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Upcoming food and wine events in SA, including a festival of Clare Valley Riesling and Eyre Peninsula seafood, a day of food, wine and art in the Barossa Valley, the East End’s annual Beer and Bubbles celebration, and a wine auction for charity.

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Clare with Fresh Eyre – until October 31

Starting this weekend, Clare with Fresh Eyre is an annual celebration of the region’s spring 2016 Rieslings paired with Eyre Peninsula seafood. It features more than 15 events including Mitchell Wines’ ‘Mi Pescado a La Sal: My fish baked in salt’ ($95 per person; Sunday, October 2, 12.30pm), offering kingfish prepared three ways along with a selection of wines. More events can be found on the full program.

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. On Thursday, September 29, Poh will host a six-course Asian-inspired dinner. Details and the full menu here.  Check the Festival of Asian Flavours program for more details.

Good Fortune Market – until 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 dishes such as fresh dumplings, pork buns, curries and more. The Good Fortune Market will be closed on Wednesday due to severe weather predictions, but will continue from Thursday from 5pm on week days and from 12pm until late on the weekend.

Some of the Asian-style street food available at OzAsia's Good Fortune Market.

Some of the Asian-style street food available at OzAsia’s Good Fortune Market.

JamFactory ‘Art, Travel, Wine, Nature’ Tour – October 16

Spend a day in the Barossa Valley immersing yourself in the art, scenery and wine, including the Silent Nature exhibition at JamFactory at Seppeltsfield – in which eight Australian artists show their interpretations of the 2014 Eden Valley fires – and a picnic-style lunch at Hutton Vale Farm. More information  here.

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”, a four-course dinner by KI Tru Thai with entertainment by musicians Angus Guild, Boon Law, Matt and Andy Boss; a “Seafood Dinner Delight” at Kingsgate Haven; a champagne breakfast at The Shed in American River and more. 


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

Jamie’s Ministry of Food School Holiday Program – October 11 to 14

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.

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 expert Michael Keelan and beekeeper 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

Beer and Bubbles – November 12

Taste some of South Australia’s best sparkling wine, cider and craft beer and a range of street foods from East End eateries Nola, Mothervine, Soi 38, East End Cellars and new Rundle Street restaurant Iberia at Vardon Avenue’s annual laneway party. Bookings and more information here.

Variety Vintage Wine Auction Luncheon – November 18

Enjoy a three-course lunch and the opportunity to taste and purchase wines at the National Wine Centre in support of Variety. The event includes a silent auction of private cellar collectables and a main auction of 12 wine barrels donated by 12 prominent South Australian winemakers from their finest 2015 vintage wine which has been bottled and uniquely labelled for the auction. Olympic gold medallist Jared Tallent will be guest speaker. Tickets are $140 per person or $1400 for a table of 10. More information and bookings 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.

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