Food Drink

Celebrate New Year’s Day with Crays & Bloody Marys

Fresh lobster and Bloody Marys will start the New Year at this Port Adelaide café.

Enjoy a fresh Port Lincoln lobster roll as you ease into 2021. Pic for inspo.

There’s so much to love about Port Adelaide café and corner store The Banksia Tree, not least of which is their bold announcement that January 1 will be renamed ‘Bloody Mary Day’ this year.

Inspired by their partnerships with local liquor producer Kangaroo Island Spirits, as well as The Little Craypot in Port Lincoln, Banksia Tree co-owner Fabian Folghera can’t think of a better way to kick-off 2021 in gourmet style.

“We started working with The Little Craypot in Port Lincoln when we heard through our suppliers that they were going to be holding extra stock of their beautiful crays this Christmas. They are a small, family-owned business just like us, so we thought this was a great way to support them.”

“Kangaroo Island Spirits is another South Australian company we’ve gotten behind since we opened (May 2019), and what goes better with a fresh lobster roll than a delicious Bloody Mary?”

Priced at a very reasonable $30, which gets you one Bloody Mary and a fresh lobster roll from the Banksia Tree’s well-repped kitchen, the event will kick-off at 9am and continue until 2pm – perfect for those looking to make a day of it, or just continue the fun from the previous night!

“What we realize is that SA has some of the world’s best produce, whether it be crayfish, locally made spirits, small-batch coffee or anything you can buy from the farmer’s markets at the Port or around town, so why shouldn’t we get behind them?”

It’s a community-focused ethos that will extend to another event Fabian and partner Halie are keen to promote, a 3-course ‘Summer BBQ Dinner’ on January 15. Held in conjunction with BIG Shed Brewing, who is supplying a range of their best craft beers including one ‘pallet cleanser’, the menu for this one is a choice of vegetarian delights or a full meat fiasco. Fabian encourages all those coming to save room for dessert though, which will include fire-roasted stone fruit, Davidsons plum, wattle sponge and lemon meringue with vanilla ice cream.

The Summer BBQ event will take place over two sittings at 6pm and 8pm, so bookings will be essential.  Bloody Mary Day is a come one, come all affair, but Fabian and Halie encourage you to register your interest on their socials anyway.

We can’t wait.

The Banksia Tree is at 157 Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. For more information on ‘Bloody Mary Day’ on January 1 or how to book for the Big Shed Brewing Summer BBQ Dinner on January 15, check out The Banksia Tree Facebook Page, and to learn more about this award-winning café, check out their website

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