliflower, pine nuts and currants, and tea-smoked duck breast with mushrooms and ham jus. Tickets are $150 per person. Information and bookings are here.
Shanks, Shiraz & Soul – July 31
Also part of the Winter Reds Weekend, Glen Ewin Estate is hosting a day of slow-cooked food, wine and music. Enjoy dishes including spiced lamb shanks, baked beef cheeks, slow-cooked chicken, roasted mushrooms and bean cassoulet with robust Adelaide Hills red wines. Dessert includes fig frangipane with cinnamon ice cream, apple and riberry crumble, and warm peanut butter brownie with coffee anglaise. All mains are $35 and served with roasted vegetables and herb polenta. Dessert is $16. Entry is free with the purchase of an official souvenir Spiegelau wine glass for $10. Bookings and more information here.
Winter Reds Weekend – July 29 to 31
The annual Adelaide Hills Winter Reds Weekend is a mini wine festival celebrating the region’s cool-climate red wines. This year is set to be the largest Winter Reds Weekend with more than 40 participating wineries offering a diverse range of tasting events. Entry to non-ticketed events is a one-off $10 fee and includes a Spiegelau glass to keep and use for tastings over the weekend. Space may be limited at some Winter Reds events, so bookings are encouraged. See the Adelaide Hills Wine Region website for the full program.
Langhorne Creek Cellar Treasures Weekend – August 13 to 14
Discover hidden gems at Langhorne Creek’s Cellar Treasures Weekend as the region’s cellar doors uncover some carefully cellared wines. Learn about the benefits of cellaring wines as you taste the difference. See the Langhorne Creek Wine website for more details about this free event.
Fino Fridays – until September 1
Bring your best bottle and join Fino Seppeltsfield for Friday night dinner. Using locally produced Barossa Birds chicken, Schu Am Pork Toulouse sausage and The Dairyman heritage pork belly, Fino will prepare the ultimate winter dish – French provincial cassoulet – to be accompanied by a salad of Loralai’s lettuce and house-baked sourdough to mop up all the juices. Dinner is $30 per person and corkage is free on your first bottle (standard size, one per couple). An la caret menu also available. Bookings recommended.
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