19 Jan 2023

What do you think of when you hear the word rawbaked or alive? Each is a word with a myriad of meanings.

This year’s Town Square Kitchen dinners and brunches invite a diverse line-up of world-class chefs to interpret the word. The result? Deliciously different and sometimes unexpected collaborations.

Discover menus capturing the best of South Australia highlighting the ingredients that set our great state apart. Every visit to Town Square Kitchen is special. Culinary adventures are calling your name – discover the flavours of Town Square Kitchen.


Town Square Kitchen Dinners


The best dining experiences transport. They capture time and place, often through seasonal produce harvested at its peak. Autumn in South Australia is a season of luscious abundance - and it's all on the table for a trio of chefs inspired by the bounty. At the pass: Tasting Australia Co-Festival Director Darren Robertson and chefs Simone Watts and Kane Pollard. Discover Planted.


Go further. Chefs and diners are embracing this ethos more than ever. It's about seeing ingredients afresh, reconsidering how - and why - to do things differently. Wasted unites three trailblazers who consider the impacts of their work at every turn. Norway’s Heidi Bjerkan, Torres Straight Islander chef Nornie Bero and The Little Rickshaw’s Trinh Richards. Discover Wasted.


Gather around. This Town Square Kitchen meal honours family: our anchors through the storm. Feast on shared dishes from stars whose stories translate to the table. Guiding the menu will be Adelaide’s Ayubi family (Parwana Afghan Kitchen), Masterchef Australia favourite Rose Adam and chef David Swain (Fino Vino, Fino Seppeltsfield). Discover Shared.


Discover the frontier of modern dining. Fresh ideas. Raw energy. Wines crafted with minimal intervention and a true sense of place. Uniting three stars making Australian cuisine their own: Vue de monde executive chef Hugh Allen, Clare Falzon of the Barossa's Hentley Farm and Adelaide talent Sav Sexton. Take a delicious walk on the wild side. Discover Raw. 


An open flame conjures magic. It's there in the glowing coals, the curl of smoke. Autumn evenings invite us to draw closer - and we know just the place. Expect fire-fuelled mastery as chefs loved for their creative touch get to work. Together Karen Martini, James Lowe and Tim Hardy will craft a menu inspired by the most primal of cooking methods. Discover Smoked.


There's a common thread woven through the best restaurants. It's theatre - the energy sparked when chefs take inspiration from producers and their stories. It's the flourish of great service, and of dishes imbued with a little magic. Expect whole animals, a visual feast and dishes as diverse as their creators. At the pass: Analiese Gregory, Jake Kellie and Christine Manfield. Discover Beast.


Town Square Kitchen Brunches


Miracles sometimes happen in silence. Take fermentation - a microscopic fiesta harnessed for benefits including next-level flavour. Curious about the power of living ingredients? for a culinary adventure as unique as its menu.At the pass: Norwegian chef Nornie Bero, Tasting Australia food curator Emma McKaskill and MasterChef favourite Mandy Hall. Discover Alive.


Baked. Warmth radiates from the word, a hint of the comfort this cooking method delivers. A special dish in the oven, a glass of wine poured, and all is right with the world. Step inside and let Scott Huggins, Shane Wilson and Simone Watts take charge. Flaked pastry, puffed and golden-brown, is just the start. Discover Baked.


Dining dreams are made of this. Sunday yum cha. Seven chefs, plus one very special host. Trolleys are laden - now the fun begins!  At the pass: South Australian stars Cheong Liew OAM, Karena Armstrong, Mug Chen, Chia Wu, Paul Baker and Terry Intarakhamhaeng, plus interstate guest Luke Burgess. Discover Steamed.


Hedonist at heart? Welcome. Tasting Australia calls for indulgence, uniting guests who seek culinary adventure in all its ephemeral glory. Trailblazing chefs. Opulent ingredients at their harvest peak. Luxury just became even more delicious.  Among the stars shaping this experience: Lauren Eldridge, Big Sam Young and Nicola Palmer. Discover Indulgence.


Welcome. Your place is ready; now settle in for the experience. Explore Town Square Kitchen.