After leaving the city of Adelaide, we drove Nth West to the small village of Nuriootpa. The park we stayed at was small and very clean and within walking distance of the town, and was a good base to explore the area further. However, the main attraction for us staying in Nuri – as the locals call it – was to visit Maggie Beer’s kitchen.
After watching every episode of 'The Cook and The Chef' we had to go out to see where the show was made. Did I mention the other reason was to the opportunity to sample good food? Picnic fare is the order of the day at Maggies place, so we ordered our basket and coffee and sat in the sunshine, we cheated, the sun was coming through the window, and ate delicious pate, bread, olives and dip. Afterwards we went to a demonstration – by Maggie’s daughter – on cooking with Verjuice. Before and after the demonstration, folk are encouraged to wander around the kitchen, open cupboards etc and maybe even play at being Maggie, or being able to cook like her and Simon! Yeah, yeah, I know, in our dreams :)Anyway, here are a few pictures of Bucko and myself in Maggie's kitchen.