Tango on the Hill

Saturday 29 September 2012

South Australia’s biennial ‘Tango on the Hill’ is a celebration of the most delicious regional foods lovingly prepared by a family of Italian chefs, served with local wines, and accompanied by a fabulous tango floorshow, live music and beautiful social dancing at the gorgeous ‘Our Place at Willunga Hill’. We invite you to join us for an evening of elegant decadence, proudly presented by Southern Cross Tango & Our Place at Willunga Hill.

Arrival: 7.30pm for Champagne Welcome

Enjoy a delicious Italian feast prepared by chef Andrew Clappis, a stunning classical tango recital by ZEPHYR QUARTET, tango floorshow by Andrew & Adrienne Gill, Southern Cross Tango ensemble, special guests & elegant social tango dancing all evening.

Drinks are available for purchase from the fully licensed wine bar

Dress: Stunning Tango Elegance / Black Tie

Tickets $95pp. Bookings are essential. Tickets to be paid in full by 18 September 2012. At the time of your booking, please notify us of any dietary requirements (eg food allergies, vegetarian)

Contact: Adrienne Gill 0419 309 439 or sctango@bigpond.com to reserve your place.

Venue: OUR PLACE AT WILLUNGA HILL, corner of Range Road & Meadows Road, Willunga.

Directions: Our Place at Willunga Hill is approximately 45 minutes drive south of Adelaide, on the top of Willunga Hill.

Travel south down South Road, & turn left onto the Noarlunga Victor Harbor Rd. Continue along the Noarlunga Victor Harbor Rd (passing the McLaren Vale & Willunga turn offs) & continue up the hill. Turn left onto the Meadows Turn-Off towards Meadows, then at the top of Willunga Hill, turn Right into Meadows Rd. Turn left onto Range Road & immediately enter the gateway entrance to car park of OUR PLACE AT WILLUNGA HILL on the LHS. You will see the Southern Cross Tango Sign at the entrance.

Alternative Route: Travel into Willunga township & continue up High St as it climbs Willunga hill. At the top of Willunga Hill, turn left into Meadows Rd & then left into the ‘Our Place at Willunga Hill’ entrance gate to the car parking area.  

About the Clappis Family:

The Clappis family is highly respected in gourmet circles. Enzo and Sonia, in the early 1950s, introduced diners to dishes then unknown outside the Italian community, like calamaretti fritti and sambuca liquer. They established the first restaurant in Burnside Village and later transformed the majestic Norwood Gallery villa (owned by Victoria Kratzer) into an influential Italian restaurant, now known as "Chloes". For 14 years Andrew Clappis owned and managed the Maylands Hotel, an establishment known for its fabulous food and unique atmosphere. The Maylands Hotel was a trendsetter for the industry, introducing the first coffee machine to a bar in S.A. and establishing the first non-smoking bar well before Government enforcements. Resisting the pokie frenzy, they developed a café society ambience at the Maylands.

Anna Clappis produces delicious gourmet goodies made from regional produce, for her innovative Australian Happy Foods brand. Andrew Clappis lovingly creates breads that are famous for their authentic texture and taste, in loaves or bread sticks available at the Australian Happy Foods stall at the Willunga Farmer's Market every Saturday. Andy's bread is also served in various cafes, restaurants & wineries throughout the region, and is a treat not to be missed!

Anna and Andrew Clappis share a continually evolving vision. Their Willunga hilltop home is an artwork in progress, and their function space "Our Place at Willunga Hill" is a popular venue for weddings, special events & fundraisers.

Adze Character's Jerry Keyte, Ben Keyte and Andrew Gill have undertaken the design and building work of Clappis Family homestead renovations. Recent additions include an entrance foyer and exhibition space, plus sweeping verandah & outdoor entertainment area, with views down the valley to the sea. Together the space they have created reflects the windswept beauty of the surrounding S.A. landscape: the perfect setting for an ethereal night of Tango on the Hill.

Accommodation Ideas: If you are planning to stay for the weekend, there are many Bed & Breakfasts in the Willunga & McLaren Vale region, as well as budget hotel & motel options. Check out the Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Centre Website for accommodation listings, regional attractions & tourist information: http://www.fleurieupeninsula.com.au

Photos from Tango on the Hill Gala Events: