ADELAIDE’S LONGEST LUNCH RETURNS TO THE RIVERBANK FOOTBRIDGE
Adelaide’s Longest Lunch returns to the Riverbank Footbridge in a celebration of South Australia’s food, theatre and sport
Following the huge success of the inaugural Adelaide’s Longest Lunch in 2016, this major event in South Australia’s calendar will return in 2017.
South Australia’s chefs, restaurateurs, producers, winemakers and brewers will reunite to showcase the best of the State while raising money to support State Theatre Company South Australia and Tennis SA, on the footbridge where these two worlds collide.
To be held on Friday 10 November on the Riverbank footbridge, the event will celebrate people living, working, visiting and investing in South Australia and support two of South Australia’s organisations who are investing in community.
Hill of Grace, Sean’s Kitchen, Riverside Café, Level 1 Electra House and Georges on Waymouth are among some of the leading restaurants that will be serving five course meals to exclusive tables of ten along the length of the footbridge,
Kristen Greber and Rilka Warbanoff, founding members of the Adelaide’s Longest Lunch. “We are both thrilled and delighted to be bringing the highly sort after Adelaide’s Longest Lunch to the SA Riverbank Precinct again this year. The theme of ALL white with a touch of Tennis Elegance and Class will enable our guests to have some fun with the day, while raising much needed funds for 2 local charities who are much smaller and every dollar raised makes a significant impact”
In 2017, guests will be invited to dress to the theme of ‘white with a touch of tennis elegance and class.’ With its signature glamorously corporate style, Adelaide’s Longest Lunch is part of the surrounding vision and developments of what’s possible in South Australia.
Riverbank Authority Chair Andrew McEvoy said the return of the event cements the Riverbank as an iconic South Australian venue space, favoured amongst locals.
Mr McEvoy says “This year the Adelaide Riverbank footbridge will once again provide an open air restaurant to showcase the heart of our vibrant city whilst raising money for the important work of local South Australian not-for-profits.
Following on from last year’s success, this event will showcase the Adelaide Riverbank as a world class destination, and one of Adelaide’s iconic public spaces offering panoramic views across the River Torrens and surrounding parklands.”
Tennis SA CEO, Steve Baldas says “Tennis SA are thrilled to be a part of Adelaide’s Longest Lunch, a unique opportunity showcasing Adelaide’s spectacular riverbank precinct.”
“We are very grateful that Tennis SA’s Ken McGregor Foundation has been selected as one of the recipients for funds raised, with these funds to go on to support our next generation of tennis champions.”
Funds raised at the Adelaide’s Longest Lunch will also be donated to the State Theatre Company South Australia to support the ongoing investment in South Australia’s artists and cultural landscape.
State Theatre Company’s Executive Director and Producer Jodi Glass says “South Australia’s flagship theatre company prides itself on building career pathways in Adelaide for local artists and giving audiences across the state access to the theatre through extensive regional touring strategies. In this way, we’re delighted to see funds raised from this event contribute to supporting our artists.”
Recent Adelaide College of the Arts graduate Rashidi Edward is part of the State Theatre Company Ensemble of actors in 2017 and 2018.
Rashidi Edward says “As a recently graduated actor with the opportunity to start my career and develop my skills as an artist in an Ensemble is truly a blessing! With this opportunity comes the chance to connect with people, make them smile, love, dislike, think etc…all of this will allow me to grow as an artist.”
What: Adelaide Longest Lunch 2017
When: Friday 10 November, from 11.30am
Cost: $2,500 for a table of 10
Bookings: Can be made on this website.