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Food and drink happenings in South Australia, including pre-Christmas farmers’ markets, post-Christmas twilight tastings at Kellermeister, Forager Supply Co’s festive party, New Year’s Eve events, and a French feast for the senses.

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Adelaide Farmers’ Market Christmas twilight market – December 20

You can stock up for your Christmas feast at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market’s special twilight market from 3pm until 7pm today. More than 50 South Australian producers will be selling everything from hams, chicken and lamb, to seasonal fruit and vegies, plus there will be live acoustic music, cooking demonstrations, and a bouncy castle for the kids. The market, at the Adelaide Showground (entry via Leader Street, Wayville), will also be open on Christmas Eve from 9am until 1pm, with Santa dropping in for a visit at 11.30am.

Forage Supply Co White Christmas Party – December 22

Forage Supply Co HQ in Tanunda is hosting a white Christmas party to celebrate the season and the year that was. The ticket price is $43.92 and includes wood-oven pizzas, nachos, burgers, and live music from Rick lane and Colonel Mustard. To purchase a ticket, head here.

Twilight Tastings – December 26–January 1

Barossa winery Kellermeister is inviting people to its cellar door every day during the twilight period between Christmas and the New Year to enjoy local produce platters, beautiful Barossa scenery and Kellermeister wines. The cellar door will be open to all from 9am until 7pm from December 26 until January 1. For further information, see the event page or call 8524 4303.

Here’s To Now – December 29

Coriole Vineyards will host the fifth edition of Here’s To Now, a food and music festival presented in collaboration with The Happy Motel. Pizzateca, Comida and Devour Café will provide the food, Coriole will supply the wine, and the roster of artists will include FKJ, Jordan Rakei, Nai Palm, The Shaolin Afronauts, Man Made Mountain and Abbey Howlett. Rounding out the whole event is the reportedly very nice sunset, courtesy of the Earth, Sun and vistas of the Coriole property. Tickets are available for $79.70 here.

2KW New Year’s Eve – December 31

There’s no better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than on a rooftop with sufficient access to bubbly vino, and 2KW has you covered on both counts. Doors will open at 6.30pm and ticket holders will be greeted with either a Pol Roger or Ruinart on arrival. The vibe will be set by DJ Maison and Kai Ward, and the chefs will be stoking the mallee grill, serving local meats, seafood, charcuterie, cheeses and canapés. Tickets are $150 per person and available here. 2KW is also hosting a New Year’s Day event, with the $45 ticket price including an Aperol Spritz on arrival. More information on the 2KW website.

Electra NYE – December 31

Electra House is offering two levels of New Year’s Eve celebrations, with the help of DJ YO! MAFIA and the team at Bianca. For $50 per person, punters will have access to pizza by Bianca (delivered after 9pm), an espresso martini on arrival, and one “premium” beverage; or for $120 per person you get pizza and a four-hour premium beverage package. The event will run from 8pm until 3am and tickets can be purchased here.

Hennessy New Year’s Eve – December 31

The Mayfair’s rooftop bar, Hennessy, is bringing in the New Year with an event featuring DJs, food, booze and incomparable views. For $159 per person, ticket holders will be greeted with a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival and another at midnight, plus a selection of cocktail food, including lobster rolls, pork buns, mini burgers and macarons. To make a booking, phone (08) 8210 8899 or email mayflower@mayfairhotel.com.au.

Adelaide French Festival – January 12-14

French cuisine, art and music will come together for La Soirée Cliché, “a non-stop feast for the senses” at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Banquet Room on Saturday, January 13. Part of the inaugural Adelaide French Festival, the event will feature food by Cliché executive chef Fabien Streit (including Escargot brioche, Confit duck leg and Cheeky beef bourguignon en estouffade), body art by Emma Hack and music by Baby et Lulu (Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge). Tickets are $110; available here. For a more informal taste of French food and wine, the AFC will also present Gastronomie from 11am till late on January 13 and 14 on the Riverdeck, with edibles from La Buvette, The Smelly Cheese Shop, Crepe Bar and La Provence, plus a Pol Roger bar.

Bottomless Brunch at Electra House – January 20

By the time January 20 rolls around, most people in Adelaide’s CBD will be back at work, but you can shake off the back-to-work blues with a bottomless brunch hosted by the hospitable team at Electra House. Tickets are available for 12pm and 2pm sittings, and the $69.31 price includes a three-course meal and an endless supply of spritzes, prosecco, Bloody Marys and Mimosas for the duration of your sitting. For tickets, see the event page.

Crush Festival – January 26-28

Longview Vineyard’s annual The Piece Project Crush Festival event.

Crush is back in 2018 and taking punters on a wine odyssey throughout the Adelaide Hills. General entry to is free, and a $10 souvenir glass can be purchased on the day, but there are also a bunch of ticketed events on offer. Greenhill Wines will be hosting a Mad Hatter’s Picnic, featuring a picnic lunch matched to wine, courtesy of winemaker Paul Henschke; Howard Vineyard is throwing a rosé party, Rosé. Repeat, and Longview Vineyard will host its annual Piece Project, featuring street artists competing for The Piece Shiraz label, accompanied by Longview’s wines and tunes. For full details on Crush 2018, head to the website.

Taste Eden Riesling Festival – January 27

More than 30 aged and new-release Rieslings will be on show during Eden Valley’s Taste Eden Riesling Festival, hosted in the historic Franklin House gardens. Mingle with the makers and enjoy food by Andre’s Cucina project Mangia Mangia. Tickets are $25, available here.

Espresso Martini Festival – February 2-3

Adelaide’s best and brightest bartenders will compete for the title of Best Espresso Martini in Town at this cocktail festival, which runs from 5pm until 11pm on Friday, February 2, and from 12pm-10pm on Saturday, February 3. The list of participating venues will be announced soon, and all attendees will be given the opportunity to vote for which cocktail the 2019 event will focus on. Tickets are $30 a piece, for more information, see the event page.

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