In a fabulous finish for 2024, Essen, by Artisans of Barossa, has been named one of the top restaurants in South Australia by critic Simon Wilkonson of The Advertiser.
After his visit earlier in the year, Simon reiterated that Artisans of Barossa is a "wine-lovers wonderland".
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Congratulations to the other Barossa establishments recognised, Hentley Farm and Fino at Seppeltsfield.
This recent accolade continues from our recent feature in the South Australia section of Travel + Leisure's prestigious list of The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2024.
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Located in the heart of a community of farmers and artisan producers who provision our kitchen, our menus reflect subtle changes in produce availability as we progress through the seasons.
Our kitchen garden also supplies us with a ready source of fresh, homegrown produce.
Chef Kane Boase's addition to the Artisans of Barossa team promises an exciting evolution in the culinary offerings at this renowned establishment. His culinary expertise and commitment to crafting dishes that harmonize seamlessly with the region's exceptional wines will undoubtedly captivate the discerning palates of visitors and locals alike.
"As we welcome Chef Kane Boase to our team, we're thrilled to embark on a journey of flavour exploration that will seamlessly weave the artistry of food and wine in Essen. Chef Kane's culinary prowess promises to also deliver a Delikatessen menu that will excite locals and wine lovers and beckon those on a mission to connect with the region, offering them a delightful escape with a quick bite and a glass of wine. Together, we aspire to deliver innovative wine and food experiences in the heart of the Barossa," says Fraser Mackenzie, DipWSET, Group General Manager.
Essen presents a contemporary, innovative interpretation of seasonal Barossa food with a two, or three-course summer menu & a four-course chef's choice option. Open 7 days for a 11am - 4pm lunch service.
Essen is a wonderful word meaning 'to eat'. At Artisans, we have adopted 'essen' as a way of describing how we like to approach the enjoyment of food. With wine. A way of sharing everything that is good and beautiful in our special part of the world, be it in a glass or on a plate, with our friends and our guests.