Foodies unite! Tasting Australia is back so prepare to indulge in Australia’s best food and beverage this autumn 2021.
It’s time to clear your calendars because everyone’s favourite eating and drinking festival is fast approaching. For 10 straight days starting from Friday 30 April 2021, Tasting Australia is set to serve up heavenly flavours, aromas and experiences all jam-packed into beautiful South Australia.
Tasting Australia showcases some of the nations finest chefs, restaurateurs, producers, winemakers in a full-bodied program of long lunches, farm tours, masterclasses and exclusive dinners set to amaze all who attend.
With over 140 events across the 10 days, Tasting Australia has endless options of delicious food and drink with plenty that are certain to tickle your fancy. So if the sound of this is making your mouth water, then here are the 10 best events to eat through 2021’s Tasting Australia in 2021.
Beer lovers this one’s for you! The Kensi is hosting the best collaboration with local South Australian craft breweries. This event includes a six-course beergustation with all produce sourced locally from South Australia. Each delicious course will be paired with an equally tasty beer while you enjoy the chat from both the brewers and the chefs behind this event.
Vegan Night Out
For the ultimate night out , head to the Mawson Lakes Hotel for the best curated vegan menu during Tasting Australia 2021. You can expect three courses of full-flavoured vegan delights sourced from the best cruelty-free produce. With your meals accompanied with organic South Australia wine, you’ll never want to leave!
Ambleside Distillers vs Animus Distillery ft. Something Wild
The gloves are on gin drinkers. Victoria’s Animus Distillery and South Australia’s Ambleside Distillers are going head-to-head with their award-winning gins and you will decide on the winner! Each tasting will be paired with canapés provided by the Something Wild team while you sit back and enjoy the display of state pride and heavenly gins.
Butcher's Block Presented by Australian Good Meat: Lamb
If you love your lamb and eager to refine your butchery skills, this one hour masterclass is here to help. Industry professional, Doug Piper, will deliver this interactive class focusing on unique cuts and how to incorporate them in your cooking. Joined by a series of Aussie lamb farmers, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the paddock to plate process and what makes Australian lamb so delicious.
Taste Our Market
The Adelaide Central Markets has been an iconic element of South Australian food culture for over 150 years. The market will be hosting an array of free events and activities showcasing the best produce on offer. So wander through the markets and let the smells and tastes inspire you to create delicious meals of your own.
The Tasting Table: Cullen Wines
Pull up a seat at the Tasting Table and sip on the best of Margaret River’s drops with Cullen Wines. Join Western Australia’s innovator Vanya Cullen who has over 40 years experience in the industry creating highly praised wines ranging from cabernet merlot, chardonnay, malbec, and sauvignon blanc-semillon to name a few. So if you are a self-proclaimed sommelier, you won’t want to miss this one.
Angler Sustainable & Ethically Sourced Seafood
Are you a fan of seafood? Do you love your seafood to be ethically sourced? Angler is proud to be South Australia’s first sustainable fishery. At this event you can expect the menu to be guided by the day’s catch. You will indulge in a seven-course meal paired with drinks set to fill your seafood needs. You won’t only be going home with a full belly, but also with the chef’s tips on how to create delectable seafood meals yourself.
Veneziano Coffee Sensory Experience
Is coffee a daily essential for you? Join the Veneziano Coffee Roasters for this sensory experience which will boost your love of the daily drip. You will try three coffees with distinct flavour profiles set to heighten your senses. Former World Barista Champion, Pete Licata and head trainer at Veneziano, Mike Wells, will let you in on all the tips and tricks for creating these scrumptious caffeinated drinks at home.
Seed & Soil
Seed & Soil is where vegetarian food is a 10-out-of-10. This event will change your opinion on the cuisine and show you how extraordinary eating vegetarian can be. Three passionate, plant-based chefs – Paul Carmichael, Mark Labrooy and Kane Pollard – have curated a four-course meal using the freshest and tastiest produce paired with delicious beverages to match. This will absolutely be a memorable, meat-free moment.
D'Arenberg Vinatge Tour and Harvest Lunch
This event is the perfect day out in beautiful McLaren Vale so be prepared for gastronomical excellence at the d’Arenberg vineyard. You can expect a tour from the eccentric chief winemaker Chester Osborn who will show you the ins and outs of the d’Arenberg cellars, followed by a multi-course seasonal menu curated by South Australia legend, Peter Reschke. This magical blend of truly inspiring wine and food will leave guests thrilled.
Overall, Tasting Australia is definitely one you don’t want to miss! If you are eager to find out more about Tasting Australia 2021, head to their website to explore what events they have to offer before it’s too late.
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