Winner, winner winter dinner


Post Dining members Joshua Kernich, Hannah Rohrlach, Miranda Corbett and Stephanie Daughtry are prepar ing for Friday night's Winter Solstice dinner at The Old Exchange and Producers Bar. Picture: Bianca De Marchi

There’s something already magical about the longest night of the year, but throw in a four-course feast, some mulled wine and live music and suddenly the winter solstice becomes a whole spectacle.

Taking inspiration from today’s solstice – when the sun is at its furthest point from the equator – pop-up meal maker Post Dining will host an interactive eating experience at The Old Exchange and Producers Bar on Friday.

Stephanie Daughtry, who runs Post Dining with Hannah Rohrlach, says the aim is to help locals embrace winter while adding some traditional spark. “Traditional winter celebrations of any kind are incredibly underdeveloped not only in Adelaide, but the whole of Australia,” Daughtry says.

“Winter can be a difficult time for some and uneventful time for many ... winter solstice is a tradition that draws on this seasonal darkness and draws people together to collectively beat the winter blues.

“As much as it draws off anxieties of the dark, the winter solstice is also especially pertinent as it heralds the returning light of extended daylight hours in days and weeks to come.”

The meal (which will comprise native and seasonal ingredients) will be set to a live soundtrack by Juno. After dinner, the doors will open to a less-formal celebration with food and drink, symbolic face painting and live music from Park Music and Lonelyspeck and a DJ set from Track Team.

This is the second event for Post Dining following its Adelaide Fringe debut.

Post Dining Winter Solstice, The Old Exchange and Producers Bar, Beer Garden, Friday, 6.30pm. Doors open again at 9pm for live music, a festive bar and face-painting. Tickets: $115 for meal and $10 for festival. Details: