Then, this is your lucky week! The food-fuelled festival Tasting Australia is back this year and they have stepped up the game, setting up an Urban Pantry and Cellar Door, right in the heart of Rundle Mall. This will involve the participation of over 30 local brands, businesses, and producers who will take visitors through a diverse range of flavours in an enjoyable manner. This event is easily accessible and free to anyone visiting the Mall and does not require prior bookings. This is a great way for locals and tourists visiting the Mall to celebrate the amazing flavours of South Australia.
Established in 1997, Tasting Australia celebrates our food heroes, who bring a unique taste to the South Australian food and wine culture. This will be the first time that Tasting Australia will incorporate Rundle Mall into their program, and visitors can expect a wholesome experience, where they can discover the hidden gems that originate from all around our swtate.
The platter sent by the South Australian food gods themselves
Held in the Gawler Place Canopy, visitors who are shopping or taking a stroll down the busy CBD strip or looking for something relaxing to do during their lunch break can look forward to delicious tasters of locally made products. If you're there at the right time, you might even get a chance to meet and greet some of the local producers, who will be offering free tastings of their products, in addition to giving talks about their business(es). Everything from grain crackers by Levodo to cheese by Udder Delights or coffee by Mondays will be available at the Urban Pantry and Cellar Door.
The Urban Pantry (running from April 29 - May 7) allows customers and visitors the opportunity to not only score some samples of South Australian produce, but also learn some fun foodie facts, including the story behind the businesses; the process of making the products using locally sourced ingredients; and the secrets about what makes their products stand out in flavour and texture. It will also give you a one-on-one experience with the makers themselves / guest speakers.
The Cellar Door has been organized by The Propaganda Club, where visitors are invited to sample fresh wines, cheese, and even oil - all of which has been made in South Australia. These are the perfect accompaniments to go with a sampler of the local boutique beers, wines, and spirits that boast of quality and unique flavours. Make sure you stop by and get the inside scoop behind what the Cellar Door has on offer. Staff from the Propaganda Club will also be onsite to create beautiful cocktail concoctions that will infuse these local delicacies into their mix - from Honeycomb Vodka to Sloe Negroni.
Tasting Australia will have your food and drink needs sorted this week!
The Grazing Trail (running from May 5 - May 7) is a 3-day event towards the end of this week, where visitors can go on a free, self-guided tour through Rundle Mall and experience the beautiful flavours of tea, coffee, wine, and chocolates, which will be available for free tastings in the little lanes and arcades of the Mall. Visitors will also receive a free gift bag that will be filled with iconic South Australian goodies, so you can rest assured that your pantry will be well-stocked by the end of this festival.
This festival will run from Saturday (April 29) to Sunday (May 7), so make sure you stop by the Urban Pantry and Cellar Door in Rundle Mall to enjoy some of the best and most beautiful tastes of South Australian produce.
For more details on this exciting week-long event, head over to the [LINK=http://rundlemall.com/tastingaustralia/]official website and start planning your journey towards self-discovery and enlightenment of the tastes of our beautiful state of South Australia.
Special thanks to PPR Australia for the invite to the launch of this spectacular event. The guests were treated to a lively and energetic atmosphere and of course, the succulent samplers of the products of our local businesses, which has certainly set the mood for rest of the festival.
Grab a drink from the Cellar Door (by the Propaganda Club)