Adelaide get ready because one of the best Tasting Australia events is coming to the Stamford Grand this April!
A Taste of South Australia is set to hit the Promenade Restaurant on 18 April, and it looks to die for.
Focusing on a celebration of food and wine, prepare yourself for an evening with Keith Hentschke (founder at Hentley Farm), Andrew Quin (winemaker at Hentley Farm) and Darren Greenwood (Executive Chef of the Stamford Grand) where the wine will be flowing and five courses of delectable local produce will be served.
Hentschke is set to inform the regular vino lover about the winemaking process and how varieties and vintages are paired with foods. He’s already preparing himself for questions so that we can all learn a bit more about the art of wine pairing and the local industry.
And let’s not forget about the five-course menu that looks set to stun our tastebuds and send us into mild food comas with some of the finest produce South Australia has to offer!
We’ve been told to expect a first course of cream of sweetcorn soup with Spencer Gulf blue swimmer crab (oh yum!). To top that off we’re hearing that the pairing is going to be the 2017 Hentley Farm Blanc de Noir Sparkling, and we are so about that drop!
The second course is set to show off what our seafood is all about with a Port Lincoln sardine salad paired to the 2016 Hentley Farm ‘Poppy’ White Field Blend and the 2017 Hentley Farm Eden Valley Riesling.
But, of course, you can’t highlight some of SA’s best produce without heading away from the sea to the turf. Which is where the third course comes in, with a beef carpaccio and a solid Hentley Farm red, which brings us to the ‘Stray Mongrel” GSZ. Stepping up from the GSMs that we’re used to, the Stray Mongrel takes the traditional blend of Grenache and Shiraz and turns it on its head, adding the less common varietal – Zinfandel – heading in a complex flavour palate.
Sticking with the turf for the second half of the menu, your taste buds will chase that carpaccio with some local (and juicy) lamb loin chops and two more reds! (That’s a lot of wine… but, yes, please!)
Wrap it all up with some Mt Torrens “Pompeii”; a washed rind cheese with a layer of ash served with toasted fig and walnut bread and some house-made chocolate truffles.
The entire evening sounds right up our alley, and probably everyone else’s too! For all the ticketing deets head over here!