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Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed And Friends To Auction Ten Exclusive Events For Bushfire Relief

Adelaide chef and restaurateur Duncan Welgemoed has recruited a legion of friends, including chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, and bartenders, to donate seven incredible events.

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In the wake of the terrible bushfires that tore through the Adelaide Hills on December 20, South Australia has come together in its relief efforts for the families, businesses and community affected by the devastation.

A major gala is currently in the works for late January, set to raise funds for those hit the hardest by the bushfires.

As part of this, Adelaide chef and restaurateur Duncan Welgemoed has recruited a legion of friends, including chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, and bartenders, to donate seven incredible events.

Each of the events promise a unique, “once in a lifetime” culinary experience for the winning bidder and their guests, with all proceeds going towards Tilbrook Estate, Vinteloper, the South Australian Country Fire Service, and the Adelaide Hills Wine Region Fire Appeal.

“Bid big and be a legend because we know how to throw a dinner party,” Welgemoed comments.

Each event (with the exception of number 6) is for ten people exclusively, and will take place at the winning bidders house (Adelaide locations only).

The events will feature produce, wine, beer, and spirits donated by the greater community, meaning Adelaide and beyond.

The bidding for each dinner will begin at $5,000.

To bid on Duncan’s incredible dinners, see here.

Dates TBC with the winners and the contributors at a mutually agreed time. 

Pardon Your French with Manu Feidel

Straight out of a foodie’s favourite daydream, this destination dining experience involves Duncan Welgemoed and Manu Feidel cooking ten people regional French dishes at Karrawatta Winery (with wine to match).

Friends with Benefits

Hosted by new Masterchef judge Melissa Leong comes a dinner featuring heavyweight foodie and wine talent alike, including:

  • Ben Cooper, Chin Chin
  • Josh Lewis, Fleet
  • Micheal Ryan, Provenance
  • Nick stock, wine writer
  • Victor Liong. Lee Ho Fook
  • Hosted by Mel Leong, Masterchef.

Singapore’s Finest

At the height of one of Asia’s most exciting dining destinations, eight lucky travellers will dine at Burnt Ends in Singapore. Acclaimed critically worldwide and a staple in ‘best of’ dining list, the open concept, modern barbecue restaurant offers a menu that changes by the day.

Owner and chef, Dave Pynt, will provide you with a wine-ing and dining experience unlike any you’ve had before.

The Best of South Australia 

  • Mixed Drinks, Mark Reginato, Hellbound
  • Sommelier, Meria Harel, Nick Ryan
  • Emma Shearer, The lost loaf 
  • Duncan Welgemoed, Africola
  • James Brinklow, The Lane 
  • Shannon Fleming, Lot 100
  • Quang Nguyen Devour, Noi, Shibui

Tuk Tuk Thai Banquet

  • Mixed drinks, Joey Jones, Romeo Lane, Mono XO
  • Sommelier, Grant Dickson, Ferment Asian
  • Ali McCallum, Golden Boy 
  • Shannon Martinez, Smith & Daughters 
  • Ben Cooper, Chin Chin 
  • Kevin te and Sanom ngamlamai, Regent Thai
  • Steven Ter Horst, Chocolatier

Soul Food Backyard Festival

  • Mixed drinks, Ollie Margan, Maybe Mae
  • Sommelier, Johnathan Brooke 
  • Boys and girls from Low and Slow BBQ 
  • Morgan McGlone, Belle’s Hot Chicken 
  • Quang Nguyen Devour, Noi, Shibui

Mexicano Barbequoa 

  • Mixed drinks, Beer and Mescal, Africola & Hellbound 
  • Paul Bentley Magno, Bovine, Taqueria Ell Gallo Rossa (flying straight from Guadalajara Mexico)
  • Duncan Welgemoed, Africola 

Mobile Disco Pizza Party

  • Duncan Welgemoed, Africola 
  • Justin Markos, Utopia, Woody the Wood Oven Wagon
  • DJs – Skin Contact 

Dinner at Sparkke

A “feed me menu” dinner at Sparkke cooked by Emma McCaskill in their private dining room for 18 people. Matching wine and beers will be poured by the makers.

Fava Beans & A Nice Chianti

  • Mixed drinks, Marcus Motteram Hains & Co
  • Sommelier, Dheeraj Bhatia, Joel Robuchon, Magill Estate
  • Matt stone, Oakridge Wines
  • Duncan Welgemoed, Africola 

Stay tuned for more details as they come in.

For more on Duncan Welgemoed and Africola, see here.

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