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Children Friendly Venues at Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend 2017

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For a family day out in the Clare Valley
Although the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend mainly celebrates the end of vintage and its region's renowned wine, your children have not been forgotten. There are a number of children-friendly venues at this year's annual food and wine event.

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You can wander through the century-old cellars, museum and gallery at Annie's Lane @ Quelltaler. It is surrounded by beautiful grounds. It offers contemporary creations such as lamb cutlets with pumpkin feta salad and mint dressing in its Salter's Restaurant. A combination of food, music and art is sure to delight the family.

Claymore Wines with Indii of Clare can transport you to the streets of India for an Indian culinary adventure with dishes such as butter chicken, tandoori, samosas and naan. Will the exotic spices and flavours tempt your family's taste buds?

If Indian dishes aren't your thing, then you can head to Eldredge Vineyards for gourmet mini hot dogs created by local sausage king Mathies Meats. Also available are salt & pepper squid cones, grilled halloumi and desserts. And the live music can get you dancing along too.

More captivating tunes, from jazz to pop, can be found at Jaeschke's Hill River Clare Estate. Some of the food on offer are home-grown chicken and spring onion pie, braised pork ramen, panko sesame crumbed garfish, home-baked desserts, vegetarian meals and kids meals.

Jim Barry Wines is making wood oven pizzas for breakfast and lunch. Its beautiful Tuscan surroundings are inspiring.

Breakfast pizzas are also being prepared by Auburn Smoke House at Velvet & Willow Wines.

You can enjoy a leisurely day with the family at Kilikanoon Wines with acoustic tunes from Troy Loakes and authentic Spanish treats by Comida Catering Co. You can sit back and indulge in tapas and paella.

You can head to Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery for some South East Asian street food, music and a fun day. Both the young and the old in the family can enter a table tennis tournament.

At Mitchell Wines, you can grab a picnic rug and relax under the trees. Its provedore picnic includes a selection of smoked meats, house-made pastries, produce and freshly baked breads. Or you can kick start your day with breakfast dishes such as bratwurst, pancetta and baked bean jaffle, fresh halloumi, and smoked almond and minted pea yoghurt.

You can feast on southern-style smoked ribs and classic Italian-style pizzas either on the deck or on the lawn at Mocandunda Wines while listening to local legends Paul and Andy play their tunes.

O'Leary Walker Wines is offering both breakfast and lunch. You can enjoy eggs benedict, zucchini and feta fritters, and gourmet sliders with the family.

Feel like ice cream? You can head to Paulett Wines for some street food inspired tapas, cheese platters and house-made gourmet ice creams.

And what about oysters? Freshly shucked Pacific Estate Stansbury oysters can be found at Pikes Wines.

Oysters are also being offered at Reillys Wines, as well as petite eye fillet steak and handmade Gyoza pork dumplings. For dessert, there are chocolate pannacotta, blanched almond tart and cheese plates to tempt you and your family.

Sevenhill Cellars can transform your senses again with Indian flavours from Beyond India. You can have spicy free range eggs served on freshly baked naan bread for breakfast.

Vietnamese instead of Indian? Sure. You can experience the taste of Vietnam with bahn mi Vietnamese rolls at Taylors Wines.

A face painter and balloon artist will be at Stone Bridge Wines all day. You can enjoy their famous gourmet wood oven pizza while the children are being entertained. Gluten free, vegetarian and kids options are available.
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Why? For a family day out
When: 19 - 22 May 2017
Phone: 08 8842 1177
Where: Various
Cost: Various
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