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Update December 20th 2013
Due to overwhelming popularity Reverse BYO will extend from December 22-24, no booking required. Cellar door tastings also available.
Restaurants in Adelaide that permit BYO alcohol are highly popular, allowing diners to bring their favourite tipple rather than be confined to the restaurant's wine list.
But the Reverse BYO pop-up restaurant in Adelaide's busy Central Market has turned this concept on its head - patrons are asked to bring their own food, then enjoy their meal with a select range of beverages chosen by Vinteloper Winery's David Bowley.
Currently on offer is a limited range of hand crafted specialty beers, and of course Vinteloper's own artisan wines made from grapes sourced from a variety of South Australia's premium wine regions.
With a gob smacking range of fresh food and gourmet goods available from the Central Market's many vendors, this concept is brilliant for those opinionated foodies who know exactly what they want. For the rest of us, there's the opportunity to stimulate your appetite by browsing the market stalls that appeal to you, then take a short walk to the Vinteloper restaurant with your purchases to eat and drink in style. There's no chance for the food to go stale, and you don't even need to worry about fighting peak hour traffic - just settle in and relax.
If your weary work day has left you feeling drained and lacking in inspiration, then Vinteloper and market traders have come to your rescue. There is even a daily suggested menu with ideas for foods you may wish to eat, and where to get them. Con's Fine Food right next door has even produced an antipasto board for the occasion ($30), if browsing through busy crowds will buffet and bruise you.
Reverse BYO at Adelaide Central Market will only run on Fridays and Saturdays during December, so don't take too long deciding when you will try it. The concept has been tried in Melbourne and was a hit, and with the Christmas period happening who wants to spend it in their own kitchen?
Bookings aren't mandatory, but are highly recommended - do it online from the Reverse BYO web page. Bookings cost $9 per person for an hour sitting (includes first glass of wine), and you get to enjoy dining in Adelaide's newest and most unusual restaurant attended by your very own sommelier, It will be divine with a fine wine!
Tables seat a maximum of six people, for a larger group please get in touch with David on 0415 297 787.