The 2016 Dining Program is a tasty component of The Australian Financial Review’s Australia’s Top Restaurants presented by Qantas, and it’s coming to South Australia this May!
Offering the nation’s food lovers an exclusive culinary adventure, with close to 100 events on offer across Australia from May 3-23 2016, the program highlights some amazing venues from the Top 500 Australian Restaurant list which was revealed in February.
Directors of the Australia’s Top Restaurants program and awards and renowned food critics and restaurant writers, Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack said the Dining Program reflects the diversity within the Top 500 list, which this year boasts over 100 new additions.
The thought and consideration the Top 500 put behind these events makes them truly unique and special experiences,” Dupleix said.
Durack says the magic is in the mix of fine dining classic offers, contemporary chef collaborations, ‘simple pleasures’, chats with the industry’s best, and behind-the-scenes experiences.
“Attending any one of these events is to take part in the great adventure that is dining in Australia in 2016,” Durack said.
Many of the new entries to the Top 500 list are also participating in the 2016 program including Kepos & Co (NSW), Silvereye (NSW), Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel (VIC), Taxi Kitchen (VIC), Alchemy Restaurant & Bar (QLD), Etsu Izakaya (QLD), Pearl (NT), the Hispanic Mechanic (SA) and The Flour Factory (WA).
Here’s the three mouth-watering events heading for SA specifically:
Chloe’s Top 500 Long Table Dinner
Savour an eight-course degustation menu, matched with wines from Chloe’s extensive cellar, amid Victorian elegance. Dishes feature the best of local and seasonal South Australian produce, with Chloe’s inimitable blend of French and modern Australian accents
Where: 36 College Road, Kent Town, SA 5067
Cost: $220. includes matched wines
When: May 5, 20; 7pm-10.30pm
Bookings: 08 8362 2574
Heritage Evening with the Hentley Farm Chefs
In the farm’s beautiful converted stables chef Lachlan Colwill and his team share favourite dishes from their different cultural backgrounds. Taste beloved dishes from their childhood over seven courses, as they recall the stories of their families’ cooking culture and the dishes’ origins.
Where: Corner Gerald Roberts and Jenke rRoads, Seppeltsfield, SA 5355
Cost: $245. includes 7 courses plus snacks and treats paired with 8 Hentley Farm wines
When: May 20; 6pm-8.30pm
Bookings: 08 8562 8427
Hispanic Mechanic – Afternoon in the Mechanics Garden
While away a fiesta afternoon in the Hispanic Mechanic garden courtyard. Meet the chefs making empanadas, totopos, tostones, tostaditas and roasted suckling pig with fresh tortillas and salsa, chat with winemakers and make new friends
Where: 205 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville, SA 5063
Cost: $65. includes a glass of wine
When: May 21; 1pm-4pm
Bookings: 08 8338 6435
Voting for the People’s Award for Australia’s Top Restaurants is also open until April 22, with every food lover given the chance to vote for their favourite restaurant and win dinner and flights to one of the winning restaurants.
For more information and to view the full list of Australia’s Top 500 restaurants, go to www.australiastoprestaurants.com
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