Dining Galleries - Bougie Brasserie

Sat 11th May 2024 at 7:00 PM


The best brasseries share an energy. It’s assurance – plus something more. Tradition is respected. Technique is flawless. And every meal is special.  

Now comes an exclusive new chance to indulge. Join James Henry, Darren Purchese and Scott Huggins for a black-tie Saturday evening in Town Square. In true Gallic tradition a cheese course will feature too: expect local and French options curated by Valerie Henbest of The Smelly Cheese Shop. Dan McEvoy, head sommelier at Adelaide favourite 2KW, will introduce beverage pairings across the evening.  

Henry is heading to the festival from his base in France. Long touted as a chef to watch, he spent time at top Australian restaurants including Cumulus Inc before heading to Europe. Paris was first; Henry impressed at Bones and Au Passage before setting his sights on a new challenge. He and business partners spent six years readying Le Doyenne – a historic farm, guesthouse and restaurant south of the capital – for its next life. Today the property is considered nothing short of magical.  

A lifelong passion for cooking guides Purchese. His work as a chef, author and television personality has included 12 years at the helm of Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, regular appearances on MasterChef Australia and five celebrated cookbooks.  

Years in top international restaurants set Huggins up for success at Adelaide’s Magill Estate and Magill Estate Kitchen. Haute cuisine training shapes his sophisticated dishes, each reflecting South Australian produce at its peak. 

This is French food at its finest – cooking set to show why the cuisine retains such influence. It’s big. It’s bold. Heck, it’s bougie. 


  • Food: entrée, two snacks, main courses and sides, dessert, cheese
  • Beverages: paired beverages with each course


Our menus utilise regional produce at the height of its season and take months of careful planning. Many of the dishes featured will not be adaptable for particular dietary requirements. This event can cater to vegetarian, vegan and coeliac dietary requirements, although the menu may not be designed or executed by the visiting chefs. For any other requirements please contact the event organiser prior to purchasing.

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From $295 to $295