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Ferment festivities, Langhorne on Leigh and G&T Day

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Food and drink happenings in South Australia, including Ferment the Festival, International Gin and Tonic Day at Hains & Co, a Langhorne Creek wine pop-up on Leigh Street, and an Italian celebration at Jamie’s.

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Ferment the Festival – October 19-22

This new festival will showcase a wide range of Australian fermented foods – including cheese, beer and chocolate – over four days at Rundle Park. It includes an eight-course “Fermented Feast” presented by chef Jock Zonfrillo, wine showcases and masterclasses, talks, and food and drink workshops where fermenting experts will share their skills. Read InDaily‘s interview with festival director Kris Lloyd here, and find more information on the official website.

Meet Your Maker! Gin and Tonic Day at Hains & Co – October 19

The crew at Hains & Co tells us that tomorrow is International Gin and Tonic Day. To celebrate, they’ve invited a cohort of local makers in to share their wares. Applewood Distillery’s Brendan Carter will attend, as will Sean Baxter and Timothy Boast of Never Never Distilling, and David Danby and Bin Wang of Ounce Gin and Imperial Measures. Stop for a gin and a chat on Gilbert Place from 5pm onward.

An Italian Celebration of South Australia – October 26

Sommelier Matt Skinner and chef Tobie Puttock will host this three-course sharing feast at Jamie’s Italian. Beginning at 6.30pm, it will feature South Australian produce in dishes such as a meat plank with mixed salumi, orecchiette with wild garlic pesto, roasted mulloway, and polenta cake with Kangaroo Island honey, alongside matching wines from Chaffey Bros, Zonte’s Footsteps and Mr Riggs. The cost is $98pp; full menu and bookings here.

Langhorne Creek on Leigh Street – October 27

Langhorne Creek winemakers on Leigh Street. Photo: John Krüger

Langhorne Creek winemakers will descend upon Leigh Street in the West End on Friday, October 27. In addition to the 16 participating wineries, there will also be beers from Meechi Brewing and edibles from Small World Bakery. The event kicks off at 4.30pm and runs till 8pm. For more information, see the event page.

Adelaide Oyster Festival – October 28

The Adelaide Oyster Festival is on again at 2KW, this time featuring freshly shucked oysters alongside rieslings from 14 different wineries across Eden Valley. There will be live music, endless oysters, and the perfect sunlit rooftop to set the appropriate mood. Tickets are $99 per person and available here.

Howloween at Howling Owl – October 28

The recently relocated Howling Owl will celebrate its fifth birthday on Saturday, October 28, with Howloween – a Halloween-inspired celebration of all things spooky and spiritual (the distilled kind). As well as Halloween-themed cocktails and drink specials, John Lark from KI Spirits will be in attendance offering a gin masterclass (ticketed at $90 per person), and there’ll be prizes for the best-dressed customers. For more information, see the event page.

Vegan Festival – October 28-29

Vegan Festival will descend on Victoria Square once again this October, promising 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.

Urban Wine Walk – October 28

You could bar crawl or you can Urban Wine Walk. The Adelaide event will tour through Cantina Sociale, Five O’clock Somewhere, Udaberri, NOLA, Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange, Electra House Hotel, Bar Torino, Hains & Co, Publishers Hotel, Mr Goodbar, Mother Vine, BRKLYN, The Gilbert St Hotel, 55ml and La Buvette Drinkery, and will feature wines from By Jingo, Shobbrook, Alpha Box & Dice, Delinquente and Vinteloper, among many others. Tickets are available for $49.50 plus booking fee, and can be purchased here.

Fork Your Eyes Unley – October 29

After poor weather nipped the original Unley event in the bud, the Fork on the Road crew will now sling street food at the hungry masses on Sunday, October 29, at Orphanage Park. Among the food trucks will be Cargo Catering Co, Daisy Burger, Delectaballs, Sneaky Pickle, Candela, and the Honey Puff Ladies. There will also be a range of South Australian craft beer, wine and spirits. For more information, see the event page.

Mazi Mas Adelaide Syrian Dinner – November 3-4

Bastion of culinary diplomacy Mazi Mas – which works to help women from migrant and refugee communities kickstart careers in food – will host a night of traditional Syrian food at Tandanya on November 3 and 4. Tickets are $65 per person, which includes three courses, a glass of prosecco on arrival, and an inimitable dining experience. See the event page for more information and buy tickets here.

Cin Cin Nebbiolo – November 12

More than 100 versions of Nebbiolo wine will be available for tasting during this event at Mt Lofty House from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, November 12. Chris Sarandis, of host Mercato, says guests can expect a cross-section of wines from northern Italy, plus releases from at least 20 Australian producers. General admission, including tastings and antipasto food, is $95, with master-classes extra. Booking and details here.

Beer and Bubbles – November 18

Vardon Avenue will once again host a plethora of beer and sparkling wine producers, accompanied by food from East End restaurants setting up camp outside for the day. Details are scant at this stage, but keep an eye on the event page as more information is released.

French Market – November 24-25

French and French-themed gourmet goodies such as patisseries, cheeses, charcuterie and Beaujolais nouveau will be for sale alongside handicrafts, French language books, perfumes and more at the French Market in Unley’s Soldiers’ Memorial Garden. Among the new stallholders this year are Le Souk and Moorish Bites, selling French-Moroccan street food.  The family event, which takes place from 5pm-10pm on the Friday and 10am-10pm on the Saturday, will also feature live music, wine tasting and kids’ events. Details here.

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