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Brunch in the Barossa, an African dinner and a rosé exposé

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine happenings in South Australia, including Sunday brunches that turn back time in the Barossa, an East African-inspired long-table dinner, a rosé tasting event, an OzHarvest CookUp with top chefs and more.

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East African Delights Long Table Dinners – February 17-18

The Hawke Centre is hosting two East African-inspired long-table dinners in its Kerry Packer Civic Gallery (UniSA City West Campus) this month. The three-course menu will be created by the  MamaJama cooking collective, which employs and educates women from refugee and migrant communities involved in the Mazi Mas Adelaide project.  Guests will also be able to enjoy work created by African artists for the gallery exhibition SANAA: A Better World Through CreativityThe dinners run from 7pm-11pm. Tickets are $70 per person.

1918 celebrates 25 years – February

Sunday brunch at 1918 Bistro & Grill.

Sunday brunch at 1918 Bistro & Grill.

1918 Bistro & Grill in the Barossa will be serving up some special Sunday brunches throughout this month to celebrate 25 years of business. The brunches, which begin on February 5 and run from 10am-2pm, will feature favourite menu items from the restaurant’s past, including Barossa pork belly with chilli caramel, and a scorched almond and Bailey’s ice-cream. And in a nod to 1918’s early years, when it served takeaway pizza to winery workers during vintage, there will be gourmet pizzas topped with seasonal produce.

Rosé Exposé – February 15  

Fassina Liquor Somerton Park is hosting a rosé and sparkling rosé tasting event this month in its tasting function room. Guests will be invited to enjoy a range of Australian and French rosé styles, with nibbles provided. More than 60 wines will be available from wineries including Langmeil, Deviation Road, Longview and Woodstock. Tickets are $15, with $10 refundable with any orders placed. Bookings are essential and must be placed by February 10. Phone 8376 1848.

CookUp 500 – February 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.

Farmers’ Market Sustainable Living Session – February 19

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 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

The 2017 Cellar Door Fest is on this month 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

Six long lunches 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 drink. Read more here.

Barossa Vintage Festival – April 19 to 23

Nuriootpa's Long Table Lunch.

Nuriootpa’s Long Table Lunch.

The Barossa Valley’s annual food, wine and entertainment showcase features more than 90 events over five days. They include a Spanish-style tapas dinner with matching wines hosted by Seppeltsfield Wines  in its 1882 Vinegar Haus; a black-tie cocktail dinner in a 1940s setting at Lindsay Wine Estate; Nuriootpa’s Long Table Lunch – a five-course degustation feast presented by Callum Hann and Themis Chryssidis; and an intimate lunch with two of the region’s smallest wineries,  Rojomoma Red Art Wine and Flaxman Wines. See the full list of festival events here.

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