It’s that time of year where foodies, wine lovers and beverage connoisseurs alike flock to Adelaide and its regions for Tasting Australia! With ten days packed full of 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.
Urban Pantry / Rundle Mall
If you’re out shopping in the city over the next ten days, stop by Rundle Mall’s pop-up Urban Pantry. Free to check out, you can try some of our states best produce including cheese from Woodside Cheeses, a range of meats, gin from 23rd Street Distillery, wine, chocolate and so much more!
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.
East End Cellars Masterclass: Riesling Smackdown / Adelaide
It wouldn’t be Tasting Australia without an event dedicated to vino! East End Cellars are hosting Riesling Smackdown, an event that includes (you guessed it) the best riesling from all over South Australia. Join Riesling masters including Corey Ryan from Sons of Eden and Michael Corbett from Vanguardist as we decide which region produces the best riesling!
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!
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!