The Adelaide Food and Wine Festival is back for its second year of scrumptious offerings and The Adelaide Review will present two events during the April festival.
As it did in 2013, the festival will play host to a swathe of events celebrating the best Adelaide and South Australia can put on your plate and in your glass. This year’s festival has regional and metropolitan sides to it. On one hand it will pay special attention to Adelaide CBD’s foodie hotspots, like the Central Market, the East End and the National Wine Centre. On the other, South Australia’s celebrated wine regions will play host to days and nights of revelry and fine dining in McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, the Coonawarra and the Adelaide Hills. Keeping with the times, many of the Adelaide-centric events are themed around laneways, organic produce and discovering secrets of the city. Expect to see picnic en masse accompanied by a live Peter Combe performance, musical cruises on the Torrens and the return of the ever-successful Fork on the Road. Vegan, coffee and bacon enthusiasts will also be pleased to know tours have been catered to their individual tastes. As a festival partner who has this year matured to a ripe 30 years of age, The Adelaide Review will be hosting the Garden of Eden event at the Fall from Grace winery. Fresh from a storming success running the food for Adelaide Festival‘s Lola’s Pergola, Duncan Welgemoed and the Happy Motel will cater the Garden, while Max Allen waxes lyrical on the ancient story of winemaking in clay amphorae. Garden of Eden will also pay tribute to food writer Howard Twelftree. There is an element to the festival for those who want their intellectual palette satisfied as well. Presented by the National Wine Centre and The Adelaide Review, Think.Talk.Food>Wine will see speeches on innovation and tradition from prominent figures in South Australia’s food and wine industry. Meanwhile, history connoisseurs can expect a full course from Baudin and Flinders to Don Dunstan. The Adelaide Food and Wine Festival may only be in its second year, but with such a broad menu of delicious events, it is hard to see it not coming back for thirds. Adelaide Food and Wine Festival Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 13 adelaidefoodandwinefestival.org Garden of Eden Fall from Grace, 29a High St, Willunga Saturday, April 12, 6.30pm to late Host: Max Allen. Food: Duncan Welgemoed and The Happy Motel. Wine: Gill Gordon-Smith. Cost: $85 adelaidefoodandwinefestival.org/home/portfolio/garden-of-eden Think.Talk.Food>Wine National Wine Centre Tuesday, April 8, 9am-5pm Speakers: Sue Bell, Christina Belpiro, Mike Bennie, Amanda Daniel, James Erskine, Ross Ganf, Sally Johnson, Richard Gunner, Banjo Harris Plane, Chloe Reschke Mcguire, Trevor Maskell, Josh Picken, Warren Randall, William Skinner, Pablo Theodoros, Wendy Umberger, Duncan Welgemoed, Tim Wildman, Paul Wood and Stephen Yarwood. Cost: $75, concession: $40 adelaidefoodandwinefestival.org/home/portfolio/think-talk-foodwine