Hanhdorf – a gourmets delight

It appeared that we had experienced the best of the good weather down on the Yorke Peninsula, and a cold snap was on it’s way.  Not liking to be chilly, we thought that we would head further north and get ourselves ready for leaving Adelaide.  Karen picked, and decided on Hanhdorf for a couple of days.  We have been there before a few years ago and loved it. What Karen didn’t recall was that it is located in the  Adelaide Hills, and what happens when you climb up into the hills?  It gets colder!  Not to worry, we pulled up at the Big4 in Hanhdorf and although situated on a steep hill, they had done a good job of cutting in reasonably flat sites.  The amenities were brand new, and very nice.  The view from our site down the hill and over the trees looked like a painting with some morning fog swirly around through the trees.  Very beautiful but….it was the first time in our travels that we had to delve into the depths of Matilda (our camper trailer) to locate the winter jammies.  It was chilly, even with two doonas.

We explored a few of the historic shops in the main street of the town, mainly related to gourmet food, it is a focal point for food and wine in the region, and didn’t disappoint.  We also enjoyed a warming meal at the old Hahndorf Inn and found out a little about it’s history as well as people watched.  There were quite a few other tourists in town and some of the meals that were being delivered to tables were huge.  We have never seen so many take away boxes being handed out in a restaurant to all the customers that were unable to finish their meals of ribs, German sausages and a range of different meats.

 

While we were in Hanhdorf we also visited the Beerenberg Farm Shop and stocked up on a few treats to be enjoyed further down the track.  The range was so much larger than it used to be, and we were sad that we don’t have more storage to be able to stock up on some of these culinary delights.  We did buy some freshly picked strawberries to take with us for dinner on our last night.  We were popping over to say farewell & thank you to family for our catchup during our time in and around Adelaide.  It was great being able to spend some time with them, and our other friends that we managed to also see.  Thanks guys!

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