There’ll be truffles and degustations and plenty of wine: Tasting Australia’s Winter Series is back, and the beloved foodie festival is taking over our social calendars this July.
The whirlwind Tasting Australia came and went in the blink of an eye, attracting over 60,000 people to the festival hub Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga. Across ten days, 200 immersive events unfolded across the state, encouraging South Aussies to discover the incredible produce and locations in SA’s backyard.
It was fun and fast-paced. But now it’s time to slow down and soak up the excellence of our culinary scene, with a range of intimate events spanning the state across July.
Ignite your senses and connect with the rugged landscape on Kangaroo Island at the Sensorium eight-course degustation. Think fresh pipis and abalini cooked over the coals of a roaring open fire, fresh air and a rustic fare curated by acclaimed chef Nick Hannaford, set against the unspoiled backdrop of KI.
SA culinary powerhouses Tom Tilbury and Kane Pollard are joining forces for a feast featuring native plants, herbs, seeds and premium meat and seafood in an evening inspired by nature. The Wild At Heart dinner draws on the duo’s love of foraging for wild ingredients, using the seasons to guide the construction of the four-course evening. See Tilbury and Pollard work in an open-plan kitchen and enjoy paired wine from Wangolina and Scintilla Wines.
For the decadent, eleven is bringing the Adelaide Hills to the heart of the CBD with a curated experience featuring five truffle-inspired courses and premium red wine. Hosted by Callum Hann, Themis Chryssidis, and Adelaide’s ‘Mushroom Man’, Marco Marinelli, the evening strives to be educational and entertaining.
Other program highlights include award-winning chef Jake Kellie joining Anchovy Bandit for a night of Mediterranean magic at the Prospect pizza restaurant and a night exploring the nuances of Japanese pub culture and hot sake at Yakitori Takumi.
Spend time getting to know what makes South Australia the food capital of Australia. The Tasting Australia Winter Series runs from July 1 to July 31, spanning the state with unique events to celebrate our winter produce.