It’s that time of year where foodies, wine lovers and beverage connoisseurs alike flock to Adelaide and its regions for Tasting Australia! Featuring ten days packed with premium dining events, long table dinners, masterclasses and more, this festival caters for everyone. Discover a new cuisine, tasty gin or acquaint yourself with the chefs behind your favourite restaurants! Find our top picks for this years festivities below.
Town Square / Adelaide
The flagship of Tasting Australia is located in the heart of Adelaide at Victoria Square. Explore an abundance of offerings from Charred and the Tasting Pavillion, where the public will experience a farmers market curated by Tasting Australia, featuring great produce and products from vendors with the opportunity to tour the venue and create your own grazing plate. Town Square also plays host to the Glasshouse Kitchen where guests join Michelin-Star chefs and taste amazing dishes in a beautiful setting.
Saltram Underground Tour / Barossa
It’s wine time! Travelling up to the Barossa (one of the great wine capitals of the world) is imperative during Tasting Australia and Saltram Wines is hosting an event that has it all! Take an underground tour of Saltram Wines cellar where you’ll taste premium wines while discovering the history of the winery and heritage of the Barossa. Guests will then be taken up to the restaurant for an indulgent five course feast with matched wines – perfect!
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Hollick Estates / Limestone Coast
Looking for a quick getaway? Venture out to the Limestone Coast as Hollick Estates present three events over the course of Tasting Australia. There will be a hotel style buffet brunch, a degustation luncheon and a wine and food pairing with MasterChef 2013 winner Emma Dean! If you can’t decide between them, why not opt for all three?
Behind The Scene Farmers Market Breakfast Tour / Adelaide
The early bird catches the worm – better yet, the pastries! In this VIP experience, you’ll join Chef Sherine Badawy and founder of Food Tours Australia, Mark Gleeson on a journey of scrumptious breakfast dishes. Watch your gourmet breakfast be prepared and cooked right in front of you while you meet and chat to the farmers and producers behind some of the local produce and ingredients on your plate!
L Plates / Adelaide
What would a food and beverage festival be without a few cookings classes? The Advertiser has teamed up with TAFE SA to present an array of three hour cooking classes designed to entice every kind of palette! Each class specialises in a different cuisine and classes feature mentors from some of South Australia’s top restaurants. From learning the technique of French bistro classics to the art of Japanese cooking and even how to cook the perfect pork belly. Get your chefs hat on and become an expert!