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Bastille Day, pups in pubs and The Power of Four

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Food and wine happenings in South Australia, including Bastille Day and Bastille Day Eve celebrations, a pet-friendly pub event, Indigenous food and art at the Henry Austin, and Langhorne Creek wines at the State Library.

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Bastille Day – July 13-14

Bastille Day kicks off a day early at 2KW, as the venue embraces the best of French food and wine. The full menu can be viewed here, and you can purchase tickets for $140 per person from the 2KW website. Bar Torino is also  hosting a Bastille Day Eve event, featuring “French wine and chef’s accompaniments”, for $90 per person plus booking fee. Tickets can be purchased here.

On Bastille Day proper, the team at Madame Hanoi (above) will put together “five courses of delicious French cuisine with a Vietnamese twist”. There will also be live entertainment throughout the evening. Tickets are $75 per person; to book call 8218 4166 or email Further details on the event page.

Poh Ling Yeow will contribute to the Bastille Day celebrations with Parisian Crunch Club, held at Jamface in the Adelaide Central Market. It will consist of a six-course French meal, designed and prepared by Poh. Call 0420 394 483 to book a spot; tickets are $60 per person excluding drinks. For more information, see the event page, and click here to see Poh’s creme caramel recipe, shared on InDaily earlier this week).

There will be further events at Apothecary 1878 (see here for details) and Adelaide Central Market (more information here), giving you plenty of opportunity to celebrate France’s national day.

The Power of Four Gala Evening – July 17

Join Gavin Wanganeen and Daniel Motlop at The Henry Austin for The Power of Four, an event showcasing Indigenous food, arts and culture. The evening will see the opening of an art series by Wanganeen, and will feature food and drink from Motlop’s Something Wild, including its take on green ant gin. Part of the proceeds from the evening will go to the Hutt Street Centre. See here for further information and to purchase tickets.

Intercontinental Adelaide presents Kangaroo Island – July 19

Kangaroo Island is coming to the mainland for a KI-focussed event at the Intercontinental Adelaide Riverside Restaurant. Guests will be treated to a five-course degustation highlighting Kangaroo Island produce, including wine and gin from the region. Tickets are $159 per person and can be purchased by contacting Intercontinental Adelaide on 8238 2400.

Rad Beer Week – July 21–30

Photo: AAP

Adelaide’s Inaugural Rad Beer Week promises to give Melbourne’s Good Beer Week a run for its money. The Adelaide Beer and Barbecue Festival-affiliated event will feature a full roster of beer happenings spread throughout venues in the city. There will be collaborations at Little Bang Brewery, IPA battles at The Gilbert Street Hotel, and a beer quiz at 55ml for good measure. For more information see the Rad Beer Week Facebook page.

Langhorne Creek wine tasting at the State Library – July 21

Those attending this event will have the opportunity to taste 11 different Langhorne Creek wines and meet the makers behind them. The cover charge is $5, including souvenir wine glass. You can also book for a Malbec masterclass hosted by Bleasdale Vineyards winemaker Paul Hotker and wine writer David Sly. More information on the Langhorne Creek Wine Region website.

Paws at the Pub – July 23

From noon onwards at The Curious Squire’s dog-friendly Paws at the Pub event, punters and their pups will be able to dine together (the establishment’s new Curious Paws menu boasts a Woof Burger) while raising money for the RSPCA. For more information, see the event page.

Cheese-A-Holics Cheese Festival – July 23

A Barossa Cheese Company platter.

This cheesy festival will be held at Plant 4 in Bowden and feature the likes of Udder Delights, Barossa Cheese Company, Edwards Crossing and Ashgrove Cheese, as well as refreshments from Hart of the Barossa and Prohibition Gin and non-cheese eats from The Lost Loaf, The Gourmet Entertainer and Penfield Olives. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here; see the event page for further information.

