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Upcoming food and drink happenings in South Australia, including Crush in the Adelaide Hills and a Riesling festival in the Barossa, plus an update on long-weekend events cancelled due to the predicted hot weather.

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Crush – January 26-28

Crush promises to take punters on a wine odyssey throughout the Adelaide Hills this weekend – and although some wineries have pulled out due to the heat, organisers say that at this stage the festival will still go ahead. Events include tastings, picnic lunches, degustation dinners, live music, art, theatre and garden games, with a full program here.  This InDaily story has a list of cancelled or postponed events, including Longview’s street-art-competition, The Piece Project, and you’re advised to keep an eye on the Crush Facebook event page or contact individual wineries for further updates.

Fork in the Grass – postponed

The Fork on the Road food truck and movie event planned for this Saturday at the upgraded playground and park at Point Malcolm Reserve in Semaphore has been postponed because of the extreme heat predicted. Stay tuned to the Fork Facebook page for a new date.

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 details here.

Adelaide Showground Farmers Market

The Farmers’ Market has cancelled its cooking demonstration and kids’ club activities this Sunday because of the heat. It is also changing its usual opening hours to 8am-11am instead of 9am-1pm, with portable air-conditioning units and fans inside and additional spaces there for market stallholders who usually trade in the carpark.

Cheese-A-Holics Cheese Festival – postponed until March 17

Originally planned for this Saturday but postponed until March because of the weather, this twilight festival at the old Mitsubishi plant in Tonsley will feature cheeses from a range of SA producers including Woodside Cheese Wrights, B.-d. Farm Paris Creek, Barossa Cheese Company and, of course, Cheese-A-Holics. There will also be food stalls, drinks and other gourmet goodies. It’s a ticketed event; check the Facebook page for details.

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.

The Market Shed on Holland Twilight market – February 10

Although it’s announced it won’t be opening on a regular basis on Sundays this year, the Market Shed on Holland is still hosting twilight markets and special events. The first twilight market of 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, from 4pm, with live music and drinks alongside the stalls selling local and organic food.

15 Shades of Rosé – February 17

This afternoon event at 2KW Bar and Restaurant will give guests an understanding of the different red grapes used to make rosé and how they affect the wine’s flavour. There will be an opportunity to taste rosé from South Australia, Victoria and NSW, as well as Italy, France and Spain, with the wines accompanied by “food of a Mediterranean influence”. Tickets for 15 Shades of Rosé are $99.

Long Lunches on the Palais – March 4-12

One of last year’s Palais long lunches. Photo: Adelaide Festival

The Adelaide Festival is presenting a second series of long, lazy lunches aboard the Riverbank Palais across five dates from March 4 to 12. Curated by Gill Minervini (Dark MOFO Winter Feast), the 2018 program features guest chefs O Tama Carey, Jared Ingersoll, Alex Herbert, Jordan Theodoros and Janet Jeffs (you can read more about them on the festival program here). The cost is $169 for a long-table meal paired with beer and wine which explores SA’s food heritage and also provides an insight into each chef’s food story.

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