This festival season, Rundle Mall and Adelaide Festival are teaming up with Australia’s leading food and drink brands to create ‘The Yard’ – a pop-up space to relax with friends in Gawler Place.

Featuring Filipino street food from Hoy Pinoy, gelato from Messina and cocktails from Archie Rose Distilling Co, The Yard will be open from Wednesday 26 February to Sunday 15 March, opposite the Adelaide Festival’s A Doll’s House art installation by visionary Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi.

The Yard will see Gelato Messina return to Adelaide after its hugely successful foray for Vogue Festival last October, with a range of clever, limited edition creations especially for The Yard, including:

What’s Up Kermit? – a gelato riff on the famous ‘Frog Cake’ featuring salted caramel gelato, honeycomb chunks and whipped cream
Off with The Fairies – fairy bread flavoured gelato covered in white chocolate and dusted with sprinkles
My Kitchener Rules – a made to order fresh Kitchener bun filled with vanilla gelato and raspberry puree

Messina founder and SA-expat Nick Palumbo is also planning to revisit gelato flavours made especially for Adelaide in 2019 – Breakfast in Adelaide, fior di latte gelato with Nutella fudge and Yo-Yo biscuits, and Pavlova, vanilla gelato with raspberry and passionfruit puree and baked meringue.

Adelaide Festival partner Archie Rose, Australia’s most highly awarded distillery, will be serving a selection of one-off and classic cocktails specifically for The Yard. The classic cocktails include the Melon Weekender, Southern Apple Spritz and Distiller’s Strength Negroni, all mixed with the distillery’s award-winning gin and vodka. Taking inspiration from Gelato Messina, a range of house-made spiders will also be available and are named accordingly including the Redback, featuring Archie Rose Original Vodka, Daddy Long Legs which is a perfect vehicle for the Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin, and the Huntsman mixed with Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky. The drinks menu will also feature wines from D’Arenberg Wines, beer from Coopers and cider by Pressman’s, as well as baby spider mocktails for kids.

The Yard also has lunch and dinner sorted with Hoy Pinoy looking after the savoury options, cooking up their famous Inihaw Na Manok (barbequed chicken skewers in a traditional soy glaze), Sisig burritos (a traditional Filipino dish given a burrito twist) and Lechon kawali (a rice bowl with slow braised, crispy fried pork belly and chilli).

On Friday nights, The Yard will step up a gear with the addition of Festival Fridays, with DJs, weekly special cocktails and plenty of food on offer.

The Yard opening times:

Wednesday 26 February

Sunday 15 March 2020

Saturday lunch & dinner from 11:30am to late
Sundays from 11:30am

3pm (The Yard will also be open Monday 9 March 11am

3pm for
Adelaide Cup Day

Find ‘The Yard’ on RundleMall next to A Doll’s House in Gawler Place Child friendly / free entry

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