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Last night industry leaders, government officials and the media gathered at Adelaide Oval for the Hill of Grace Restaurant's official launch. Photo: Stephanie Timotheou.

Last night industry leaders, government officials and the media gathered at Adelaide Oval for the Hill of Grace Restaurant’s official launch. Photo: Stephanie Timotheou.

ADELAIDE Oval’s Hill of Grace Restaurant officially opens to the public today, offering a fine dining experience while showcasing the best seasonal produce and premium wine the state has to offer.

At last night’s official launch attended by industry leaders, government officials and the media, a menu created by head chef Dennis Leslie and the world’s only complete set of Henschke Hill of Grace was unveiled.

Based on a produce-driven, seasonal food philosophy with French, Asian and Australian influences and a strong focus on the use of locally grown, farmed or fished produce, the menu is complemented by a range of more than 160 South Australian wines, headlined by Henschke’s acclaimed range from Eden Valley and the Adelaide Hills.

“The fact that Stephen and Prue Henschke have chosen to bestow their internationally-renowned Hill of Grace brand on this restaurant speaks volumes for the quality of what is on offer here,” Adelaide Oval SMA chairman John Olsen AO says.

“Adelaide Oval is the talk of the sporting world and hopefully, very shortly, the Hill of Grace Restaurant will become the talk of gastronomes and connoisseurs around Adelaide and beyond.

“This restaurant is more than a world-class dining experience in a truly unique location.

“It is another important part of the Stadium Management Authority’s commitment to ensure that Adelaide Oval is more than just cricket and football.”

The Hill of Grace Restaurant is already positioning itself to become one of the state’s finest restaurants with hundreds of bookings made since July.

“This is an exciting chapter for our family business, to see the coming together of two unique South Australian icons, both rich in history,” owner and winemaker Stephen Henschke says.

“It is great to see the restaurant come through from concept to reality. Dennis’ food is exquisite, as is the location. I couldn’t think of a better place to showcase wines at their peak and our Hill of Grace collection to be shown.”

The installation of an Enomatic wine dispenser will offer diners the opportunity to purchase a 50ml, 100ml or 150 ml glass of the world-famous Hill of Grace Shiraz as well as additional museum and back vintage Henschke wines.

Located in the Audi Stadium Club on level three of the eastern stand, the Hill of Grace Restaurant will be open to the public for dinner five nights a week (Tuesday to Saturday) and lunch on Fridays.

On major event days at Adelaide Oval, it will continue to offer Audi Stadium Club members an outstanding dining experience.

Grapegrower & Winemaker journalist Stephanie Timotheou attended the official launch last night and photos can be found at www.facebook.com/grapegrower.winemaker later today.

To view a video of the Hill of Grace Restaurant, click here

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