Do you love French food? Of course you do. If you want to make like Katy Perry and sing “bon appétit baby” at the top of your lungs while indulging in mouthwatering food, Adelaide Central Market has you covered.
Next week the Markets will host a French inspired program of free and ticketed events to celebrate Bastille Day on Friday, 14 July. From a pop-up crepe bar by Market Bread Bar, to free cooking demonstrations with Le Cordon Bleu, there are a plethora of events for lovers of French cuisine and cooking.
Adelaide Central Market Authority (ACMA) General Manager Aaron Brumby said the Bastille Day celebrations would highlight the Market’s extensive range of French fare and immerse customers in a day of French food and culture.
“We’re excited to be able to express French culture through the produce our customers love like pastries, bread, smallgoods, truffles and of course, cheese. Like the French, South Australians have a strong passion for good food and Bastille Day gives us a chance to celebrate our shared appreciation,” Mr Brumby said.
The Bastille Day program will also feature a free tasting table of speciality French products, screening of the Tour De France, French champagne tasting, performances by Louise Blackwell Quartet and free activities for the kids including cupcake decorating, a balloon giveaway and face painting.
Lovers of cheese will be transported to the French Alps with a Raclette Party hosted by The Smelly Cheese Shop. A Grote Street shopfront will be transformed for a night filled with French music, champagne, the finest French cheeses and a mini raclette machine to take home.
Fans of Poh Ling Yeow’s Jamface Central stall at the Market, will attend a ticketed Parisian experience with a six-course French menu designed and cooked by Poh and matched with French wines available to purchase on the night.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without a cake – in this case a giant Eiffel Tower cake created by Market trader, Dough. Market-goers will be able to enjoy a slice of cake for a gold coin donation with proceeds going to local charity, OzHarvest, which rescues food and delivers meals to South Australian men, women and children in need.
The Bastille Day celebrations will be officially opened by Market Chair Nick Begakis AO and The Hon Susan Close MP, Minister for Education and Child Development, Minister for Higher Education and Skills and Chair of the French Engagement Advisory Group.
Visit adelaidecentralmarket.com for more information.