South Australian Food And Wine Guide : 2017 South Australian Food and Wine Guide
SOUTHAUSTRALIA.COM 10 ADELAIDE & ADELAIDE PLAINS ADELAIDE IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S SUPERSTAR DESTINATIONS WHEN IT COMES TO GREAT FOOD AND WINE. FOOD & WINE Apart from its vibrant restaurant scene, the South Australian capital offers produce markets, a lively choice of small bars, some tasty food trucks and a growing band of craft brewers and distillers. Naturally, you’ll find an abundance of fresh, seasonal produce on menus across the city – everything from ocean fresh seafood to farmhouse cheeses, traditional smoked meats and delicious fruit and vegetables, much of it sourced from the nearby Adelaide Plains. The East End precinct is home to a range of eateries from burger bars and cafés to award-winning restaurants including Orana, Golden Boy, Africola, Botanic Gardens Restaurant and Chianti in nearby Hutt Street. Sean’s Kitchen and Madame Hanoi, located in the Adelaide Casino complex, provide contrasting culinary experiences by world-renowned chef, Sean Connolly. You’ll also find some of Adelaide’s favourite eateries around Peel, Waymouth and Leigh streets, including Bistro Dom, Georges on Waymouth, Press* Food + Wine and Peel Street. Many of the small bars in the nearby West End serve great food but are also renowned for their extensive wine lists, craft beers and fine spirits. These range from quirky small bars such as Hains & Co., Pink Moon Saloon and La Buvette Drinkery to something a little more upmarket like 2KW Bar and Restaurant, Electra House and The Hennessy Rooftop Bar at the Mayfair Hotel. First settled by European migrants in the 1960s, mostly from Italy and Greece, the Adelaide Plains is often called ‘the food bowl of South Australia’ and produces cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes and olives – much of it destined for Adelaide’s restaurants, cafés and farmers markets. Whether you want to buy fresh produce at the Central Market, sip espresso in the trendy East End, try some hawker food in Chinatown, explore the many small bars around Leigh and Peel streets, take a wine appreciation masterclass or sample some foraged, native Australian ingredients, Adelaide has it covered. The Adelaide Central Market, located between Gouger and Grote streets, has been an Adelaide icon since 1869. With around 80 stalls, stocking everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to bread, cheeses, game meat, olives, seafood and smallgoods, it’s one of the largest undercover food markets in the southern hemisphere. With so many world-class wineries on its doorstep, Adelaide is the obvious place to start your South Australian wine odyssey. First stop is the National Wine Centre, a 10 minute walk from the city. Visitors can take a self-guided tour, sample 120 Australian wines, enjoy lunch at the restaurant or join a wine appreciation class. Next stop is Penfolds Magill Estate. Just a 15 minute drive from the CBD, this winery is the original home of Penfolds Wines and Australia’s most prized wine, Grange. As part of a multimillion-dollar redevelopment, the 172 year-old complex now features a glamorous new cellar door space and an exciting bistro called Magill Estate Kitchen – alongside the more formal Magill Estate Restaurant. But Magill Estate is not the only working vineyard within the Adelaide Central Market 32 kilometres from Adelaide to Virginia.