It’s the last weekend of Tasting Australia – sad times huh. We never want it to end. We’ve been spoilt with top notch chefs, incredible South Australian produce, fabulous masterclasses, great South Australian booze and so much more. One week isn’t enough that’s for sure. So make the most of this weekend and check out what’s happening at Tasting Australia while you still can. As many of you might know, every day of the festival heroes a different South Australian region.
Today, Friday 5 May, we’re discovering the Fleuieu Peninsulatoday. Here’s what’s on:
The Fleurieu Peninsula Tasting Australia event Heroines Soul to Glass follows Thursday’s Heroines Table event at the Salopian Inn. It will be hosted and curated by Gill Gordon-Smith from fall from grace and features more than 20 female beverage purveyors.
Guests will sample, sip and meet many of the talented women working in McLaren Vale, Barossa, the Adelaide Hills and beyond.
Tasting Australia creative director Simon Bryant said Heroines Soul to Glass celebrated the breadth of talent in South Australia.
“We have so many amazing artisans throughout the state and it’s always wonderful to be in a room filled with energy, creativity and talent,” he said.
“Heroines Soul to Glass will be a really special event, a moment in time that cannot be replicated.”
South Australia’s world-class regions will continue to shine at Tasting Australia today with a variety of regional events taking place.
From the Fleurieu Peninsula to the Flinders Ranges, the Murraylands and all that’s in between, Tasting Australia events will travel far and wide on Friday 5 May into South Australia’s stunning regions and offer immersive culinary experiences like no other.
Events include Vale to Sea, Saltram Underground Tour with Chefs Choice 5 Course Feast, Fizzology @ Sinclair’s Gully, Lunch in the Stables, The Lane ‘Provenance’ Lunch, Taste the Murraylands Degustation, Lamb Tasting at Rawnsley Park, Experience Chocolate, Eat Ediacara and Wakefield Grange Southern Grill.
Back in Adelaide, Town Square’s showpiece restaurant – Glasshouse Kitchen and East End Cellars – will feature exceptional South Australian produce and beverages South Australia’s finest serving an unforgettable showcase of the State’s greatest assets.
Brown, who recently launched Hardy’s Verandah at Mount Lofty House, Colwill – the mastermind of the gastronomic great Hentley Farm and avid forager – and Adelaide’s best chef Baker of Botanic Gardens Restaurant will bring their own regional nous and innovative approach to the pans for this exciting collaboration.
During the day, ‘Prince of Pasta’ Mitch Orr one of the most highly acclaimed young chefs in Australia will star in Charred at Town Square from 11.30am to 2.30pm.