13 Oct 2022

Harvest Rock announces high-end dining experience WILDWOOD by Jake Kellie of Arkhé

Following the lineup announcement of the inaugural live music experience, HARVEST ROCK, Secret Sounds today reveals a unique high-end dining experience to be held within the festival across Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November 2022. WILDWOOD by Jake Kellie of arkhé will see the Michelin-starred chef and restauranteur collaborate with acclaimed Australian wine critic and prolific personality, Nick Stock to host two intimate lunches with a specially curated menu and wine pairing. Tickets on sale from 9am AEDT Thursday 13 October.

The festival which will be headlined by Jack White, Crowded House, The Black Crowes, The Lumineers, Groove Armada and many more, will be just as much about the food as it will be the music. Taking place over two days at Adelaide’s Rymill/Murlawirrapurka and King Rodney/Ityamai-itpina Parks, HARVEST ROCK will see the world’s leading artists, live performances, Australia’s best chefs and mixologists, innovative bars, and now one of the nation’s leading fire-powered restaurant’s, arkhé.

Kellie will host one exclusive dining experience a day of WILDWOOD by Jake Kellie, with 150 limited tickets available for each session. The style of the curated food and wine pairing will be inspired by the Argentine chef Francis Mallmann’s take on shared dining, with hanging meats, vegetables and grazing.

Guests can expect a delectable menu and wine pairing including a AAA Spritz on arrival, Raw kingfish, fermented jalapeño, smoked bone dressing Grilled octopus, smoked aioli, baby potatoes, and espelette paired with a Murdoch Hill Tilbury Chardonnay 2021.

Buttermilk brined lamb legs cooked over the fire, and smoked short ribs coated in honey mustard black pepper, paired with a Sandman Old Vine Grenache 2021. For dessert, glazed pineapple with rum sabayon and BBQ strawberry tarte fine with vanilla Chantilly cream paired with Champagne Ayala Rosé NV.

On hosting WILDWOOD by Jake Kellie, Kellie states "WILDWOOD will be a feast for both the palette and the senses. Think whole pieces of protein and gorgeous local produce hanging over the open flame. Food cooked in its rawest way and made to be shared amongst great company. I am stoked to be able to create this dining experience along with the legendary Nick Stock who will be pouring a curated selection of wines to match and bringing the good time vibes".

For the curated wine pairings, Nick Stock, one of Australia’s most respected and prolific wine critics designed a menu that showcases the nation’s best suppliers. “The paired drinks showcase utmost quality and are also tuned into contemporary palates. Chardonnay and grenache are two of the hottest wines in Australia right now and will really elevate the dining experience. Ayala is a boutique Champagne house that makes one of the most delicious pink Champagnes and I am so thrilled to be pouring this at WILDWOOD. What a way to end the meal!”

South Australian Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison said the high-end dining experience is a fabulous opportunity for festivalgoers to enjoy the best produce and culinary talent South Australia has to offer.

“Spotlighting our state’s world-class food and wine at Adelaide’s new two-day live music festival, WILDWOOD is set to attract music-lovers and foodies alike to the heart of Australia’s only UNESCO City of Music,” Minister Bettison said.

“We know major events like Harvest Rock are vital triggers for visitation and our state is the nation’s capital for wine – this is a wonderful mix of the best of both worlds. The inaugural Harvest Rock festival shows that events in South Australia are back, bigger and better than ever, with the Adelaide exclusive set to be anstaple in festival-goers’ calendars for many years to come.” 

WILDWOOD by Jake Kellie will offer two specially curated dining experiences from 12pm each day at HARVEST ROCK on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November 2022. 

Harvest Rock is supported by the South Australian Government, through the South Australian Tourism Commission.

Ticketing and event information via harvestrock.com