Fancy An 8 Day Gastronomic Celebration On Kangaroo Island?

The South Australian SeaLink Kangaroo Island FEASTival will feature over 30 individual events hosted by Australia’s leading celebrity and local chefs.

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Take a trip back in time and feast upon a banquet of heirloom inspired options on idyllic Kangaroo Island. Enjoy a selection of local gourmet delights from events staged around the island’s natural pristine wilderness. Dine on the islands rich history and savour the fresh produce and globally acclaimed wines and beverages that Kangaroo Island is renowned for.

The SeaLink Kangaroo Island FEASTival sets itself aside from other food and wine festivals through its signature style of providing a degustation of extraordinary dining experiences that are diverse and intimate, enhanced further by the exquisite natural beauty of this peaceful island. The menus of FEASTival are a historic fusion of ingredients that celebrate the heritage of the island and all it has to offer, resulting in a truly unique culinary experience for its guests.

Following a successful launch in 2012, the South Australian SeaLink Kangaroo Island FEASTival is an 8 day gastronomic celebration incorporating over 30 individual events hosted by Australia’s leading celebrity and local chefs, which will bring the best of Kangaroo Island to your plate.

This year the SeaLink Kangaroo Island FEASTival will welcome celebrity chef and celebrated author Stephanie Alexander as the ‘face’ of the event.

Stephanie Alexander is regarded as one of Australia’s great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through her thirty years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books and hundreds of articles about food matters, and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

Stephanie’s achievements are driven by her desire to break down people’s anxieties about cooking and to emphasise the beauty of fresh produce fresh from the garden. Stephanie’s fifth book, The Cook’s Companion, is regarded as an Australian classic.

The SeaLink Kangaroo Island FEASTival will launch on the 1st of May 2015 with a spectacular opening night that will be a collaboration feast hosted by renowned chef and author Stephanie Alexander and local chef Kate Sumner. The event is proudly supported by principal sponsor, SeaLink.

In addition to some of the crowd favourite events from previous years FEASTival will also be offering new experiences designed to give their guests a unique, taste bud-tantalising occasion.

In addition to some of the crowd favourite events from previous years FEASTival will also be offering new experiences designed to give their guests a unique, taste bud-tantalising occasion.

Hannaford & Sachs Catering – A View to Kill:

Located on a cliff edge overlooking the beautifully pristine Snelling Beach, the eccentric Cliff House looks as if it has come straight from an old James bond film! It’s one of the islands most stunning houses and was architecturally designed by South Australian football legend, Ian Hannaford. Its round bedroom and sunken cushioned pit makes it a stand out, luxurious place to stay. Starting on the beach the event kicks off with a Bond character appearing from the surf to serve martinis made from local KI Spirits Gin. with a twist!. Guests then venture from the beach to the stunning Cliff House where retro canapés will be served by the very talented Hannaford & Sachs catering team as the cocktails flow into the afternoon.

Island Pure – Picnic of ‘Biblical’ proportions:

Watch sheep being milked; sample the range of delicious Island Pure cheeses and picnic in the grounds of a working sheep dairy set amongst majestic Australian river gum trees. This event will include beer tastings with traditional Mediterranean cheese and yogurt making harking back to biblical times. Taste other local seafood and meats that will be cooked by the Island’s best chefs on barbecues and at campfire stations.

A Food (R)evolution:

Is a small-plate dining experience offered by Craig and Janet Wickham of Exceptional Kangaroo Island with Island Chef Chan Thornley. Set on the first farm in South Australia, this starts with welcome drinks around the campfire and moving on to white linen dining in a rustic shearing shed. Dinner is a journey through the history of South Australian fare seen through Kangaroo Island eyes with beautifully illustrated storytelling punctuating the menu (and visuals). The menu is a historic fusion of ingredients which have featured somewhere in the Island’s history: from foraged indigenous ingredients; items the sealers and whalers survived on; simple country fare right through to the diversity of farm gate produce we enjoy today.

SeaLink Kangaroo Island FEASTival will be held from Friday the May 1st 2015 – Friday May 8th 2015, with tickets available on sale in late November 2014.

For information on events visit this site

All ticket purchases, accommodation, travel and event packages can be purchased through SeaLink – (13 13 01 online) or Virgin Australia Holidays (13 15 16 or online)

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