Adelaide Central Market – Seafood and Sounds

The Adelaide Central Market will host a celebration of South Australian seafood with the inaugural two-day Seafood and Sounds festival on Friday 13 October and Saturday 14 October 2017.

From cooking demonstrations to a Chilli Crab Pop-Up, the two-day festival will present a smorgasbord of fun filled entertainment, live music and masterclasses for lovers of produce from the sea.

Adelaide Central Market Authority General Manager Aaron Brumby said the festival was an opportunity to celebrate regional producers. “The Market prides itself on offering the best fresh, local produce to our shoppers – and seafood is no exception,” Mr Brumby said.

“South Australia has a reputation for producing quality seafood from some of the cleanest waters on the planet, and we’re able to put it in the hands of consumers via our fishmongers, Cappo’s Fish Market and Samtass Seafood.”

Producers including Port Lincoln’s Dinko Tuna, Spencer Gulf Prawns and Kangaroo Island’s Ferguson Australia, will team up with well-known SA chefs Callum Hann, Heather Day and Justin Harman for free cooking demonstrations where attendees will learn where their seafood comes from and how to best prepare it at home.

On Friday 13 October 2017, one of Australia’s most influential foodies, Adam Liaw, will be in town to headline the program of cooking demonstrations, with two free sessions at 11am and 1pm and he will also present a ticketed masterclass in the historic Market Tower. Liaw currently hosts Destination Flavour on SBS and is the author of five cookbooks – the most recent being The Zen Kitchen.

With a live soundtrack of jazz and blues throughout the two-day event, the Market will also play host to a gin and bubbles bar, roving oyster shuckers will be serving up fresh, local oysters and the former Cappo’s shopfront on Grote Street will be transformed into a pop-up restaurant serving up Asian style chilli crab.

Gin lovers won’t be disappointed either on Saturday 14 October 2017, with local gin maker, Kangaroo Island Spirits, holding a special ticketed masterclass pairing seafood with their award-winning gin range.

“It’s hard to pick out a highlight of the festival because there will be so much going on over the two days, but certainly having Adam Liaw on board is a major coup for us. It will be great to open up the doors to the Market Tower and activate the space for such a special event,” Mr Brumby said.

“The Chilli Crab Pop-Up will be a lot of fun, with diners digging in and getting messy, and then there’s also free cooking demonstrations, live music, gin tastings and kids activities – so it will be a really exciting time to be at the Market.”

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