If you’ve ever been to Magill Estate Restaurant located at the home of Penfolds, you’ll know that it’s a pretty special experience. It’s one of only a handful of true fine dining establishments in South Australia. I’ve been lucky enough to dine here a few times, and it’s always been quality, but it was the most Read more
It’s a cold, rainy day when I pull up to The Lane Vineyard for my day in the kitchen and yet the view is still spectacular! I swear this place has one of the best outlooks in SA. Until relatively recently, I hadn’t eaten at The Lane for a good couple of years. I’d always had a great meal there but I hadn’t Read more
It’s no secret that I’m an oyster lover – in fact, I’d say they’re my favourite food of all time. I even have a plaque on the wall at Sean’s Kitchen to prove it. After Sean Connolly challenged me to eat 100 oysters in one sitting, I ended up consuming 120 in less than 25 minutes. So, I’m rather ashamed to admit that it wasn’t until a couple of months ago, that I’d given much thought to how they’re grown – when I was lucky Read more
Luigi Di Constanzo opened Luigi Delicatessen in 2014. Born in Naples, Luigi has the love of food, wine and the joy of bringing people together running through his veins. He’d long dreamed of opening his own place to serve good Italian food made with love and provide good old-fashioned service Read more
Hentley Farm is a single estate boutique winery and one of South Australia’s iconic fine dining and fine wine destinations. I’ve been fortunate enough to dine there on numerous occasions over the years, and it’s always been in my SA Top 3. So what an honour it was to be welcomed into the kitchen Read more
Coriole was founded in 1967 by Hugh and Molly Lloyd who released their first wine in 1969. The Lloyd family still owns the estate, now managed by Mark and Paul Lloyd.
Tom Tilbury started Gather at Coriole in 2018 after closing his Gather Food and Wine at Robe. It had always been the plan to move back closer to Adelaide Read more
The Bridgewater Mill is an old flour mill that was purchased and renovated in the eighties via Brian Croser, former Petaluma winemaker. In 2015 it was purchased by Warren Randall who is now leasing the Mill to catering group Taylor & Holmes, run by Greg, Kate and Tori Hobby. I’ve always liked the Mill and remember some superb meals there Read more
Topiary is located at Newman’s Nursery in Tea Tree Gully and is owned by husband and wife team Kane and Adele Pollard. Kane is Head Chef and Adele runs front of house. It’s somewhere I’ve eaten many times and one of my favourite dining spots, so I was Read more
Welcome to the first in a series of ‘A Day in the Kitchen’ where I’ll be spending time in some of my favourite restaurant kitchens checking out what happens behind the scenes leading up to the time your dish is plated up.
First up – Maxwell Wines, where I’ve eaten on numerous occasions! With a beautiful dining room, it’s McLaren Vale’s venue for a fine Read more