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Tour de Fork, Tunarama and a Clipsal CookUp

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine happenings in South Australia, including food trucks at the Tour Down Under, seafood at Port Lincoln’s Tunarama Festival, Crush in the Adelaide Hills, and an OzHarvest event featuring top chefs and Clipsal 500 drivers.

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Tour de Fork – January 22

Fork on the Road has partnered with the Tour Down Under to hold an event in Elder Park coinciding with the final stage of the bike race this Sunday on King William Street. You’ll find a range of local food trucks including Chimichurri Grill, MullyGrubs, Saint Espresso, Cheesy Street, Delectaballs, The Little Cake Tin, La Cantina, Sookii La La, LocaPops, Four Seeds and The Rolling Pizza Oven, as well as kids’ entertainment. The event runs from 11am to 4pm.

CookUp 500 – Feb 16

OzHarvest, official charity partner for the 2017 Clipsal 500, is hosting this fun fundraising event at Plant 4 in Bowden. Guests will cook alongside chefs including Duncan Welgemoed, Simon Bryant, Dennis Leslie and Rosa Matto to help create meals that will be delivered to South Australians in need, before sitting down to a three-course dinner which will be followed by a live auction and Scalextrics racing against Clipsal drivers. Tickets cost $195 and the event begins at 5pm. Details here.

Crush – January 27-29


Pike & Joyce Wines at Lenswood is hosting a ‘Cool, Crisp & Cruisin’ cellar door event during Crush.

The Adelaide Hills annual Crush festival will see wineries all over the region hosting events including tastings, master-classes, long lunches, picnics and more. Ticketed events include a summer regatta at Howard Vineyard, Shakespeare in the Vines at Deviation Road Winery, a Balearic Beats Dinner Dance (including Spanish feast) at Ten Miles East, and a movie night at O’Leary Walker. Longview Vineyard will once again host The Piece Project street art competition, from midday until 7pm on the Sunday, with four female artists doing battle, DJs, and a slow-cooked barbecue. Download the full Crush Festival program here.

Tunarama Festival – January 26-28

Port Lincoln is hosting a range of events at its annual Tunarama Festival this Australia Day weekend. A highlight will be the Best of the Eyre Dinner on January 27, featuring locally caught seafood, wine and guest chefs David Pedro, Kris Bunder and Jeremy Hartwich (tickets $80 per person). For something more casual, there’s Steakarama ($30 per person) at the Boston Hotel Beer Garden. The festival began as a way of promoting the region’s tuna industry, with a tuna toss part of the annual celebrations. A full program is available at the festival website.

Farmers’ Market Sustainable Living Sessions – January and February

Plants at the Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market.

Plants at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market.

Free Sustainable Living Sessions are being held at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market to encourage people to embrace food sustainability. On January 22 at 11am, Sophie Thomson from Gardening Australia will discuss the benefits of composting and worm farming, and on February 19 at 11am Monica Gilbey from Green Gecko Studios will offer advice on creating and maintaining a sustainable edible garden.  For more information see the Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

Cellar Door Fest – February 24-26

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Cellar Door Fest next February at the Adelaide Convention Centre. There will be 180 wineries, breweries, distilleries and food producers providing tastings over three full days, with the chance to take part in a number of masterclasses. The festival will run from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, February 24, until 6pm on Sunday, February 26.

Adelaide Festival Long Lunch Series – March 4-19

Details have been released of six long lunches that will take place on the floating Riverbank Palais on the Torrens during the 2017 Adelaide Festival. The lunches will be hosted by chefs Cheong Liew, Cath Kerry, Christine Manfield, Mark Best, Karla Firla and Michael Ryan, with dishes paying tribute to the 1980s. Each event will cost $145pp for three courses to share, plus canapes and a welcome drink. Tickets here.

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