For quite a while now I’ve been meaning to get an event calendar up and running and I’ve finally done it!
The first event listed is a Kay Brothers wine dinner coming up at Jam the Bistro on Wednesday 17 August, from 6:30pm. The dinner costs $95 a head which is inclusive of 4 courses paired with Kay Brothers wines. If carpaccio of venison served with Grenache, or wild goat moussaka with a Cabernet Merlot appeals then this dinner could be your thing. The evening will be hosted by Colin Kay, the winemaker, so it’s also a good opportunity to get any questions answered.
You need to make your booking through the restaurant – either phone them on 08 8231 7411 or call in (112-114 Wright Street, Adelaide). A deposit of $15 per person is required.
And if you have an event you’d like listed in the calendar, please let me know. I’m on a ridiculous number of mailing lists but that doesn’t mean that I’ll be able to pick up and make note of every event going!
This weekend sees the start of East End Cellars‘ ‘Varietal Series’ of tastings. Saturday’s tasting, which runs from 12-4, focuses on varieties of ‘tradition’. This is followed up on 7 November with ‘alternatives’ and wraps up on 21 November with ‘Champagne and friends’.
Tickets for each of the tastings are $25 per person. The ticket price is redeemable against dozen purchases on the day, there will be discounts on the wines on tasting and, any dozen purchased, puts you in the running to win a wine from every supplier present on the day.
Although tickets are available on the door they are limited and you can book in advance either at the shop (just off Rundle Street at the eastern end) or through the website.
If you fancy getting a double dose of bubbles, wine behemoth Dan Murphy’s has a Champagne and Sparkling Wine Expo running at the Glenunga store on Sunday, from 1-4pm. There are to be over 50 wines on tasting although, as the tasting is free, I suspect it’s very much a case of first in, best dressed! The tasting is also being run at stores in other states.
For those who like to eat while drinking, East End Cellars is also hosting a dinner at Rigoni’s (on Leigh Street) on Tuesday 3 November. Nicolas Belfrage MW will be matching Italian wines to four courses of Italian food. Tickets are $120 per person and, as before, can be booked through the website or at the shop.
In the not too distant future, we’ll be adding a calendar to Eating Adelaide so you can keep up with events throughout the state. If you’re running an event you think we should know about – let us know!