Adelaide is the city of surprises. Memorable meals, stunning city food market, funky street carts and more make this destination somewhat of an exclusive secret that the rest of Australia is unaware of.
The Barossa Valley, steeped in history is a spectacular rural patchwork of primary producers. Nowhere else is a community at one so evident than this part of our country.
Come with us as we unlock and reveal South Australia’s food secrets.
Wednesday 6th September
This tour starts with a Champagne Welcome in the heart of the city. With an enviable view over the CBD and beyond to the hills our chosen rooftop bar is a sophisticated introduction to this cosmopolitan city.
Dinner venue is at one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in 2017. This place does not disappoint! One of Adelaide’s best and most current offerings is a Japanese ‘fire house’. Chef’s cook over open flames as fascinated diners are entertained whilst awaiting spectacular dishes.
Thursday 7th September
A trip to Adelaide would not be complete without the chance to discover the delights of the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere.
Our tour is lovingly and expertly guided by a local who knows what’s what among the 80 plus stalls in this veritable food lover’s paradise. We’ll continue to be fed, nibbling on treats from stall holders. You’ll learn about native produce foraged from the dessert and ocean, to classic Spanish and Italian food, and the best Korean Green Pancakes that you’ll just have to find room for!
The afternoon is spent ‘shopping’ with Mamma Yeow! Poh’s mum is a treasure trove of information, tips and advice. She’ll take us through Chinatown feeding us well along the way!
Light dinner in Adelaide at Pink Moon Saloon.
Friday 8th September
Off to the Barossa Valley! Our first stop is at Maggie Beers Pheasant Farm Shop for coffee and something little to give us an energy boost for the day ahead. This is the only place in Australia where you have the chance to see and try just about every product from Maggies product range.
We will be making our own lunch today. A must-do stop off is at Angastons Enoteca and Italian Cooking School. Mix, knead and shape rustic pasta and immerse yourself in the history, culture and techniques of regional Italian cooking in this class. When our dishes are ready we’ll dine around the venues beautiful long communal table.
Our next stop is at our favourite hand-crafted pastry producer. Another personal and intimate cooking class as well as a peek into how the pastry is made will be a mouth-watering treat.
On our way back to Adelaide we’ll drop in to the home of Australia’s most famous red wine. Our tour will include viewing the recently re-developed Drives (tunnels) that showcase the original resting spot of Max Schubert’s ‘hidden’ Grange. Our tour concludes with a wine tasting at the bar, of course.
Saturday 9th September
An early start is rewarded with breakfast chosen from the fayre on offer at the famous Barossa’s Farmers Market. Held in the Vintners Sheds this location is full of locals doing their weekly shop choosing from the fresh produce on sale that come from the homes and farms of the area.
Another ledgendary vineyard, Barossa’s ‘Grande Dame’ has been lovingly added to with architectured gardens and buildings which beautifully compliment the historic premises. This is a South Australian wine producer with a priceless legacy dating back to 1851. We’ll experience their wines and take an historical tour around the beautiful grounds and cellars.
Lunch is a light but none the less stunning offering of the best of the Barossa produce. This venue is run by the incredible Sharon Romeo who has to be one of the most dynamic and caring front of house professionals in the country.
Our celebratory dinner in town this evening is guaranteed to be extra special. Eat food that speaks to you of Australia, of this country. A spectacular finale consisting of 18 to 20 elegant and thoughtfully designed courses combining theatre, visual spectacles and incredible flavours. It will be indelibly etched in your memory.
Sunday 10th September
Our final meal of this trip will be breakfast at a New York Brasserie inspired restaurant. Well known chef, Sean Connolly presents mouth watering dishes utilising the very best of South Australia’s produce in a wonderful setting overlooked by the kitchen fires.
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Please call us at the office on 9319 1097 if you have any questions.
Tour price includes all food and experiences featured on the itinerary. You book and pay for flights and accommodation. Use those air miles! Details of accommodation costs for twin share per night for 4 nights on application.
*To receive BONUS Cooking Classes, payment must be made in full. Class Gift Vouchers to be issued once tour is complete.
Many thanks for considering this tour, we hope you can join us.
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