Adelaide’s Garden of Unearthly Delights presents immersive dining events this Fringe

The Garden Feasts will showcase several of Australia and NZ’s best, award-winning chefs.

Australia’s most vibrant and dynamic outdoor festival precinct, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, has added an Australian-first immersive dining experience to its already-bursting 2024 Adelaide Fringe program. Get ready for two awe-inspiring and immersive outdoor feasts that will ignite the senses with a fusion of live entertainment while being swept away on a taste bud journey by award-winning international chefs!

The Garden Feasts promise to be a world-first gastronomic experience, held under the stars amongst the sparkling vibrancy of The Garden with in the magical, festoon-lit Rundle Park (Kadlitpina) on Monday 26 February and Monday 4 March. The 500-guestfeasts have been curated by Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed, voted Restaurant of the Year in 2019, who has has enlisted renowned Australian and New Zealand chefs to design two audacious, bizarre, and exquisite menus, complete with live performances that will ensure these are no ordinary dining events.

On The Garden Feasts, Welgemoed says, “Bringing these powerhouse chefs to The Garden this year will be a feast for the senses, a wild dance of flavours and textures. The air will be thick with the scent of spices and smouldering coals. It’s like performing a ritual, a primal celebration of life, food and culture. Certainly, something South Australia hasn’t seen yet!”

The first Feast on Monday 26 February, features chef partners Morgan McGlone (Sunday, ex-Belle’s Hot Chicken) and Nathan Sasi (founding chef at Nomad, Mercado and Adelaide’s Leigh Street Wine Room) of award-winning Sydney wine bar, Bar Copains. This European-inspired venue has rapidly become a firm favourite, recently winning Best Wine Bar in the 2023 Time Out Sydney Food & Drink Awards! McGlone and Sasi are acclaimed for letting electric wines and good times shine through simple, seasonal food cooked over fire and charcoal.

The second Feast on Monday 4 March, is a collaboration between New Zealand chefs Rewi Spraggon, Tama Salive and acclaimed large-scale event producer Rob Elliott. Elliott is renowned for festivals like the Taste of Auckland, Auckland Restaurant Month, and the Winetopia series. His extensive relationships and passion for cultural storytelling guide Elliott in bringing exceptional talent together, just as with these multi-sensory Garden Feasts. Rewi Spraggonis a Māori carver, musician, chef and “Hāngi Master” focused on celebrating indigenous food traditions, he brings with him Tama Salive who has over 34 years of experience leading kitchens across New Zealand to craft Kai Māori flavours. Together, this feast pays homage to shared Māori customs and will be unlike anything South Australia has ever experienced.”

The Garden Feasts completely reimagine dining as true culinary theatre. People crave extraordinary shared experiences-and that’s exactly what our guests will savour here,” said Michelle Buxton, Co-Director of The Garden of Unearthly Delights. “The Garden Feasts are an exciting new feature of our always outstanding Garden food and beverage program.”

The inaugural Garden Feasts will take place on Monday 26 February and Monday 4 March, both at 6:30PM with a duration of 3 hours. Feast tickets are $95 + bf and are strictly limited, so get in quick!

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