Thousands of food-lovers from across the globe will descend on Adelaide and South Australia’s regions to immerse themselves in premium food, wine and beverages at Tasting Australia.
Over the next eight days, South Australia will be the ultimate food destination in the country with over 100 food, wine and beverage events featuring internationally renowned chefs taking place in picturesque locations around South Australia.
The first annual instalment of this iconic culinary festival is led by creative director Simon Bryant (The Cook and The Chef), creative curator Jock Zonfrillo (Restaurant Orana, Adelaide) and patron, Barossa legend, Maggie Beer.
Town Square – located in Victoria Square – will be the hub of the festival and offers a food experience like no other. ‘Street’ food vendors will warm up Town Square utilising fire as the primary heat source for cooking their menu items.
When it comes to food and beverages, South Australia’s regions are second to none. Tasting Australia will highlight and showcase the best of the best of the State’s premium food, wine and beverages through unique events both in Adelaide and surrounding regions.
From coast to outback to vines and all that’s in between, locals and visitors alike are encouraged to tickle their tastebuds and set course on a culinary journey like no other meandering their way through the very best South Australia has to offer.
Lennox Hastie, Duncan Welgemoed and Thi Le will launch Tasting Australia’s new showpiece restaurant – Glasshouse Kitchen – tonight. An unparalleled passion for cooking with coal bring these three outstanding chefs together, showcasing their talent as their culinary masterminds combine.
The Glasshouse Kitchen, located in Town Square, will invite people to come and take a look inside our kitchen with its glass façade allowing passers by the chance to take a peek while guests will be able to soak up the iconic Adelaide CBD surroundings.
Open for lunch and dinner daily, the beating heart of Town Square is two-fold:
Charred is the street food centre of the festival where stall holders will offer flamegrilled, wood-fired, roasted, toasted, smoked and charred wares. Using fire as the only heat-source, popular eateries/producers will be serving delicious and comforting dishes day and night. Vendors include: Pizzatecca, La Boca Bar & Grill, The Henry Austin, Coriole, B-d. Farm Paris Creek and Gelista plus many more.
The Glasshouse Kitchen is the new showpiece restaurant of the festival, constructed from a series of stylishly themed glasshouses. Collaboration dinners featuring culinary stars including Marco and Ana Ros (World’s Best Female Chef 2017, Hiša Franko in Slovenia) will see menus devised with Adelaide’s local heroes that showcase regional produce.
There is no better place to discover and taste Australia’s best than in South Australia. Tasting Australia began this morning with the Town Square opening. The festival ends on Sunday 8 May. For more information visit www.tastingaustralia.com.au