Happy FruChoc Appreciation Day, still time to dine deliciously with SALA (just) and vote for your favourite in our Top 20 for this year’s Statewide Super Consumer Award!
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Wine tasting plus
A morsel of lunch always makes a wine tasting better. The lunch menu at Angas Plains Wines includes small and large dishes ranging from grazing platters and homemade soup to pie of the day, curry or pizza, all created with produce from South Australian favourites including Paris Creek, PJ’s, Talinga Grove, and Two Hills and a Creek.
The indefatigable Kris Lloyd is bringing back Cheesefest and FERMENT The Festival too, so it’s a double order for lovers of chocolate, cheese, wine, kimchi, kombucha and every other fabulously fermented food when the two are dished up together this coming October. Check out the full program and take advantage of the discount online ticket price here.
Bus stop with a difference
If you lurk in the Urrbrae area of Adelaide and have a hankering for a proper jaffle, you’re in luck. The Old School Bus is in town on Thursdays, parked on Hartley Grove on the Waite Campus. According to the drivers of this bus, if you’ve never tried a jaffle before, these will change your life. Go get ’em!
Meet the brewers!
The brewers from Migration Brewing (USA) and Smiling Samoyed will be getting together on 4 September for a shared feast with Chef Outta Water’s Chris Holen. There will be Alexandrina cheeses, Matchett’s crackers, Ellis smallgoods, S&P squid, wood oven pizzas and a whole lot more, plus a tour of the brewery. Book here.
Happy Birthday to Woodstock Wines
The Coterie Restaurant at Woodstock has just celebrated its 30th birthday and it’s now 35 years since the first wines under the Woodstock brand were released – happy birthday to the Collett family and the team at Woodstock! Among the upcoming special events are a Father’s Day Lunch on 2 September and a Melbourne Cup Luncheon on 6 November in aid of the Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Hospital. Contact the winery for details on (08) 8383 0156.
Barossa Gourmet Weekend
Yes, it’s back – the Barossa Gourmet Weekend is on again 31 August to 2 September. Taste Eden Valley will be rolling out the red carpet for a really (REALLY) red tasting of around 40 wines, including some premium limited release single vineyard rarely offered for tasting. Naturally, there will also be some beautiful food to go with those beautiful wines. Find out all about it here.
An artist’s touch
The South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival is now the world’s biggest open access visual arts festival (take a bow, South Australia!). Among the Eat Local SA participating venues serving a side of art with their menu this month are:
- Brick + Mortar Creative – TwiningArts by Deborah Twining and SPARK (various artists)
- FRED Eatery – Reflections and Recollections and Carved Earth by Tattie K
- Lenzerheide Restaurant – Apokalypsis by Corey Gray and Peter Hall
- Motherduck – Constant Flow: The First Mother by Kunang Sutra Agung
- National Wine Centre – Fine Art Kangaroo Island (various artists)
- Pane et Latte – Yoga Elements by Kate Marie Lewis
- The Davery Establishment – Portfolio by Penny Heighs
- The Howling Owl – New York, New York by Kelly Champion and David Evans
- The Unley – Colour My World by Lyn Astey
- Newman’s Nursery (home of Topiary) – Sculpture in the Garden by James Hamilton
- Wild Saffron – Birds and Beasts by Meg Mader
Click here for SALA exhibition details.
Here our our contenders (in alphabetical order):
- Beerenberg Farm
- Bickford’s Australia
- Enzo’s At Home
- Fleurieu Milk Company
- Gelista Premium Gelati
- Golden North
- Haigh’s Chocolates
- Kytons Bakery
- La Casa Del Formaggio
- MOJO Beverages
- Najobe Beef
- Newman’s Horseradish
- Piped Dreams Cookie Boutique
- Premium Choice
- Raw Nation Wholefoods
- Rub & Grub
- Spring Gully Foods
- Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst
- The Yoghurt Shop
Voting is easy, just click on this link and then click on your favourite. The winner will be revealed at the Awards Gala Dinner on 23 November (and shouted from the rooftops and through Eat Local SA too. Obviously.)
We are so proud of all these great businesses. And by the way, if you are wondering why FruChocs and Robern Menz aren’t in this list, it’s because they won last year so they can’t play this year (sad face). We still love them and we know you do too – so why not click here to enjoy a scrumptious FruChocs recipe?