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The New Barossa – Lunch At Flaxman Wines

After discovering Flaxman Wines a few years ago via the Good Food & Wine Show in Brisbane, we visited them last Vintage Festival for a fantastic private tasting. Many wines were tasted and quite a few dollars charged to credit cards as we enjoyed a relaxed afternoon set on the gentle slopes on the vineyard… Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel

Many of my South Australian adventures focus on the Barossa Valley, as we visit the Vintage Festival every two years at Easter. The 2013 Festival was no different however we decided that it was time to start visiting some of the other districts and this year, that included the Clare Valley.  Famous for it’s cool… Read more

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You’re hardly starved for choice in the Barossa Valley.  Local providores, markets, cafe and restaurants abound.  Throw in the huge array of cellar doors in close proximity and it would take you months, if not years to eat your way through it all.  So, as you can imagine, planning a visit to the biennial Barossa… Read more

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Bound for South Australia – Fork on the Road

Food Trucks.  They’re like, you know, so March 2012.  In Sep 2012, Time Out declared the movement had seemed to ‘stop in it’s tracks’ and yet….  Fast forward to April 2013 and the inaugural Adelaide Food & Wine Festival had partnered up with Adelaide food collective Fork on the Road.  Fork on the Road brings together… Read more

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It’s been a big few weeks, what with the Vintage Festival in the Barossa Valley followed hot on its heels by the inaugural Adelaide Food and Wine Festival.  Over the coming weeks, I’ll be catching you up on my (hardly) bite sized adventures and it seems appropriate that I start with my last adventure, first…… Read more

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Haigh’s Chocolates – Adelaide

South Australia has a lot going for it food wise.  There are some great wine regions, lots of local providores, artisans and seasonal produce and national treasure Maggie Beer.  Most importantly, Haigh’s Chocolates has it’s historic and quaintly named ‘Beehive Corner’ store only one block from where I work, when I’m in Adelaide.Many of you… Read more

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Barossan Style Fig Galette

Since arriving back in Australia, one thing I have been attempting to do is try new recipes on guests, rather than the falling back on old faves and standbys. Progress has been slow to date but got a big boost with the pantry stock up a few weeks ago. Just before I headed off to… Read more

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