Food Drink

Is This The Most South Australian Dining Experience Ever?

All signs point to yes…

To say that we’re excited about the upcoming Tasting Australia event is probably a slight understatement. It has been on our radar since the program was first released and for so many delicious reasons… It really is the tastiest culinary event on the calendar and we can’t wait to delve mouth first into it all! And there is one feast in particular that has our foodie loving radar buzzing…

When Dougal McFuzzlebutt of McFuzzlebutt’s Manchen and Ray Dahdah from Out in The Paddock collaborate, you can be certain that the feast that will ensue will be all kinds of amazing. And their Floating Feast will be no exception.

More than a feast, this will be a nostalgic dining experience as you are spoilt with a delicious five course dinner onboard the iconic Popeye.

This progressive feast brings together premium South Australian food producers including Sam Worrall-Thompson from Kitchen & Catering by Sam, Ivan Tomic from The Roaming Spit and Daniela Mazzone of Chocolat by Daniela.

The menu has been carefully designed to showcase the best of our region with appreciation and innovation. It will include Saltbush Lamb from Richard Gunner and Schu-Am Pork. The feast will be complemented by luscious wine from Torbrek Wines and refreshing craft beer from Vale Brewing. Guests will also be given the opportunity to meet the producers, as they savour each course.

Inspired by South Australian landscapes and the beauty of our regional produce, Out in The Paddock are renowned for creating breathtaking experiences in picturesque surroundings (read more about them here). Alongside food photographer and consultant, Dougal McFuzzlebutt with expertise in the South Australian hospitality and events, this creative partnership will immerse the senses and take guests on a culinary journey.

Kicking off at Adelaide Rowing Club at 5:00pm for canapés and cleansing beverages, eager feasters will then make their way to Popeye himself for entrée, main and dessert. Upon returning from a trip down memory lane, guests will then enjoy Petit Fours and a final beverage at the Rowing Club.

And what you all came for… the food. Well the menu has been expertly prepared to highlight some of South Australia’s finest produce and will include:

Canapés (Kitchen & Catering by Sam):
King Fish Ceviche With Avocado, Paw Paw, Lime
Blue Swimmer Crab With Kafir Lime, Chilli, Galangal, Roasted Cashews Betal Leaf

Alternate Entree (Kitchen & Catering by Sam):
Seared Scallop, Spanish Sausage, Pea Purée, Pork Scratching
Seared Beef, Lap Cheong, Puffed Rice, Shimeji Mushroom, Ponzu, Sesame

Mains (The Roaming Spit):
5 hour Charcoal Roasted Schu-Am Berkshire Pork
5 hour Charcoal Roasted Richard Gunner Saltbush Lamb

Sides (The Roaming Spit):
Garden Salad dressed with Olive Oil, Lemon Juice & Himalayan Salt
Charcoal BBQ Sweet Potato with Toasted Pine Nuts

Dessert (Chocolat by Daniela):
White Chocolate & Honeyed Fig Panna Cotta

Petit Fours (Chocolat by Daniela):
Stole my Heart Truffle

Mouths watering? Find out more about this unmissable experience here.

Tasting Australia “Floating Feast”

When: Saturday 7 May
Time: 5pm
Where: The Popeye, Riverbank Precinct, Elder Park, Adelaide
$200.00 per person

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