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Bowerbird is back, Glenelg Sunset Markets

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine happenings, including this weekend’s Bowerbird Design Market, a Kangaroo Island Spirits masterclass at Sparkke at the Whitmore, and the Glenelg Sunset Markets this Sunday.

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Bowerbird Design Market – December 11 to 13

Having been postponed due to South Australia’s recent lockdown, Bowerbird Design Market finally returns to the Adelaide Showground this weekend, with a plethora of artisan makers and designers showcasing the latest in fashion, art and design across three days – and you can wash it all down with a healthy dose of finely crafted food, coffee and beverage providers. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased online prior to the event. The array of food and beverage providers includes Ambra Spirits, Barossa Valley Ice Cream Company, Gang Gang, Scull Kombucha, Phat Buddha Rolls, Ginny Pig Distillery, Threefold Distillery, Let Them Eat, and more.

Glenelg Sunset Markets – December 13

Located at the iconic Glenelg foreshore at Moseley Square, the Glenelg Sunset Markets kick off at 4.30pm this Sunday. Peruse more than 60 market stalls filled with artisan wares and food, while enjoying live music and taking in the glorious Glenelg sunset in the open summer air.

Grapes of Mirth The Christmas Edition – December 13

Six of Australia’s best comedians, including host Merrick Watts, will present a Christmas-themed afternoon in wine country, hosted by Lloyd Brothers in McLaren Vale. Sign up for presale tickets now.

The Moseley Beach Club – November 30 to March 21

The Moseley Beach Club has returned to the Glenelg Beach foreshore for a fourth summer and will operate seven days a week through to March 2021. Open 11am to 11pm, the Beach Club is free to enter, with a casual dining area including deckchairs, beanbags and picnic tables, as well as sun lounges and booths that must be pre-booked online. More than 30,000 people visited the Beach Club last season. Along with the food offerings, beverage options feature iconic local brands such as Shaw & Smith, Pirate Life, Bird in Hand and The Lane.

KIS Cocktail Masterclass – December 12

Throughout this two-hour masterclass, hosted by Sparkke at the Whitmore, participants will learn to make three delicious cocktails using the award-winning Kangaroo Island Spirits. Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan, a Candy Cane Martini, and a Gingerbread Spiced Eggnog, all while being educated about the origins and methods of cocktail making. Light refreshments and nibbles will be provided. Tickets for the masterclass are available for purchase online from $98.

The Enchanted Fig Tree with Simon Bryant – December 18

Join Tasting Australia festival director and chef Simon Bryant at The Enchanted Fig Tree on Kangaroo Island for a one-off evening event set inside a magical living fig tree. The Enchanted Fig Tree is more than 120 years old and more than 35 metres in diameter. Tickets are available from $135 through Gastronomo: Wilderness Dining. The evening marks the launch of Gastronomo’s 2020-21 season of dining experiences at the Enchanted Fig Tree.

Mumm Uncorked – December 18

Indulge in a Friday afternoon of bubbles, sunshine and good vibes with the National Wine Centre’s popular Mumm UnCorked event. Doors open at 4pm with the first glass of Champagne included in the $20 ticket price. Mumm Champagne will be available by the glass or bottle, alongside a selection of still and sparkling wine, Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martinis and a range of festival food and charcuterie. Tickets are limited and bookings recommended.

Paint Your Pet – December 18

Book in for this canvas painting session at Studio Vino Port Adelaide for an evening of painting and wine sipping. Bring along a clear, up-close, well-lit photo of your pet for inspiration. Canvas, paint and brushes will be provided, as an experienced instructor leads you through the process. No experience is required, tickets are $55 per adult with a small selection of drinks available for purchase at the bar, or BYO with $5 corkage per person.

Twilight Christmas Farmers’ Market – December 23

Find a host of last-minute gourmet gifts and fresh produce straight from the farm, such as Alexandrina Cheese (pictured), at this special Twilight Christmas Farmers’ Market at the Adelaide Showgrounds from 5pm to 9pm.

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