Tasting Australia is well and truly underway, and we’ve seen Victoria Square transformed into a foodie’s paradise.
Donned the “Town Square,” it’s the perfect place to meet your friends, grab a drink, and discover some of the best produce South Australia has to offer. Not to mention it’s open every day of the festival, and with free entry, there’s no excuse not to be a part of the festivities!
Click here for a full rundown of what’s on in the Town Square.
Tasting Australia are also putting on a whole host of events over the course of the week, so we’ve scouted out a few that’ll give you a more in-depth look at Adelaide’s culinary scene… but be quick, ‘cause these tickets are selling out fast!
STREET FOOD OF SUKHUMVIT SOI 38
Pultney St’s Sukhumvit Soi 38 takes its name from the famous street food address in Bangkok, so there’s no surprise it has become a go-to for traditional Thai fare. And now head chef Terry Intarakhamhaeng teams up with Tasting Australia to bring us his seasonal tasting menu. This is a culinary experience not to be missed, where you can learn the origins of street food, enjoy a cooking demonstration and taste five iconic dishes crafted with Central Market produce… each paired with South Australian wines!
The Market Kitchen, Adelaide Central Market / Thursday 5 May / 5.30pm / $120pp
BUTCHER’S BLOCK AT THE ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET KITCHEN
The Central Market is oozing with culture, and this exclusive venue is the perfect way to get a feel for everything the Adelaide icon has to offer. With a focus on good quality cuisine, the team behind the Butcher’s Block will be serving up a tasting plate menu featuring produce from Something Wild, followed by Providore desserts. While your eats will be paired with local craft beers from Pirate Life, whose CEO Michael Cameron will play host for the evening. And did we mention live music?
The Market Kitchen, Adelaide Central Market / Friday 6 May / 6pm / $55pp
TAKING THE BEST FOOD PHOTOS
It’s no secret we love a bit of foodie photography, but now we’ve got the opportunity to hone our skills and get amongst the atmosphere of Tasting Australia. Two birds, one stone! Grant Nowell has been a magazine and newspaper photographer for forty years, shooting everything from food and wine, to fashion and architecture… so it’s safe to say you’re in good hands. Gear up for a photo presentation, Q&A, and a light tasting lunch from the Kangaroo Island Market stall!
The Market Kitchen, Adelaide Central Market / Friday 6 May / 1pm / $55pp
LOAVES AND FISHES
Internationally acclaimed bakers hailing from the US, Josey Baker and Jeffrey Hamelman, join a panel of local legends in discussing all things wheat, grains and our oldest staple foods… bread and fish. Artisan bakers will be dishing up their baked goods alongside South Australia’s barbecued, smoked or baked catch-of-the-day. And it’ll all be laid out on family-style tables in the lofty comfort of Harts Mill. The Loaves and Fishes team have enlisted the help of The Timbers to deliver rollicking live music throughout the evening, so bring the family!
Harts Mill, Port Adelaide / Friday 6 May / 7pm / $70pp or $170 family ticket (two adults, two children)
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
It’s not always easy to decide on a Mother’s Day present, but we’ve got an idea your mum’s bound to love. Why not treat her to a picnic laden with continental pastries, baked goods, yoghurts, muesli, dried fruits, small goods and cheese, and share it with the whole family in Tasting Australia’s Town Square? And to follow up your feast, there are a whole heap of carefully curated events that pay homage to women making their mark in the food and wine industry.
Town Square (Victoria Square) / Sunday 8 May / 10am / $65 for up to four people
Tasting Australia runs until Sunday 8 May.
Images via Tasting Australia.