Adelaide, Australia

Warm sugar-cured kangaroo with a Barossa Valley wine

Adelaide offers buildings dating back to the mid-to-late 1800s right beside contemporary structures.

Adelaide teenagers

Flower girls for the wedding of Rebecca and Dante DiGiovanni

Rebecca and Dante DiGiovanni married 20 May 2001.

Wedding party of Rebecca and Dante DiGiovanni

University of Adelaide

Outside the student union at the University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Memorial to King and Emperor Edward VII

Relaxing in the park

A memorial to the Great War, 1914-1918

Details of the marble and granite Parliament House

The foundation of Holy Trinity Church, the first Anglican church in South Australia, was laid in 1838.

Street performers draw crowds at Rundle Mall, a pedestrian-only shopping street.

The top of Adelaide Arcade, built in 1885

20 May 2001 – Jim and I enjoyed a delicious, but too-slowly-served dinner with my parents at Charlick’s Restaurant, a haven for locals and tourists on Sunday night, when the dining options in Adelaide are less than any other night of the week. I'd read about the Maggie Beer (renowned chef in this part of the world) pate (a bit chunky), so we began with this. Jim, always eager to try novel dishes, opted for the warm salad of sugar cured kangaroo with bitter greens and pickled kumquat dressing, while I ate a simple, but divine, salad of pear, walnut and blue cheese on crunchy garlic toast. Dad ate the thick, but perfectly spiced pappa al pomodoro (tomato and bread soup with basil and parmigiano reggiano). Then as the main course, both Jim and Mom enjoyed the beautiful, small rack of lamb; Dad ate a hefty beef fillet and I picked at my roast duck, since I was nearly full when this arrived. The table shared small bowls of new potatoes with chives and green salad.

Since we are in South Australia, premiere wine country, we tried locally produced Tollana TR 16 Shiraz 1998 (Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills), which was quite nice, but not as spicy or robust as we'd expected.