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    A Karrawatta Food Odyssey

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    Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience as the esteemed chefs Mark Best and Justin James join forces for a Sunday lunch at Karrawatta. 

    Enjoy roaming snacks and sparkling on arrival while taking in the ambiance of open-flame cooking. Watch two culinary greats in action before transitioning into a sit-down affair featuring three delectable courses paired with exquisite wines. 

    After indulging in the main event, guests can unwind on the patio with music and a bonfire, accompanied by a special pouring of our renowned Tutelina. 

    Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to savour exceptional cuisine and fine wines in the picturesque setting of Karrawatta.

    General Admission: $350


    • Popsie sparkling and canapes on arrival 
    • Four course meal prepared by two of Australia’s top chefs 
    • Matching wines from the esteemed Karrawatta estate 
    • Dessert cooked over a bonfire, music and Tutelina on pour to finish 
    • Transfers from the Adelaide CBD 

    Winemakers Table: $700


    • Popsie sparkling and canapes on arrival 
    • Five course meal prepared by two of Australia’s top chefs served in an intimate, private room
    • Matching ultra-premium wines from the esteemed Karrawatta estate 
    • An intimate 12-px setting hosted by Mark Gilbert 
    • Dessert cooked over a bonfire, music and Tutelina on pour to finish 
    • Transfers from your home 

    About Mark Best 

    As one of Australia’s most celebrated culinary forces, chef Mark Best's journey commenced with a bang when he clinched the esteemed Josephine Pignolet Award for Sydney's best young chef in 1995. This early triumph spurred him to open Peninsula Bistro in Balmain, swiftly establishing his reputation for culinary excellence. Seeking to refine his craft, Mark embarked on a culinary pilgrimage to acclaimed Michelin-starred establishments in France and the UK, including L'Arpège and Le Manoir Aux Quatre Saisons, where he honed his skills to perfection.

    Returning to Australian shores, Mark unveiled his magnum opus, Marque, in 1999, igniting a culinary revolution that would dominate the scene for years to come. Marque swiftly garnered widespread acclaim, earning prestigious titles like Restaurant of the Year from esteemed publications and securing a coveted spot in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list for three consecutive years. 

    This remarkable journey solidified Mark Best's status as a visionary in the culinary world, setting the stage for his continued innovation and influence.

    About Justin James 

    With a culinary journey steeped in innovation and dedication, Chef Justin James stands as the visionary force behind the exquisite dining experiences at Restaurant Botanic. Under Justin’s leadership, Restaurant Botanic not only earned the prestigious "Restaurant of the Year" title from Gourmet Traveller but also took out Restaurant of the Year in South Australia for three consecutive years, received the coveted three hats from the SMH Good Food Guide, was named a World's 50 Best Discovery, ranked #15 in the world by La Liste,  was featured in the Hottest 20 by The Australian and received a 5 out of 5 score by The Australian, amongst many other notable accolades. 

    Since opening the restaurant in 2021, Chef James has been instrumental in crafting a dining experience that intertwines the rich offering of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens with his unique culinary vision, which has been informed by his extensive experience at globally renowned establishments like Eleven Madison Park and Noma. The restaurant's innovative approach to utilising local flora and produce in its dishes has not only captivated diners but has also been pivotal in establishing South Australia as a notable culinary destination.

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