Good Food and Wine Show

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Friday week ago I was out in the sun enjoying some nibbles and chatting to Amanda from Lambs’ Ears and Honey, as a guest at the launch of the Adelaide incarnation of the Good Food and Wine Show.

The afternoon began in Rundle Mall, under the canopy at Gawler Place, where we sampled tasty tidbits from South Australian producers such as Beerenberg, Cocolat, Barossa Fine Foods and Carême. I was particularly taken with the Carême chicken pithivier because it’s never occurred to me to make a savoury one. Actually, it’s never occurred to me to make one because my mum makes an awesome traditional one, with a frangipane filling … anyway, that’s an idea to keep stashed away for future reference.

After a bit of banter in the open air, we headed to the Hotel Richmond for drinks and dessert and the launch proper (that’s the speeches!). Alastair McLeod (of Brett’s Wharf in Brisbane, and of Ready, Steady, Cook fame) did the honours and there was a run through of the major sponsors as well as the celebrity chefs who will be present – the star billing this year going to Ainsley Harriott*.

The Good Food & Wine Show also features wine and cheese classes if you fancy something away from the celebrity chefs.

This year’s show runs from 7-9 October at the Showground. Tickets are $20 (that doesn’t include entry ot the Reidel Decanter Bar, which is $55 but does include show entry). I do have 5 vouchers for $5 off entry which I’m happy to post out to the first 5 commenters who have managed to read this far!

* Even if you’re not a fan of his on-screen persona, Harriott’s recipes tend to be very reliable. They’re usually quick, easy and tasty. I’m a fan!

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2 thoughts on “Good Food and Wine Show

  1. As a lover of good food and good wine, (and after reading this post) it’s a surprise to me that i’ve never been to this Good Food and Wine show! Thanks for reminding me, I always need a reminder of what’s going on in Adelaide – it’s now in my calendar and i’m looking forward to it!

  2. As a food lover, traveller and someone who has their own business selling food and products sought and inspired from around the globe, I’m always interested to read things that happen elsewhere. And, what a refreshing read this was, informative, light and makes me want to go! Some good links thrown in there too! Looking forward to the next blog!

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