Nothing less than a journey of South Australia's produce from paddock to plate is at Tasting Australia, where foodies come to discover what's new on the menu. There's much to crow about at an event filled with world-class chefs, and unique moreish food and beverage experiences. Adelaide has reclaimed its mantle with the title of Gourmet Traveller's Restaurant of the Year 2018 awarded to Restaurant Orana for the first time in 20 years. The Weekend Australian's Hottest Chef title went to Jock Zonfrillo, executive chef of said same restaurant.
For a passport to ten days of premium, unprecedented eating and drinking experiences that only South Australia can offer at one of the country's longest running food and wine festivals, grab your tickets now!
It's not all just about food, the East End Cellars Masterclasses is your chance to experience wine with the experts at a Masterclass like you've never experienced before. Deepen your understanding of Australian wine, beer and spirits through an incredible journey from glass to glass. With over 20 Masterclasses on offer across Town Sq and the CBD, there's something for every taste.
Fly Away with Tasting Australia Airlines to experience something beyond special, connecting you with food and wine like never before. Escape the city, board TAA (Taste Australia Airlines) and buckle yourself in for the day of pure culinary decadence. Within one luxurious hour from Adelaide airport, you'll begin your adventure and be back in Adelaide in time for a nightcap before bed. You'll have to get yourself to the airport first!
If you're still on L Plates around the kitchen, the best way to learn a new skill is to do it yourself. Join a series of hands-on cooking classes and ignite your passions with some of the state's best-known chefs and food heroes, with plenty of time to hone techniques with an amazing team of mentors.
The Westfield Marion, Tea Tree Plaza and West Lakes are also hosting a food and wine weekend in-Centre on the 21st and 22nd of April in conjunction with Tasting Australia. Get the kids involved and let them have some cooking fun by registering them for Mini Foodies Masterclasses for children 6-12 with Sprout Cooking from just $10 per child, with a special gift to take home.
Rundle Mall at the Gawler Place Canopy is also celebrating South Australia's top producers and brand with the Urban Pantry and Cellar Door returning with a pop-up. The perfect stop in the bustling city centre, browse and sample flavours from an amazing range of iconic food and beverage brands - all for FREE! Check the program for more information here.
The Cube at d'Arenberg's surrealist ball may have sold out, but there's plenty in which to find solace. Head for the comforting Charred events for smoky, grilled, succulent and glorious! Back and on fire, the centrepiece of Town Square is the one to bring family and friends and settle in for an afternoon or evening of delicious food prepared by leading South Australian chefs, starring local ingredients. Charred features food vendors using fire as their primary heat source. Be seduced by the smoky scent of Charred and enjoy Andre's Cucina, Beyond India, Boston Bay Smallgoods, Comida, Forage Supply Co, Gelista, and much more.
After 10 days of immersing yourself in this foodie event, if you're feeling inspired to take a touch of Tasting Australia home, Superette will arm you with SA's best tools, tips and products to play pro in the comfort of your own home. These products will make every day will feel like a festival in your kitchen and dining room. Take home the memories too, of Spirit Awards and Festival Stars, and be thankful for the Creative Team and Ambassadors who bring it all to fruition, and the Alumni of people who make the produce shine. Check the website for more news and information, and the Facebook page event pages to stay updated with the conversation.