Deep in the heart of McLaren Vale is Maxwell Restaurant on Olivers Road, where locals and visitors alike enjoy a lazy lunch after a morning exploring the region.
In the kitchen, you’ll find Pastry Chef Connor Bishop, who loves to play around making unusual desserts.
"I’m really into making vinegars from scratch. Next week, I am starting a beetroot vinegar so I first turn the beetroot juice into alcohol, age it with paperbark then do an acetic acid ferment to turn it into vinegar,” he tells AGFG. "I love then making that a main part of the dessert!”
While Connor loves all of Australia’s bountiful produce, deep at heart this Englishman definitely prefers Marmite over Vegemite any day. This may be a contentious opinion for some, however Connor certainly enjoys supporting local businesses and taking in all South Australia has to offer.
We asked him to tell us his favourite local spots to wine, dine and have a good time…
Your go-to coffee spot?
Goodness Coffee Co – you can’t beat coffee roasted fresh on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Your favourite place to take the family?
Pizzateca for sure!
Restaurant you most want to try?
No surprise here…Quay.
Best date night venue?
Best weekend getaway?
The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale and throughout the day, enjoy all of the local wineries and restaurants. Even take a stroll along the Shiraz trail.
Where you grab your local produce from?
Best brunch spot?
Best place for a late-night feed?
The Little Rickshaw, such a hidden gem!
Newly opened and loving it!
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