So you’re going for the match of the tournament, hell it’s the match of matches and let’s face it, cricket has been bit of a snooze of late and there’s nothing like friendly rivalry to get us talking innings again. But you’re also in for a treat because you’re visiting Adelaide, home to one of Australia’s best food markets and also the wine capital of Australia. So here’s some information to help you plan the perfect itinerary:

Munch on fresh fruit, taste wonderful cheeses or stock up on cold meats from almost 80 different stalls at the market before you sit for lunch or dinner at any of the café’s at the Adelaide Central Market, the country’s largest and most beloved fresh food center. You should head to Orana & Street for Kangaroo Backstrap or to Peel Street for mulloway fish pasty. Wine lovers should make their way to Press Food and Wine and those aching for the touch of home, head to Parwana for ashak – leek dumplings with lamb. It’s like no home food I’ve ever eaten. There’s nothing to beat Australia for authentic world cuisine and Adelaide’s laneways house warehouses that serve everything from tapas to Serbian cuisine. Start your evening at Peel- Leigh Street with a drink at Clever Little Tailor.

Lots of wine. This is not only the home of Jacob’s Creek and Penfolds, but also to a host of family owned vineyards just an hour or so from the city. The three main regions are the Adelaide Hills, Barossa and McLaren Vale and here are some of our picks: The young Tscharke’s Barossa loves Shiraz and Montepulciano while Yalumba is the oldest wine family in Australia and has a cellar to prove it. My personal favorite and a must visit is the d’Arenberg winery at McLaren Vale, an iconic brand with a wonderful restaurant attached to it. Taste the Dead Arm and please bring some back for me. Please?

See & Do:
If you’re ready to head out of town, then jump on a tram to Glenelg and swim with the dolphins or kayak the Torrens River or just splash on the beach. Take a picnic and follow the Aboriginal Tjilbruke Trail and stop off at the historic Kingston House in Kingston Park Coastal Reserve. End the day with a walking tour of the historic Port Adelaide. Do rent a car and drive the peninsula’s eastern coastline and watch penguins at victor harbor; antique loves should take a pitstop at Strathalbyn. Last but not least, head to Kangaroo Island to meet sea lions and wallabies.

Head to the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel for live music: February 15th sees PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT perform everything you love from New Order. After that dance at the Electric Circus on Saturday evening or head to the cigar lounge Fumo Blue Cocktail Lounge.

This year when cricket’s biggest event rolls up be where the action is! Plan a trip to Australia and New Zealand with Eventraveler’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 page. For more on Adelaide visit our pages for Adelaide city  and Adelaide Oval.

(Image by Les Haines)

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