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Maxwell Wines' Spring Affair and the Chilli Crab Shack

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine happenings, including a spring picnic at Maxwell Wines, Callum Hann’s Chilli Crab Shack at the Adelaide Central Market, and Peel Street’s La Moka celebrates its sixth birthday with a spring party.

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Spring Affair Picnic at Maxwell Wines – October 4

Maxwell Wines hosts Spring Affair on Sunday of the long weekend, with a relaxing picnic lunch with wines and grazing boards. Spring Affair Picnic is promoted as a “safe and chilled out vibe” with picnic tables, cushions and rugs provided. Tickets are $75 per person, with bookings for groups of four or more, with socially distanced picnic tables, sweet and savoury platters and assorted wine available.

Feast through the Middle East – September 30

Adelaide Central Market favourite Real Falafel will host a cooking demonstration experience, teaching how to make authentic falafel and hummus. Enjoy a three-course meal as Real Falafel’s Mitch Aldawsari presents his tips and tricks and how to replicate them in your home cooking. Traditional belly dancers will also perform to complete the experience. Twenty per cent of ticket profits will be donated to Multicultural Youth SA.

La Moka Birthday Party – October 2

Peel Street’s Italian-inspired cafe and aperitivo bar La Moka celebrates its sixth birthday with a Spring Garden Party, featuring a pop-up spring menu, nibbles, and spring vibes.

The Chilli Crab Shack – October 2 to 11

Head to the Adelaide Central Market, arm yourself with a crab bib, and get stuck into a dish of blue swimmer crab with an Asian-style spicy chilli tamarind sauce, noodles, herbs and lime. Callum Hann’s Sprout Cooking School will run The Chilli Crab Shack on Fridays (11am-8pm) and Saturdays (10am-2pm) during the school holidays (October 2, 3, 9 and 10). It has also been extended an extra day: Sunday, October 11. Pre-orders are advised, as this pop-up sells out each year. Customers can expect to dig in and get messy with a Pirate Life beer in hand, while enjoying live music and market vibes.

Picnic at Paxton – October 3

McLaren Vale’s Paxton Wines are reopening the winery’s lawned area to start its Picnic at Paxton season. Bookings are recommended to secure a spot on the lawns, with options of either supplied or BYO picnic. Paxton Wines, Vale Ale beer, fruit juice, and soft drink will be available for purchase.

Gin Gin – October 4

Lion Arts Factory will host a handful of celebrated South Australian gin producers for Gin Gin on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend, from 4pm until late. The event will be seated in the Lion Arts Factory courtyard, where guests will meet the producers from 23rd Street Distillery, Adelaide Gin, Applewood Distillery, Needle & Pin Spirits, Never Never Distilling Co and Imperial Measures Distilling.

Socktoberfest 2020 – October 17

In lieu of Oktoberfest celebrations this year, Offbeat Socks and Big Shed Brewing Concern have teamed up to deliver Socktoberfest 2020 at Big Shed Brewing, 1154 Old Port Road, Royal Park, from noon to 9pm. Guests are encouraged to don their favourite funky socks and grab a beer. There will be prizes up for grabs and Offbeat Socks available for purchase.

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations – Throughout October

Producers in the Coonawarra region will host more than 60 free and ticketed events throughout October as part of Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations. Celebrating the Coonawarra wine region’s signature red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, the festival will include tasting experiences, blending masterclasses, dinners, and lunches.

Kangaroo Island Sip & See Day Tour – until March 2021

SeaLink has launched a new series of Kangaroo Island experiences: a one-day  Kangaroo Island Sip & See Day Tour, a one-night escape package, and a two-day ultimate tour — including gin tastings at Kangaroo Island Spirits and wine tasting at False Cape Wines cellar door. With pick-ups from either Adelaide or Cape Jervis, tours include return ferry transfers and air-conditioned coach touring with a local Kangaroo Island guide, stopping at attractions such as Raptor Domain, Clifford’s Honey Farm Shop, and Seal Bay Conservation Park.

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