Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: Harvest Kitchen at Artisans of Barossa.
The food offerings have changed at the Artisans of Barossa cellar door since Tracy Collins (a MasterChef finalist) and Peter Little (a former food and beverage manager of Appellation) recently took over the venue's dining space. Branding their enterprise as Harvest Kitchen, the pair provides daily lunches between 11am and 6pm, giving lots of time flexibility for visitors navigating the Barossa's many wineries. Gutsy empanadas filled with fig and short rib beef braised in stout are notable among 16 dishes on the share-friendly menu, as are the croquettes stuffed with pecorino and smoked hock. A $49 Feed Me Like a Barossan Menu provides a good reason to linger at table in the company of excellent wines from the Artisans' coterie of smart small wineries, including John Duval, Spinifex, Teusner and Massena, made by Collins's winemaker husband, Jaysen Collins.
Harvest Kitchen at Artisans of Barossa, cnr Magnolia & Light Pass Rds, Tanunda, SA, (08) 8563 3935.
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