Paddock to Plate at Pitchfork

Image source: Photographer Ian Waldie

The sold-out ‘Celebrate Autumn’ wine lunch at Pitchfork was a highly-anticipated event to kick off 2023 in delicious fashion, as Carlie Wacker discovered. 

It was a perfect autumn’s day to enjoy a sumptuous banquet of fine food paired with a selection of unique wines.

Matt, Debs and Ruby Spencer along with Head Chef Hughen Marino and the tightknit Pitchfork team delivered a decadent menu and friendly service that reinforced why Pitchfork Restaurant is so loved by locals and visitors. 

Brandt Rainbow of family-owned Domaine Wine Shippers, hand-selected the very best French and Australian wines to match the feast with the story behind every drop expertly explained – and adored! 

The Celebrate Autumn lunch was indeed a celebration of paddock-to-plate; grape-to-glass and family, all in a stunning setting. Cheers!



Andre Delorme Blanc de Blanc NV 


Nori Tostada, ocean trout, siracha mayo, wakame, daikon – DF 

Goats Curd, artichoke, fig, oregano – VG, GF, DFO 

Butter chicken skewers, charred spring onion, cashews, coriander – GF 

Hahndorf Hill Pinot Grigio 2022 

Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White 2021


Beef Fillet, cauliflower, preserved lemon, chermoula, hummus, jus – GF, DF, 

Fish of the day, roast carrots, green herb tahini, crispy shallots, dukkha – GF, 

Bucatini, pancetta, pea, rocket, pecorino – DFO, VGO 

Seville Estate Pinot Noir 2021 

Maxwell Fresca Grenache 2021 


White chocolate, pastry cream, poached pear, hazelnut praline, brown sugar tuille – GFO 

Chocolate brownie, caramel peanut ice cream, rum drowned raisins – GF 

Cassis roulade, blackberry sorbet, floss – GF

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Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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