I recently attended the launch of Feast Festival and it was an exciting taste of what’s to come.
Feast Festival is a celebration of Adelaide’s LGBTIQ community and culture, with events, performances and guest appearances spanning from the 14th to the 29th of November.
I love that the theme of the festival this year is “Come As You Are”, which creates a space for anyone and everyone to feel accepted and comfortable with who they are. If it was up to me I would make “Come As You Are” the theme of life in general.
Check out the Feast Festival website
to see what’s to come….one thing I know most people are excited about it that Concita Wurst is the ambassador and she will be here in Adelaide for the festival!
My family and I enjoy going out for a pub meal once in while, but I have to say it’s not a very stylish affair. For me, going out for a pub meal means getting into my comfy clothes and preparing myself for a giant schnitzel and many visits to the salad bar. When I received an invite to The Mile End for the launch of their new look, I was expecting the typical pub experience, nothing too fancy.
To my surprise as I entered The Mile End, I had a feeling I was in for something a little different, and boy was I impressed!
The Mile End has been around for 175 years…that’s a lot of years right! They recently had a make-over to bring out the natural beauty of the space. They have done an amazing job in making the space inviting and cozy…It has the feel of a mountain lodge….not that I’ve ever been to a mountain lodge but I can imagine! Anyway you will see what I mean through the photos below!
So the food is what impressed me the most, yummy food that looks fancy…..I couldn’t ask for anything more. You will see below some of the dishes we were treated to, including roast beetroot, pear and haloumi sliders, warm chicken, pancette and pear salad, crab linguini and chocolate urge. I actually can’t pick a favourite, they were all delicious in their own way. I would recommend trying them all out….why not!?
The Mile End
“With over 15 years of bar experience working in Tokyo, London, New York and having been named one of the Worlds Greatest Bartenders, Grant will exclusively create a new summer menu for The Collins Bar that is most definitely out of the ordinary.”
I was recently invited to a very special cocktail mixing masterclass with the owner of Collins Bar; Grant Collins, who is known as the Heston Blumenthal of cocktail mixing.
Collins Bar is located within the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide, and is a high end, yet relaxed bar which has an amazing menu of cocktails.
This masterclass was held in celebration of the launch of their new summer cocktail menu, available from the 19th of January 2015. The new menu is truly spectacular, from bubble baths to doughnut inspired cocktails, it’s a feast for the senses.
Grant Collins is an expert in what he does and works different flavours together to create an experience rather than just another plain old drink.
You’ll see below the variety of cocktails available, not only are they instagram ready but they actually taste delicious also!
The Taxpayer, Adelaide’s hot little hang-out burger and booze bar recently launched their new spring menu and I was invited for a sneak peak taste of the new offerings. On arrival, I knew we were in for a treat as the tables were decked out with Corn tortilla chips served with guacamole, sour cream and salsa, and jugs of sangria and punch, family style. As we sat down the sliders started filling the room. As I don’t eat beef (although the beef burgers looked amazing with strips of bacon hanging out!) I was looking forward to trying the vegetarian option, which did not disappoint. It was filled with a slice of grilled halloumi, sautéed mushrooms, caramalised onion and pineapple relish, alfalfa sprouts and herb mayo, it was so delicious (I’m definitely going back for more!). After the sliders, we were treated to their special fries with parmesan and truffle oil, another thing I’m going back for, these fries tasted like heaven! Finally to finish of the meal, we were spoilt with a bourbon spiked milkshake, ohmygod!
This place did not disappoint, as it was my first time trying the Taxpayer, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but now I know that I will be returning. By the way, not only was the food and drinks delicious, but the space is so comfortable and inviting, the perfect place to just hang-out after work or with friends on the weekend.
The Taxpayer Burger and Booze Bar