Succulent Experiences at Southern Ocean Lodge
Masterclass with a Master Chef
Dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is both a dynamic delight for the senses and a true gastronomic journey of the region. Celebrated as Australia’s culinary capital, the rich soils and pure rains of South Australia inspire artisan growers to produce a bounty of premium, fresh and often organic food and wines. Join Executive Chef Tim Bourke for an interactive, hands-on masterclass showcasing the diversity of artisan produce that underpins the lodge culinary philosophy and ‘produce to plate’ approach. Gain insight into the close relationships forged between chef and the island suppliers, get ‘hands on’ with some deep prep for dinner and of course, taste the diverse range of local produce.
A Country Affair
Enjoy a long and lazy lunch set in the rustic charm of an old shearing shed made from corrugated iron and sugar gum trees. Your chef and host will be current owner Rachel Hannaford of Lifetime Private Retreats on the picturesque north coast. Transformed by three generations of the Hannaford family the ambience is relaxed, with flickering candlelight and the families’ antique furniture providing the perfect backdrop for an enchanting luncheon highlighting the produce of the island.
Southern Ocean Lodge showcases the finest South Australian fare, including a fine beverage selection. Embracing the vast and diversified beverage and wine production of South Australia, the convivial open bar and lodge cellar provides guests with a unique selection of fine wines, boutique beers and premium spirits. The well-stocked walk-in cellar is open to explore at whim. For an exclusive and hedonistic experience of the viticultural variety, visit The Islander Estate and meet winemaker and charming Frenchman, Jacques Lurton for a private wine tasting session amongst the vines and barrels of the cellar door.
Explore Kangaroo Island’s artisanal food and wine trail, savour local produce and experience the journey of produce to plate. Save up the appetite and embark on a full day tour with private guide with an itinerary tailored to suit your gastronomic desires, from seafood, artisan cheeses and marron to native spices, yoghurt and excellent wine. Catch up with the delightful island character Peter Davis, owner of Island Beehive, for a personally guided tour of the Ligurian bee hives and a behind-the scenes experience of production, with plenty of time for tastings! Kangaroo Island is well, your oyster!
Kangas and Kanapés
As the sun dips below the horizon, congregate for evening canapés with Kangaroo Islands’ namesake at ‘Kangas and Kanapés’, a signature wildlife experience held in the grounds of an historic island property. Sunset drinks and canapés are accompanied by the fascinating yet heartbreaking narrative of the original landowners, their struggles, sorrows and persevering spirit.