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Oleaceae – A Taste of the Mediterranean in Mount Barker

Oleaceae Restaurant & Cafe (pronounced Oh-lee-see-ya) has quickly become a firm favourite with locals in the leafy Adelaide Hills town of Mount Barker. Owner Amy Daher tells me the recently opened Oleaceae is quite unique because it not only offers all day casual dining, but a full restaurant experience for lunch and dinner. Functions and […]
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Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb – A New Spring Festival

The Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb is a new and exciting regional spring festival, bringing people and community together.  It is not lost on anyone that the Mintaro Progress Association’s new spring festival launched its inaugural, successful event during the year of a pandemic – a time of uncertainty when fostering a strong community […]
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Clare Valley’s Watervale Hotel Hits New Culinary Tourism Heights for the region

The Clare Valley in South Australia has long been renowned for its superb wine. If the owners of the newly redeveloped Watervale Hotel and organisers of the inaugural Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb have their way, this picturesque and fertile area will soon be just as well-known for its exceptional produce and food.  Two weeks […]
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Kersbrook Hill Wines Degustation Dinner at Sammys on the Marina

Kersbrook Hill Wines degustation dinner at Sammys on the Marina lifted our spirits last week. A boutique, family owned winery located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Kersbrook Hill Wines partnered with the iconic Sammys on the Marina to provide guests with a superb food and wine experience. This was an occasion to not only showcase some […]

Coffeed Cafe – The Heart of Aberfoyle Village

If you’re looking for some seriously good ‘coffee’ and a great ‘feed’ then head to Coffeed Cafe, the heart of Aberfoyle Village Shopping Centre.  This suburban gem of a cafe opened a little over a year ago and has filled a much needed gap in the local area. Coffeed Cafe is all about consistently great […]
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The Spirit House Restaurant – Culinary Heaven on the Sunshine Coast

We love to visit Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast to unwind and relax. One place I always get excited about is the Spirit House Restaurant. We discovered this unique, tropical oasis a few years’ ago when we enjoyed an amazing lunch experience there on our wedding anniversary. Entering the Spirit House is like discovering a magical, secret […]

Chef Outta Water Sails into Sammys on the Marina for a Seafood Extravaganza

Chef Outta Water Sails into Sammys on the Marina for a Seafood Extravaganza All Aboard! Sammys on the Marina hosts a seafood extravaganza with Oregon’s Chef Outta Water Chris Holen and wines from The Lane Vineyard. ‘Close your eyes and remember the best meal you’ve ever had.’ The dining room at Sammys on the Marina […]
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Sammys on the Marina Degustation with Hentley Farm Wines – The Beauty and The Beast

What better way to spend a cold winter’s evening than enjoying great food and wine? Sammy’s on the Marina recently teamed up with Hentley Farm Barossa Valley Wines to provide guests with a very special degustation experience. Founder Keith Hentschke shared some of his finest wines and the ethos behind them.  Sammy’s on the Marina’s upstairs […]
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