Gather at Coriole
Fri - Sun | 12.00pm or 2.30pm
$70 (5 course)
Bookings (08) 8323 8305 or online through OpenTable
Coriole is another favourite of ours and one of the top recommendations for our guests at Karawatha Cottages -- even if just for some of the best views in McLaren Vale - but who would do that and miss out on the great wines and food on offer?
The new restaurant, Gather at Coriole, gives yet another excuse to visit.
Start off by calling into the cellar door to taste their wines; make sure to not just try the McLaren Vale staples of Shiraz and Grenache but also go on an educational journey and taste the alternative varieties from Piquepoul to Nero (and many more in between). Staff are super friendly and keen to share their knowledge.
Once you have picked your favourite, go next door to a friendly welcome at Gather. Nice and warm atmosphere with the combustion heater roaring on the cold winter's day we visited. We were lucky enough to get a front row table, being able to enjoy those amazing views whilst waiting for some unusual food.
Gather's food is focused on what's in season at the moment and what is available locally. Think pine mushroom, pig face (the plant!), etc - with Spencer Gulf squid, beef cheeks -- everything we tried was absolutely delicious (ok - the pig face was a bit 'green' tasting).
The unusual ingredients continued with desert: over-ripe brie ice cream sounds odd but it actually was one of our favourites!
Talking cheeses ... here is another reason to visit; Coriole has recently opene up the Coriole Farm Shop, with Kris Lloyd Woodside cheese, Coriole Olives and more on sale.