2KW ‘Jack’s Creek meets alternative wine dinner’ – March 28
Beef producer Jack’s Creek is co-hosting a dinner at 2KW Bar and Restaurant on Tuesday, March 28. Guests will enjoy a five-course dinner with matched Australian wines, including tataki with baby king mushrooms, burnt miso and marrow butter, pickled garlic and watercress; spiced flank steak, Mojo de Ajo, with charred baby corn and burnt jalapeno salt; and whole roasted ribeye with beef-dripping chips, green peppercorn béarnaise and bitter greens. Cost is $120 per person. Bookings essential.
Market Sauce Day – March 25
This Adelaide Central Market event celebrates the Italian tradition in which family members come together to make and preserve tomato sauce. As well as sauce-making sessions, the day will include a free cooking demonstration at 11am by Italian chef Rosa Matto and a kids’ pasta-making class at 9.30am led by Bree May (bookings essential). Details here.
Beachside Food and Wine Festival – March 25
Hosted by the City of Onkaparinga at Christies Beach, the Beachside Food and Wine Festival will feature food, wine and beer from the region, with entertainment including cooking demonstrations, stalls and live music. It will run from noon until 9pm on Saturday, March 25, with a free public shuttle bus operating from the Noarlunga Centre Train Station car park (topside) to Beach Road, Christies Beach every 30 minutes.
Nepal Festival Adelaide – March 25
A taste of Nepal will be on offer at the Nepal Festival Adelaide in Hindmarsh Square this weekend. Organised by the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) South Australia, the event will run from 11am-8pm and include Nepalese foods, networking events, cultural programs and a parade.
Intro to Fermentation Class – April 6
Learn how to make your own sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and ginger beer in this hands-on class run by Gut Feeling Fermentation founder Sam Whitehead and Granny Skills guru Rebecca Sullivan. The class runs from 6pm-9pm on Thursday, April 6, at Plant 4 Bowden. Tickets are $74.14 per person. Bookings here.
Tasting Australia – April 30 – May 7
An “Australian Spirit Day” featuring free tastings, a cocktail-style Chef’s Supper Club, Meet Your Maker wine tastings and master-classes (including a six-decade tasting of Grange); degustation dinners and cooking demonstrations are part of the 2017 Tasting Australia program, which encompasses events in the city and regions. The festival will have a showpiece restaurant, The Glasshouse Kitchen, in Victoria Square. See the full Tasting Australia program here.
Bottega Rotolo cheese classes
Bottega Rotolo is hosting a range of cheese classes throughout the coming months in which participants will taste and learn about different cheeses and drinks that can accompany them. Classes include Cheese and Bisol Cru Valdobbiadene Prosecco on April 5 ($50 per person), French Cheese on May 3 ($50 per person), Blue Cheese and Dessert Wine on May 24 ($65 per person), Cheese and Whisky on June 7 ($75 per person) and White Mould Cheese on July 5 ($50 per person). All classes run from 6.30pm-8pm and are held at Bottega Rotolo’s King William Road store. Bookings here.
East End Wine Down – April 1
Around 160 different wines from 42 wineries, plus SA-made ciders and beers, will be on offer at the annual East End Wine Down in Vardon Avenue. The event, hosted by East End Cellars, will also feature street-style food from East End eateries Iberia, Mothervine, Nola and Lemongrass. It runs from noon until 5pm, with tickets costing $35 (including tasting glass). Details here.
La Vache wine and cheese tasting – April 6
Described as “an evening for Francophile gourmands”, this combined wine and cheese tasting and film screening is part of the French Film Festival at Palace Nova Cinemas. The eating and drinking bit begins at 6pm, with wines from l’Escalier au Ciel and Veuve Amiot, plus French regional cheeses supplied by Bottega Rotolo. It will be followed at 7pm by the screening of La Vache (One Man and his Cow), a comedy about an Algerian man’s road trip to take his prized cow to the Paris International Agricultural Show. Details/bookings here.
Barossa Vintage Festival – April 19 to 23
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 and Nuriootpa’s Long Table Lunch – a five-course degustation feast presented by Callum Hann and Themis Chryssidis. See the full list of festival events here.
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