Bootleg BBQ Competition – July 23

While the best of the best will be smoking up at the Up in Smoke barbecue competition as part of the Adelaide Beer and Barbecue Festival (see below), the best of the rest will be at Little Bang Brewery in Stepney for the Bootleg BBQ Competition. Touted as “Adelaide’s very first low & slow event run specifically for backyarders”, it will see participants vie for amateur-level supremacy and a wildcard entry into the Up in Smoke competition the following weekend. For further information on the event and how to enter, see the event page.

Think.Eat.Save – July 24

Join OzHarvest on the Goodman Lawns of the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace Campus for Think.Eat.Save, a free lunch created from produce that would otherwise have ended up in landfill. There’s a way for everyone to fight food waste, and OzHarvest wants to show you how. For further details, see the event page.

Bitter and Sweet – July 25

Some might call it an unlikely pairing, but those with faith in the abilities of Steven Ter Horst Chocolatier know there will be a delicious way to match the bitter of Hawkers Beer to his sweets. Keep an eye on the event page as further information is revealed.

2KW Whisky Dinner Series: Distiller Editions – July 25

In the second of 2KW’s Whisky Dinner Series, whisky from five distilleries – Glenkinchie, Caol Ila, Oban, Dalwhinnie and Cragganmore – will be matched with dishes prepared by the 2KW kitchen. Tickets are available here.

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival – July 28-30

The 2017 Beer & BBQ Festival at the Adelaide Showground will feature Canadian dude-food legend Matty Matheson, of the SBS Viceland show Dead Set on Life, among guest chefs and restaurants that will present their take on barbecue. More than 60 beer and cider brands will be on show in the main beer hall, and there’ll be a beefed-up music line-up including Regurgitator, Ali Barter and West Thebarton Brothel Party. Read more here about the ABBF and other craft beer events coming to Adelaide in July.

Winter Reds – July 28-30

The Adelaide Hills will be warming up during Winter Reds, a festival showcasing the region’s best winter drops. The program is a mix of free and ticketed events, with more than 30 venues providing the perfect excuse to steal away to the Hills for a weekend. Tickets are available now and the full list of events can be found at the Winter Reds website.

The Big Issue Lunch – July 30

The Big Issue will host its seventh annual Big Issue Lunch at the Adelaide Central Market next month. Simon Bryant, Daniel Fleming (Hilton Adelaide) and Bree May will prepare the feast, while revellers sit back and enjoy, knowing it’s all in support of the work of The Big Issue. The event will run from 11.30am to 3pm. Tickets are available here.

Pinot Palooza – August 5

Lovers of pinot, rejoice! Pinot Palooza will be happening at the Adelaide Gaol from 1pm-6pm on Saturday, August 5, featuring more than 100 pinots available for tasting. The first line-up announcement includes local favourites D’Arenberg, Shaw and Smith, and Vinteloper, with more to be announced closer to the date. For more information, see the event page.

Our Table at Plant 4 – August 19

The Australian Refugee Association will host “a culinary journey through the departure countries of Australia’s arrivals” at Plant 4 Bowden. The long-table lunch will span four courses and feature Dr Munjed Al Muderis, who came to Australia from Iraq at age 27 and is now a leading orthopaedic surgeon, ambassador for the Red Cross and human rights activist. For more information, see the event page.

McLaren Vale Spring Affair – October 1

Pic: James Knowler

Wine and produce lovers are invited to McLaren Vale for a Spring Affair across three of the region’s vineyards: Maxwell Wines, Paxton Wines, and Coriole Vineyards. There will be live music at each venue to set the mood for punters partaking of the food and wine tastings on offer. Bus tours can be arranged from several venues around Adelaide. For further information, see the website.

Vegan Festival – October 28-29

Vegan Festival will descend on Victoria Square once again this October. The full program is yet to be announced, but the festival promises amazing food stalls, a roster of keynote speakers, cooking demonstrations, and activities for the whole family. Keep an eye on the event page for updates.

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