Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide : Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide
adelaidehills.org.au 27 guaranteed to please a hungry traveller. Some eateries even present menus that exclusively incorporate Adelaide Hills seasonal produce, bringing traditional favourites to life with fresh, local ingredients. The Adelaide Hills are frequented by Adelaide day-trippers stopping by for a lazy lunch or cake and coffee outing, and with a number of lunch and coffee hot spots, deservingly so. Homemade soups, salads and mouth watering gourmet pizzas are all on the menu, as are some decadent sweet treats. bakeries The Adelaide Hills are famed for their country bakeries! Fans come from far and wide to purchase their fresh baked goods from one of the Hill’s many outlets. Drop in to one for French-style breads, cakes, pastries and exquisite petit fours. Cooking schools If you’re looking for a hands-on food experience, there are several Adelaide Hills destinations that will please budding ‘Master Chefs’ and those wishing to learn the art of cookery in true Adelaide Hills style. Udder Delights at Hahndorf hosts regular ‘Easy Cheesy’ artisan cheese making classes with celebrated cheese maker Sheree Sullivan and Sticky Rice Cooking School is making a name for itself with Asian cuisine cooking classes. Pubs Pubs sprang up in the Hills soon after European settlement, with both the Crafers Inn and the German Arms Hotel dating back to 1839. Today, a wide range of pubs, found in historic or character-filled buildings, are dotted all over the Hills, sporting historic names, such as the Three Brothers Arms, the Stanley Bridge Tavern or the Aldgate Pump Hotel. These pubs offer an atmosphere that is warm, inviting and appealing – they’re the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer. Some pubs opt for a contemporary feel, whereas others evoke their past or special location in their ambience, such as the Hahndorf Inn, The Bridgewater Inn and Birdwood’s Blumberg Hotel, located opposite the National Motor Museum. Every town or village in the Adelaide Hills hasapubortwoandyouaresuretofindan Adelaide Hills character that will share a few yarns with a thirsty traveller. In winter, the pubs truly come into their own, with most featuring crackling open fires and a cosy conviviality. Whereas during the sunny months they offer beer gardens, courtyards or outside terraces where you can unwind in the summer breeze and dappled light. Pub dining ranges from hearty country fare accompanied by a refreshing ale to modern Australian cuisine served with the finest Adelaide Hills wines. Whether it’s an ice-cold beer you’re seeking on a hot summer’s day or a warm fireside meal on a chilly winter’s night, the pubs of the Adelaide Hills will always extend a friendly welcome. Top to bottom: buying Adelaide Hills’ fresh produce; dining at Rubys Café The Adelaide Hills are well known for their apples, cherries, strawberries, lettuce, leeks and German-style bakeries and smallgoods.
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