During an interview last week I was asked why I have self proclaimed myself as an 'Adelaide Enthusiast" and my response? "How could I not be?"
South Australia is home to an array of quality; from fashion to produce, to chefs and sommeliers we are not to be overlooked. Jamie Oliver of Jamie's Italian is no stranger to this, and to celebrate Jamie's Italian has put together a three course sharing feast featuring the best in-season produce and matching SA wines from Chaffey Bros, Zonte's Footstep & Mr Riggs.
The evening will be hosted by two of Jamie's long-standing friends – sommelier, Matt Skinner and chef, Tobie Puttock. Jamie and Tobie first met in 1999 at the River Café in London, before Tobie and Matt helped Jamie to open his first restaurant, Fifteen, in 2002. To say I am excited for this event is an understatement.
If you would like to join this incredible celebration of South Australian produce you can purchase tickets through this link
$98 per person
6.30pm, Thursday 26 October
Jamie's Italian Adelaide
To leave your mouth watering in anticipation, here is the menu for the evening.
Spritz on arrival and tasting glasses from Chaffey Bros, Zonte's Footstep and Mr Riggs
A selection of seasonal crostini
Buratta with a selection of slow roasted SA heritage tomatoes, basil oil & carta di musica
Beef carpaccio with asparagus & and local pecorino
Classic Meat Plank with mixed salumi with 'nduja crostini, bocconcini, pecorino & chilli jam with pickles olives & slaw
Home made Orechiette with wild garlic pesto
Barossa Valley Black Angus aged rump, salt baked baby beets, wild garlic & spinach
Roasted Mulloway with vigonle - a classic Roman vegetable stew
Polenta cake with Kangaroo Island honey
Selection of local South Australian cheese
Photography Ben Dearnley