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Celebrating South Australia Dinner at Jamie's Italian Restaurant Adelaide

Celebrating South Australia! That's something we love to do! Love it all we say - Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and other cities! Adelaide has a unique classic charm with its stunning architecture, well planned streets and gardens - and also of note is its spectacular producers and fine dining restaurants! Jamie's Italian is a top notch restaurant in the heart of Adelaide, made famous by Jamie Oliver of course.

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Not only is the restaurant space attractive and the food a standout, but it's exciting that Jamie's Italian has strong relationships with extraordinary South Australian producers. The event celebrated all of this and was a triumph for the Adelaide foodie scene. We were guests at the dinner; a lavish event that highly impressed.

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Celebrating South Australia and Jamie's Italian (pictured centre right with the checked shirt).

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Guests enjoyed an amazing three-course sharing feast featuring the best in-season produce and matching SA wines from Chaffey Bros, Zonte's Footstep & Mr Riggs.
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The evening was hosted by two of Jamie's long-standing friends – sommelier, Matt Skinner and chef, Tobie Puttock. Both are long credentialed in their fields and are enthusiasts of all things South Australian.
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Jamie and Tobie first met in 1999 at the River Café in London, before Tobie and Matt helped Jamie to open his first restaurant, Fifteen, in 2002.

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Spritz on arrival and tasting glasses from Chaffey Bros, Zonte's Footstep and Mr Riggs were most welcome!

Starters were first class with a large selection of delectable dishes that showed off the stunning produce of South Australia.

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Classic Meat Plank with mixed salumi with 'nduja crostini, bocconcini, pecorino & chilli jam with pickles olives & slaw was a highlight. Where to start!

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Matt Skinner sat across from us at our table and is plugged in to global wine trends. He has great relationships with South Australian winemakers and companies and the wines we enjoyed at this dinner were world class.

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Tobie Puttock is a chef with flair and we were pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of dishes - we were told it was a 3 course dinner but each course involved several dishes!

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Conviviality central with members of the public as well as media enjoying the night.

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Burrata was first class and the fresh seasonal tomatoes were a delight. A selection of seasonal crostini was followed by Burrata with a selection of slow roasted SA heritage tomatoes, basil oil & carta di musica.JamieDH 17

The colours of those tomatoes!

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Kitchen action.

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Beef carpaccio with asparagus & and local pecorino was another rustic hit.

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 Tobie bringing his skill in spades - this was a large gathering and event.

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 Satiated diners imbibed every course. Jamie's Italian has a charm during both night and day. A light and airy restaurant during the day becomes a romantic haven at night.

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 Service at Jamie's Italian was exceptional with engaging and attentive wait staff.

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These wines were carefully selected to pair with the food.

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Home made Orechiette with wild garlic pesto was a rustic dish that hit the high notes.

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Roasted Mulloway with vigonle - a classic Roman vegetable stew, was a dish that many considered their favourite of the night. Local produce at its best.

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Barossa Valley Black Angus aged rump, salt baked baby beets, wild garlic & spinach was a personal favourite. The meat was high quality but also it was cooked to perfection. Every bite was to savour, complemented wonderfully by the baby beets and wild garlic and spinach.

Dessert was stunning featuring Polenta cake with Kangaroo Island honey.

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A Selection of local South Australian cheese was the perfect note on which to finish this epic meal.