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Fringe food hubs and a chilli festival

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine happenings, including the opened weekends of Fringe venues The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Gluttony, the return of Roberta’s Italian Disco Diner to RCC, and the Fleurieu Peninsula’s Chilli Fest Willunga.

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The Garden of Unearthly Delights – February 19 to March 21

Each year The Garden of Unearthly Delights creates a festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls, and unexpected sideshows. This year the Garden will feature beverages from Gordon’s gin, Fox Creek wines and James Squire beer, alongside a plethora of food stalls. You can vote for your favourite food trucks this year in CityMag‘s Fringe Food Playoffs, starting this weekend.

Gluttony at the Adelaide Fringe. Photo: Helen Page

Gluttony – February 19 to March 21

Pizzateca, Ragini’s Spice Kitchen, The Filipino Project, Hubba Hubba Hummus and GANG GANG are just some of the food offerings coming to this year’s lineup at the Adelaide Fringe venue Gluttony, which opens its gates to the public on February 19. With its program of more than 100 shows, Gluttony will keep audiences well-fed with a wide variety of treats for the whole family, including Filipino, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cuisines. There will be fresh and healthy options, as well as festival favourites like popcorn, donuts, roasted nuts, burgers and gelato. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Roberta’s Italian Disco Diner – February 19 to March 21

Popular pop-up Italian restaurant Roberta’s Italian Disco Diner returns to the culinary heart of the RCC’s festival hub, which runs from February 19 until March 21. RCC will shift back to Victoria Square this year, after a stint at the University of Adelaide. With an undisturbed view of the RCC’s main stage, the Italian diner will deliver traditional Tuscan fare, aperitifs and fine wine, and will trade from 5pm until late, Thursday to Sunday. Table bookings are encouraged.

Food Truck Carnevale – February 19 to 21

Morphettville Racecourse will host a Food Truck Carnevale on the weekend of February 19 to 21, with food, a licensed bar, carnival rides, live music, kids games and activities, competitions, a silent disco and outdoor movies. The event is free entry.

Summer Nights Fork on the Road – February 19

Head to Seacliff’s Angus Neill Reserve and bring your picnic blanket and chairs to relax with dinner in hand while watching the sunset over the ocean. Fork on the Road is a food truck event series, with this family-friendly event hosted by the City of Holdfast Bay from 5:30pm. The food truck and bar lineup includes the VW Bar, Van Dough, Sooki La La, Beyond India, Smokin’ Bones BBQ, Staazi & Co, Delicia To You, TaCHs Stroopwafels and Sweet Scoops Gelato.

Chilli Fest Willunga – February 20-21

Willunga is calling all chilli enthusiasts to South Australia’s largest weekend dedicated to all things chilli: Chilli Fest 2021. The two-day festival, a staple in the Fleurieu’s event calendar, will be held at the Willunga Recreation Park from February 20 to 21, 10am to 4pm. Participants include Hillside Herbs, Bali in a Jar, Spice Girlz Gourmet, White Valley Jalapeños, Back 2 Basics Traditions, Chilli Factory Distributors, Yowchup Sauces, Brutus Hot Sauce and Matchett Productions & Big Sissy Foods.

2021 Lunar New Year Street Party – February 20

The Adelaide Chinatown Precinct will hold a 2021 Lunar New Year celebration on February 20 with the 2021 Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party. Make your way to Gouger Street any time from noon to 9pm to enjoy the festivities, with more than 100 exhibitors, food and drink stalls and performances from a variety of Asian cultural groups.

Summer Golding Delicious Wine & Yoga – February 26

Join an outdoor practice of yoga overlooking Golding’s estate before enjoying some of Golding’s delicious food and wine. After yoga, participants will be treated with local produce curated by Golding’s in-house chef, accompanied by wine tastings. The evening costs $55 for yoga, supper and wine tasting.

Gouger Street Feast – February 27

Indulge in the mouth-watering tastes of Gouger Street with late-night street dining during Fringe. Outdoor dining will spill out on the streets, creating a feast for the senses with live music and delicious food from Gouger Street’s best. Gouger Street will be open to foot traffic until midnight to make the most of the festival season, just around the corner from RCC’s Fringe action at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.

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