Happy Chinese New Year to one and all, and welcome to the Year of the Pig! February 5th marked the turn of the Chinese New Year, and Adelaide continued the celebrations well into the weekend with their 16th annual Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party!
On Saturday 1 December, Penny's Hill Wines in McLaren Vale was turned into a wine lover's playground as it played host to Wine Machine Festival. Previously named 'Hot Dub Wine Machine' and held at Serafino Wines, Wine Machine have rebranded and made Penny's Hill their new, more spacious home this year. As it was my first time attending the festival, I decided to go big or go home by purchasing a VIP ticket and adding on the VIP Lunch Experience as well!
These upcoming balmy summer evenings call for some ice cool refreshments - and Ambra Liqueurs have just the thing with their newly-launched Limoncello Icy Pops and a Blood Orange addition to their liqueur range! Last night, Ambra Liqueurs celebrated the launch of these two exciting additions to their menu with an evening of grazing platters, cocktails and a tour of their Thebarton cellar door and distillery.
In the quaint town of Macclesfield, it's an annual tradition to celebrate all things strawberries - and they did exactly that at their Strawberry Fete on Sunday 25 November. In the words of The Beatles, Davenport Square was turned into 'Strawberry Fields Forever' for the day maas locals flocked from across the Hills to give praise to the delicious berry.
Welcome to the third installment of Food for Thought, a series of interviews with members of the local foodie scene, ranging from food bloggers to restaurant owners. In this installment, I sat down and had a chat with founder and co-owner of 50sixone, Simon Flocco, about the upcoming launch of 50sixone Henley Beach and Mia Margarita.
Handpicked Festival celebrated their fifth birthday in spectacular style on Saturday afternoon, attracting revellers from far and wide to the picturesque Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek. In celebration of my best friend Mal's 20th year around the sun, we treated her to an overnight 'Glamping' Package as well as VIP Premium 'Cellar Door' Passes to the festival! Keep on reading for a comprehensive guide on all the food, fun and festivities Handpicked had to offer!
On Saturday 3 November, the vineyards of Simon Hackett Winery in McLaren Vale were lit up by endless twinkling fairy lights as it played host to Moon Dance Festival. Hosted by the brilliant minds behind Summercrawl who also brought Day Dance Festival to the same winery back in March, Moon Dance Festival was an evening of food, dancing and plenty of wine enjoyed by one and all!
OzAsia Festival kicked off with a bang last night with the launch of the Lucky Dumpling Market along the picturesque Adelaide Riverbank lawns. Showcasing all the finest food, drinks and desserts Asia has to offer, the Lucky Dumpling Market is sure to have something to satisfy everyone's tastebuds.
On Saturday the 6th October, Wayville Showgrounds played host to Australia's biggest and best German food and beer festival - Oktoberfest in the Gardens.