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Long lunches, vegan bowls and a gin party

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Food and drink happenings in SA, including a gin launch plus martini masterclasses at Hains & Co, a long ’n’ lazy Sunday lunch with Samuel’s Gorge wines, Big Shed Brewing popping up at Pink Moon Saloon, and a vegan cooking demo with bowls of flavour.

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Vegan Cooking Demonstration – September 7

The creators of vegan food business Bob Bowls Catering Co will present this cooking demo at the Adelaide Central Market’s Community Kitchen from 6-7pm on Friday. Current market producer-in-residence Nathan Bakes (you can read more about it in this InDaily story) will also share tips on the basics of cake-making and decorating. The event (details here) is a prelude to the Vegan Festival Adelaide, which will take place in Victoria Square in October.

Big Shed Brewing Spring Sunday Lunch – September 9

Big Shed Brewing and Pink Moon Saloon have teamed up to present a Spring Sunday session of beers and redgum-fired meats at Pink Moon’s Leigh Street bar and kitchen. The $75 ticket includes lunch and four beers, including Kolschisel, F-Yeah APA, Shed X Black IPA and Boozy Fruit NEIPA. Find out more here.

Yum Cha Cherry Blossom Disco – September 8

The recently renovated Chinatown Plaza is hosting a disco and yum cha event to celebrate the start of spring. Tickets ($55 available here) include three dishes and two house drinks. Local DJs Troy J Been and Driller will be on the decks to start what has been promoted as “a cranking party in the heart of Chinatown”.

Ounce Gin ‘Bold’ launch party – September 9

Imperial Measures Distilling will launch its new “herbal, savoury and harmonious” Ounce Gin “Bold” this Sunday at Hains & Co. The fun begins at 4pm, and as well as G&Ts and IMD cocktails, there will be martini masterclasses at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Details here.

Samuel’s Gorge Long Lunch – September 16

Samuel’s Gorge Wines founder and winemaker Justin McNamee will host a special Sunday long lunch at the Mount Osmond Golf Club. McNamee will share his passion for wine during the multiple-course lunch courtesy of head chef Ben White. Tickets are $90 and include canapés, lunch and tastings from the Samuel’s Gorge range. For details see the Facebook event page.

Chinatown Tour – September 20

Teena Yeow (sister-in-law of MasterChef runner-up Poh) will take foodies on a guided tour of Chinatown, featuring a tasting of her signature Indonesian Layer Cake. The tour will include visits to Asian eateries serving street food and drinks, as well as a discussion of the history and culture of the iconic city precinct. Tour organisers have advised guests to skip breakfast, as tastings will be on offer throughout the tour. Details here.

MisMatched Dining – September 27

Feathers Hotel’s latest BeerGustation event will be a five-course affair featuring Mismatch Brewing Company’s Ewan Brewerton, The Hills Cider Company’s Steve Dorman and Tobias Kline, and Adelaide Hills Distillery’s Sacha La Forgia. Tickets are $125 (bookings here), with the menu including dishes such as kingfish ceviche matched with a  78° Sunset Gin Martini, pressed pork shoulder served with Mismatch Session Ale, and a dark chocolate cigar with Adelaide Hills Distillery’s Rosso & Bitter Orange Sour.

Royal Adelaide Wine Show Public Tasting – September 28

Guests at this event at the Adelaide Showground’s Wayville Pavilion will have the opportunity to pour their own tastings from a selection of more than 2500 new-release vintages and award-winning wines entered in the 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show. Tickets ($70) include a tasting glass to keep, live entertainment, cocktail food and a catalogue of results listing all the wines on offer. Details here.

St Hugo Legacy Dinner – September 30

Barossa winery St Hugo is hosting a $200-a-head “legacy dinner” which it says will pay homage to the Gramp family and “their rich history in Barossa food traditions”. It will feature a special menu created by executive chef Mark McNamara, and see the launch of the next wine in St Hugo’s legacy collection, The Unspoken Promise. Bookings here.

McLaren Vale Spring Affair Festival – September 30

To celebrate the Labour Day long weekend, Maxwell Wines, Paxton Wines, Coriole Vineyards, Serafino Wines, Penny’s Hill and d’Arenberg will participate in a spring-themed festival at McLaren Vale. The festival will feature food and wine tasting and live music. Several pubs are offering Spring Affair tours (see full list here) with return bus transport from Adelaide. Tickets are priced at $35 with different festival packages available for purchase (note some have already sold out). Details here.

Urban Wine Walk – October 6

This self-guided wine-tasting experience returns to Adelaide in October, offering the chance to sample wines from makers such as Freddy Nerks, Revolver Wines, Ministry of Clouds, Hither & Yon and Singlefile Wines at East End bars including Mr Goodbar, NOLA, The Howling Owl, BRKLYN, Bar Torino and The Stag Public House. Tickets are $60 (plus booking fee) and must be purchased prior to the event. For details see the Facebook event page.

Waymouth Street Party – October 12

The Waymouth Street Party returns in spring with an evening of drinking, eating and music. Featured vendors and restaurants at this season’s event include Smallfry Seafood, Melt Pizzeria, George’s on Waymouth, The Gallery and Press* Food and Wine. Long tables and a dance floor will be set up on the street and live musicians will provide entertainment. The party kicks off from 4pm.

Mercedes-Benz Unley Long Lunch – October 12

The Mercedes-Benz Unley Long Lunch returns this year to King William Road as part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival. The event features a preview of new season styles, as well as grazing platters and shared plates provided by King William Road restaurants. Tickets can be purchased individually or for tables of up to 10 guests.

SA Gin Day at Plant 4 – October 14

Plant 4 Bowden will celebrate South Australian gin distilleries with this day of tastings and masterclasses, accompanied by food and live music. The Gin Day festivities will run from 11am until 6pm, and $25 will buy you a tasting glass to sample a range of flavours and mixes.

Dożynki Polish Harvest Festival – October 21

The Dożynki Committee is hosting a Polish-themed food festival at Polonia Soccer Grounds in Croydon Park. My Kitchen Rules contestants Sammy and Bella will present cooking demonstrations of Polish cuisine in the food tent. The festival will also feature its annual wheat “snopek” tossing and pierogi eating competitions. Polish beer and food will be available for purchase. Entry is $15. Find out more here.

CheeseFest+Ferment – October 27-28

Photo: Duy Huynh

Woodside Cheese Wrights’ Kris Lloyd has brought back the popular CheeseFest and combined it with Ferment the Festival (which debuted last year) for this two-day celebration in Rymill Park of all things fermented. As well as wine, beer and gin cheese pairings, there will be a range of other tastings, ferment masterclasses, food stalls, bars and cooking demonstrations by chefs including MasterChef Australia judge Matt Preston, Karena Armstrong from Salopian Inn and Sharon Flynn from The Fermentary. Read more in this InDaily story and on the CheeseFest + Ferment website.

Vegan Festival Adelaide – October 27-28

Taking place in Victoria Square, this year’s Vegan Fest will feature dozens of stalls, including by food producers such as Gut Feeling Fermentation, Bob Bowls Catering Co, RAW Earth Dessert, Staazi & Co, Forage Supply Co, Milkless, Four Seeds and Cakeboy Donuts. There will also be talks, workshops, cooking demos, dancing and kids’ activities. See the full program here.

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