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OzAsia food, Island feasting and a honey-themed high tea

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Upcoming food and wine events in SA, including Asian-themed food and drinks at OzAsia’s Good Fortune Market, a taste of Kangaroo Island’s food, wine and art, the Festival of Asian Flavours and a high tea that’s all about the honey.

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Good Fortune Market – September 21 to October 2

Head to Elder Park for Asian street food and entertainment during the OzAsia Festival. The Good Fortune Market features some of Adelaide’s finest Asian food vendors including Beyond India, Mai Kitchen, Hoy Pinoy and Pun Thai, with offerings such as fresh dumplings, pork buns, curries and more. The Good Fortune Market opens tomorrow (September 21) and runs until October 2 from 5pm on week days and from 12pm until late on weekends.

Kangaroo Island Art FEASTival – until October 29

Celebrate the food and arts culture of Kangaroo Island during the Kangaroo Island Art FEASTival. More than 150 of the island’s artists, chefs, winemakers, distillers and cider makers will come together to present a range of experiences including a “Tribute to Kangaroo Island Coastal Food, Art and Culture at American River” with KI Tru Thai; a four-course Thai meal with entertainment by musicians Angus Guild, Boon Law, Matt and Andy Boss; a “Seafood Dinner Delight” at Kingsgate Haven, and a champagne breakfast at The Shed in American River. 


Kangaroo Island Spirits ‘Wild Gin’ made with native juniper.

Festival of Asian Flavours Cooking Demonstrations – until September 30

Join chefs Cheong Liew, Poh Ling Yeow, Eddie Ye (Yakitori Takumi) and Terry Intarakhamhaeng (Sukhumvit Soi 38) at the Adelaide Central Market for  free cooking demonstrations celebrating the Festival of Asian Flavours this month. The demonstrations will be held in the Community Kitchen. Check the Festival of Asian Flavours program for details.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food School Holiday Programs

Learn to cook some of Jamie Oliver’s favourite recipes in an intensive workshop at Jamie’s Ministry of Food at the Noarlunga Centre. The four-day workshop is open to children (12 to 16 years $80, 17 years plus $120) and adults ($160). Ingredients, recipes and lunch are provided.


Jamie’s Ministry of Food school holiday cooking class.

Charity Brew ‘n’ Q – September 25

Medical recruitment agency Australian Medical Placements is holding a gourmet barbecue fundraiser in support of the Leukaemia Foundation. For the Charity Brew ‘n’ Q event, the AMP’s Royston Park venue will be transformed into a rustic barbecue space complete with some of Adelaide’s best eats, including smoky roasted meats, gourmet sliders and foods prepared by local chefs including Chris Jarmer of Jarmer’s Kitchen. Pirate Life craft beer, Reilly’s wines and entertainment will also be on offer. The event runs from 1pm to 6pm; cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children and $30 for families.

2KW Yarra Yering Dinner September 28

Sarah Crowe, the first female winemaker to be awarded James Halliday Winemaker of the Year, will host a wine dinner at 2KW to showcase the Yarra Yering Rhône varietals. Cost is $160 per person. Information and bookings here.

Wildflower and Honey High Tea – October 9

Experience the flavour of the Mayfair Hotel’s house-made, rooftop honey at the Mayflower Restaurant Honey and Wildflower High Tea. Enjoy a selection of cakes created by executive chef Bethany Finn for the Honey and Wildflower Gateaux Buffet, along with a selection of Wedgwood teas, freshly brewed espresso coffee and champagne. The high tea will be hosted by gardening  guru Michael Keelan and beekeeping expert Lorraine Gilbert. Cost is $65 per person and includes a sample of the hotel’s honey to take home.


Some of the honey-infused desserts at the Mayflower Restaurant. Photo: Tony Lewis

Clare with Fresh Eyre – October 1 to 31

This October, the Clare Valley and the Eyre Peninsula regions will again collaborate to celebrate Riesling and seafood at the month-long Clare with Fresh Eyre event. As well as the main showcase at Sevenhill Cellars on October 22 to launch the region’s freshly-bottled 2016 Rieslings and premium seasonal seafood, Clare with Fresh Eyre also includes more than 15 separate events such as dinners, long lunches and casual gatherings featuring fresh oysters, mussels, kingfish and more matched to some of the region’s best wine. The full program can be found here.

Great Food Rescue Race  November 4 

Register your team now for Oz Harvest’s Great Food Rescue Race to help raise money to deliver meals to those in need. The event will include a range of challenges and rewards celebrating Adelaide’s food culture. It aims to raise $100,000, which will provide 200,000 meals delivered by Oz Harvest.  Registration is $275 per team of five, which includes race T-shirts, food and drinks.

Food race for charity

Food rescue race for charity.

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