Feast on Foot and McFuzzleButt’s Progressive Feast, a walking degustation, treated guests to five delicious food courses at five of Adelaide’s premier gastronomic destinations, raising money for OzHarvest SA on 17 October, 2015.
The evening started at Thrift Shop Bar with a palate-awakening Ginger and Rhubarb Bellini and tasty Woodside Goats Cheese Crostini with beetroot jam, walnuts and dill.
A short stroll down Waymouth Street took us to Bistro Dom for entrée. Option one was a dish of Smoked Kingfish with kohlrabi, oyster cream, wild garlic and pork crackle, and was one of the standout dishes of the night with clever flavour and texture balance. Option two was a satiny smooth Chicken Liver Parfait accompanied by pickled
onion, puffed wild rice and orange marmalade. Wines from Torbreck, and craft beer from Barossa Valley Brewing flowed freely, and established a lively, convivial atmosphere among guests, most of whom were strangers to each other mere hours before.
Cos 18 Leigh provided the main course and guests chose between Dry Age Heritage Scotch Fillet with parsley sauce and potatoes dauphine, and Free-range Berkshire Roast Pork Neck wrapped with fennel in a duck egg omelette. Both the beef and the pork were cooked beautifully, but to be completely honest, my heart was most won over by the creamy dauphine, the perfect proof that you can’t go wrong with deep fried carbs.
A two-stage dessert took us firstly to 2KW Bar & Restaurant for a premium Cheese Board and cocktails and then to the delightfully decorated Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange for one final cocktail and a rich chocolate petit four supplied by Chocolat by Daniela.
The Progressive Feast was a wonderful way to celebrate quality SA produce, excellent beer and wine, and Adelaide’s innovative restaurants and bars, all the while raising money and awareness for OzHarvest SA, an organisation that collects surplus food from commercial outlets and delivers it to charities.
By Jessica Zotti
Photos by Libby Parker, Jessica Zotti and Feast on Foot