ADELAIDE | Do you know what an Aristologist is? Until a few weeks ago, I’d never heard of the term before. An aristologist is someone who studies and takes part in the art or science of cooking and eating, with particular interests and skills in the preparation and presentation of all of the components of a meal.
It’s the word that Aaron Fenwick, Anton van Klopper of Lucy Margaux Wines, and Jasper and Sophie Button from Commune of Buttons, chose for their cellar door and eatery, The Summertown Aristologist, which opened in 2016.
The small venue, located at the “start” of the Adelaide Hills, just a 25 minute drive from the CBD, is focused on unique wines that veer towards the natural end of the scale, and hyperlocal grazing plates. Much of what is used in the kitchen comes from the on site farm, and as much as possible is made from scratch on site.
The menu of the day doesn’t give much away. Descriptions are along the lines of “Braised Beans”, and “Devilled Eggs”, only hinting at the delights to come. The food here is simple, produce driven, and designed to share. I’m not going to go through the dishes one by one as the menu is constantly changing. What I will do, is highly recommend that you head there for a meal and some absolutely brilliant wines the next time you’re in town.
The Summertown Aristologist
1097 Greenhill Road
South Australia 5141
Telephone: 0477 410 105
Fri: 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Sat – Sun: 12:00pm to 8:30pm