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The Maker & Me, Kangaroo Island wine dinner and a Simon Bryant masterclass

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine happenings, including an intimate wine tasting at Yiasou George, the return of the National Wine Centre’s wine dinners, and chef Simon Bryant hosts a dinner and masterclass at the Whitmore.

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Sparkke at the Whitmore’s Guest Chef series – August 30

In the first of a series of Guest Chef events at The Whitmore, renowned South Australian chef Simon Bryant will lead an intimate masterclass followed by a three-course meal at the Whitmore’s Rooftop Fire Grill. Watch up close, learn some kitchen secrets, and enjoy delicious food. The first course features Thai fish cakes made with locally and sustainably caught wild Coorong Meningie carp, created in collaboration with the chefs at Sparkke at the Whitmore. The event forms part of the Tasting Australia local program. Tickets are from $180 with the event held from from 4pm to 8pm.

The Maker & Me – August 26

The Fruitful Pursuit has brought back its long-running intimate wine tasting series, The Maker & Me. The event has moved from its original location of Alfred’s on Peel Street to Yiasou George on East Terrace, but the concept remains the same – a limited group of 20 people guided through a range of wines (unreleased samples, museum stock, as well as core range) by some of South Australia’s best and most interesting winemakers. The series kicks off on Wednesday, August 26, with The Mysterious Mr Black, and there are also tickets available for the following week, hosted by Jauma. See more information here.

Wine Dinners return to National Wine Centre – August 26

With a delayed start to the annual series of wine dinners, the National Wine Centre of Australia has announced the return of these culinary experiences for 2020. A Kangaroo Island wine dinner will be held on August 26, featuring a four-course set menu created by the centre’s catering team, led by executive chef Steven Clark. The dinner will also feature pairings of Kangaroo Island wines hand selected by head sommelier James Boden.

Magpie & Stump Meet the Maker: Gail Kellett – August 29

Magpie & Stump Hotel hosts a Meet the Maker luncheon featuring artist Gail Kellett, starting from noon. Gail’s lino-cut, hand-painted artwork reflects the diversity of the wine regions around Adelaide, with a focus on the rural and urban landscape, native flora and agricultural machinery.

The Native Spirit Tasting – September 2 and 3

Hains & Co’s tasting club for women, Pouring Ribbons, will this month host a unique spirit tasting with distiller Jess Beltrame of Adelaide Hills Distillery, who will delve into the botanicals, processes, and her experiences. The event will feature the core range of gins including 78 Degrees, Sunset, Desert Strength and Womad. Seats are limited, with the choice of sessions on either September 2 or 3, from 7pm at Hains & Co, 23 Gilbert Place. Tickets are $65.

Virtual cooking demonstration with Huda Al-Sultan – September 4

Sustainable September is the theme at the Adelaide Central Market, with a focus on vegan cooking as the most sustainable of all diets. Huda Al-Sultan is a dietitian, mindful eating coach, foodie and mum, who appeared as a top 24 contestant on Masterchef Australia Season 11. The online event will be held from 6pm to 7pm.

Jordan Theodoros cooking class – September 4

In this one-off event for 2020, chef Jordan Theodoros will take charge of the kitchen at Stirling’s Sticky Rice Cooking School, hosting a special degustation dinner and cooking class. The acclaimed chef and owner of Peel St restaurant will prepare dishes before the eyes of guests. Tickets are $215.

Photo: Meaghan Coles

Ambleside at Our Haus – September 4

Ambleside Distillers will be taking over the bar at the Haus in Hahndorf, showcasing their signature gins with specially designed cocktails for the evening. This event is part of the month-long Adelaide Hills festival HAHNDORF. HANDMADE. HANDCRAFTED. HANDPICKED.

Live music night at Plant 4 – September 5

Plant 4 Bowden is introducing its Live Music Night, which will be held from 5pm until late with music by performers Rachel Slatter, Travis Collins and Rob Edwards. There will be a selection of eateries and food stalls open and the Plant 4 Bar will be serving SA wine, local craft beer and spirits featuring local distilleries.

Fathers’ Day at the Farmers’ Market – September 6

Treat dad to an Adelaide Farmers’ Market breakfast this Fathers’ Day with a massive range of delicious local food cooked fresh at South Australia’s biggest Farmers’ Market. Choose from bacon and egg rolls, Dutch pancakes, homemade pies, waffles, sushi, curry, toasted sandwiches and great coffee. The market is full of gift ideas, such as Little Bang Brewery craft beer, organic wine by Grancari Estate, small-batch cider and gin, grass pastured free-range steaks, award-winning bacon and small goods, freshly baked croissants and much more. Check out the Prawn Store for fresh Spencer Gulf king prawns.

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