Come close. The fire is ready. You’re in the heart of McLaren Vale, with exclusive access to one of its most intriguing properties. In your hand? Wine from revered local labels SC Pannell and Koomilya. Welcome to the feast.
Lennox Hastie of Sydney’s Firedoor will join Luke Burgess and Karena Armstrong of the Salopian Inn for a lunch celebrating the delicious possibilities of cooking over open flame. You’ll begin with a walking tour of the Koomilya vineyard owned by winemaker Stephen Pannell, tasting its feted reds and learning about land restoration projects – including the innovative use of biochar – in progress.
Next is a set-menu lunch at the Salopian Inn. Expect plenty of organic, seasonal produce sourced from Armstrong’s kitchen garden and nearby regional farms, plus SC Pannell and Koomilya wines paired with your meal.
Hastie – whose restaurant is fuelled only by fire – will bring his signature smoky style, honed through stints across England, France and Spain.
Burgess trained at Tetsuya’s, staged at Noma and is now based in Hobart, where he worked at the innovative Garagistes.
Flame Tree Feast is your chance to slip away for a day of true discovery.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the Country where the McLaren Vale Region is situated today, and pays its respect to Elders past and present.