By Jenna Munday
Nowadays it seems as though everyone is a foodie. With the rise of the Masterchef phenomenon people are interested, more than ever, in trying new foods, eating organic as well as eating out. I, for one, love it. I count myself as a foodie- I mean, my life ambition is to either become a food critic or a wine maker. Yet, I still need to learn to walk the walk and talk the talk, so to speak.
Everything comes with practice and on a sunny weekend in October I ventured down to the Good Food and Wine Show. Initially my fellow show-goer and I were overwhelmed by the incredible number of stalls, however, after a quick chat with a friendly staff member we got the lowdown and went on our way.
We began by walking around the food section- sampling different products. We then purchased a wine glass for $3 a pop each and began our afternoon of wine tasting. The wineries represented ranged from those that are world famous to smaller, less well known labels. Oh, what a joy it was to speak to people who are truly passionate about their product. Celebrity chefs were out in force with the likes of Gary and George from Masterchef, Toby Puttock and Matt Moran all presenting shows in the “Good Food and Wine Show Celebrity Theatre.” Unfortunately, due to long lineups, my guest and I didn’t have the patience to wait to see a show. However, loud cheers echoing from the theatre indicated that audiences loved what they were seeing.
The only downside to the show was in regard to lunch. Lunch options for the day were a little disappointing when compared to the array of food available to sample. Those who were after a more substantial lunch option only had the choice between pizza, Indian or a light meal provided by the Hotel Tivoli. Nothing of which really appealed to my newly intrigued foodie self.
Yet, overall, Adelaide’s first Good Food and Wine Festival was a joy to attend. I came home inspired and ready to cook up a storm!
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