Two of inner-city Adelaide’s most popular food and wine destinations will transform into a sweet wonderland as part of the revitalised Tasting Australia. The eating and drinking festival will feature a street party catering especially for those with a passion for delectable desserts, creative cocktails and catchy beats.
Sweet Streets will be held along Leigh and Peel streets from 7pm on 3 May, with a range of existing and visiting traders to be part of the fun.
Tasting Australia creative director Simon Bryant said the streets would take on a light and dark theme for the night.
“Head to Leigh Street for light, fruity desserts and drinks like white espresso martinis from Coffee Branch, vanilla cupcakes from Cupcakes Please, Basque cheesecake from Udaberri and a Blue Lagoon-inspired cocktail from Bollywood,” Mr Bryant said.
“For a darker experience you’ll love Peel Street, which will feature treats including vodka cocktails and dessert pizza from Barbushka and churros with chilli hot chocolate from Chihuahua.”
DJ Henri will be spinning records in Leigh Street, while DJs from the local collective Sons of Fuzz will keep everyone along Peel Street in a party mood.
“Entry is free to Sweet Streets, and there will be a canopy of lights and extra street furniture on hand to ensure people can sit down and enjoy the atmosphere,” Mr Bryant said.
“Tasting Australia is all about experiences, not just events, and Sweet Streets will be a chance to sample drinks and desserts from a fantastic range of local traders while enjoying a fun night out.”
This event is in partnership with the Creating a Vibrant City priority which focuses on revitalising the city where people choose to live, spend time, work and invest. The Sweet Streets event demonstrates the city’s small streets and laneways are alive with people of all ages enjoying food, wine, music and art.
“The small bars and amazing eateries tucked along our city streets are deservedly gaining an impressive reputation,” Mr Bryant said.
“We created Sweet Streets to encourage everyone to embrace that, grab their friends and be part of another first for Adelaide.”