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Stirling Hotel to host Tour Down Under Block Parties plus exclusive TDU lunches

The Stirling Hotel is hosting its first ever Block Parties to celebrate the Tour Down Under, complete with food, bevvies and the best race views!

January in South Australia brings a lot of events and summer activity, and one that’s always on the yearly calendar and that sets the state abuzz with an electrifying atmosphere and the spirit of community (ok, and a seemingly endless display of men in cyclist gear!) is none other than the iconic Tour Down Under.

To commemorate and celebrate this year’s event, the popular Adelaide Hills dining and drinking spot, The Stirling Hotel, is hosting its first-ever Block Party, happening over two fun-filled weekends—this Saturday, the 13th of January, to coincide with the women’s race, and Sunday, the 21st of January to align with the men’s race.

Pedalling into action from midday until 4 pm, in the car park next to The Stirling Oval, the Tour Down Under Block Party is a free, ticketed, family-friendly event, inviting everyone to come and enjoy the festivities and, of course, the delicious food and bevvies on offer.

With both races passing by The Stirling Hotel—the women’s race passes by just after 1 pm approximately and then finishes at The Stirling Oval at around 2:30 pm this Saturday, and the men’s race passes through just before 1 pm approximately and again around 2:15 pm on the 21st—it makes it the perfect spot to catch all the action as well as enjoy the live acoustic music and atmosphere of the Block Party.

There’ll be a wood-fired pizza oven flippin’ a variety of delicious hot pizzas, with everything from the classic margarita to a gourmet Spencer Gulf prawn pizza and the favourite pepperoni with pistachio, cheese and rocket. There’s also a pig on the spit for some mouth-wateringly good porchetta rolls featuring Southern-style slaw, picked veg and BBQ sauce, with the option of a pork salad too.

When it comes to the bevvies on offer, local SA craft brewery Pirate Life will be pouring their finest frothies, and SA distillery Never Never is serving up a selection of their refreshing gins all arvo.

There will also be selected wines available from Oliver’s Taranga, including their popular Fiano, Grenache and Vermentino, and Murdoch Hill Wines in the Adelaide Hills are pouring their drops of Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and Chardonnay, among others.

If you want to take the Tour Down Under celebrations up a notch this year, why not book one of The Stirling Hotel’s exclusive lunches happening on both event days?

For the women’s race, enjoy a three-course menu for $120 per person, featuring starters like scallop ceviche and crab doughnuts, mains like slow-roasted lamb or mulloway, both served with sides, and tiramisu as an option for dessert.

For the men’s race, The Stirling Hotel is hosting a similar three-course lunch menu, this time with a beverage package included for $200 per person, featuring a selection of beers and wines from The Stirling Hotel.

Both lunches for the women’s and men’s races can be booked both inside and outside the hotel’s bistro dining and wine bar areas; however, to ensure views of the race while you sip on fine wines and enjoy a delicious meal, it’s encouraged to book as soon as possible and secure the best spot on the deck!

The Tour Down Under, renowned for its thrilling women’s and men’s races, transforms the serene Adelaide Hills into a vibrant hub of sports lovers and spectators, and The Stirling Hotel, with its charming location, is no doubt a prime spot to soak in the energy and spirit of this annual sporting spectacle.

Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast, a foodie, a music lover, or just someone looking for a great time this summer, The Stirling Hotel is where you need to be this January for their Block Party and exclusive Tour Down Under lunches.

Book your tickets now for the Block Party via the link below or simply rock up on the day, as walk-ins are welcome too. Join The Stirling Hotel for one, or better yet, both weekends and be part of something special for this year’s Tour Down Under!

What: The Stirling Hotel’s Tour Down Under Block Party.
Where: The Stirling Hotel car park, 52 Mount Barker Road, Stirling, SA 5152.
When: Saturday the 13th of January, 12-4 pm, Sunday the 21st of January, 12-4 pm.
For tickets and further info on the Block Party, click here.
For tickets and further info on the TDU lunches, click here.

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