The sixth Kangaroo Island Food Safari in the series has confirmed the return of Maggie Beer to Southern Ocean Lodge for 2018.
The 2018 KI Food Safari is part of a menu of special celebrations in the tenth year of operations for the celebrated luxury lodge and will run over seven nights from 28 July to 4 August 2018.
Southern Ocean Lodge Executive Chef, Asher Blackford, will lead the safari alongside Maggie Beer. Former Lodge Chef Tim Bourke, who conceived the Baillie Lodges local-produce philosophy, will also make a guest appearance. Tim recently joined Maggie Beer as Head Chef at her latest venture, The Farm Eatery and Experience Centre at her home in the Barossa.
“We’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked with some fabulous food visionaries in the past and present, including Maggie Beer, Tim Bourke and Asher Blackford, who have established great relationships with many of Kangaroo Island’s producers. These local suppliers’ of fine food, wines, spirits and beers have shaped the dynamic menu at Southern Ocean Lodge,” said Baillie Lodges owner James Baillie.
“The 2018 KI Food Safari is a chance to celebrate these rewarding partnerships and to welcome a growing number of farmers, vintners, distillers and brewers setting up exciting and diverse businesses on the island.”
A highlight of this year’s KI Food Safari itinerary is a special dinner created by The Lane Vineyard’s Executive Chef James Brinklow, presented with matched wines from the acclaimed Adelaide Hills winery. Island expeditions include a visit to the Island Pure sheep dairy, a long lunch at Lifetime Private Retreats on the north coast, and an experience of the ground-breaking Aquaculture Skills Centre at Parndana School where senior students produce sustainable barramundi and culinary herbs for supply to the lodge.
The KI Food Safari is priced from $8,400 per person twin share* including seven nights at Southern Ocean Lodge, return flights between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island, a daily itinerary of excursions, produce tastings and demonstrations, all dining and premium beverages.
*Subject to availability, conditions apply.