Latin tunes & a 22kg tuna at the Adelaide Central Markets!

tunaThe Adelaide Central Market is the place to be this week to welcome your weekend!

Music @ the Market will hold its big finale for the season tonight, with yet another tasty cooking demonstration by Hilton Executive Chef Dennis Leslie, accompanied by funky Latin tunes.

The musical finale will make way for a fishy Saturday morning when the Hilton chefs will return to the Market to slice, dice and serve up a fresh 22kg tuna!

In readiness for Good Friday, and in the spirit of Easter and Lent, a 22kg tuna will be brought into the Market for Hilton chefs to both cook up and slice raw.

The tuna extravaganza will start from 10am and there’s plenty for everyone to taste.  For those brave enough to try the tuna sashimi, there will be wasabi and soy sauce for a truly Japanese experience.

“It’s not everyday we see a whole tuna, or get to work with a fish this big,” said Dennis today.

“With so many different cuts coming from the one fish, it’s exciting to show people what can be prepared at home.”

“On Saturday we will show how to serve up quick, simple and tasty tuna dishes. It will be a fantastic sight to see a fish of this size being broken down; it’s a rare opportunity in Adelaide.”

Adelaide Central Market manager, Roger Bryson, will conduct an auction at 10.45am for the front loin of the tuna. This cut of the fish is approximately 4kg and would usually cost around $60.00 per kilogram.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Time for Kids, an organisation that provides care and support for disadvantaged children in South Australia.

As part of Music @ the Market which began this month, Dennis has cooked alongside some very talented musicians of jazz and contemporary music, and tonight is no exception with the lively Latino sounds of the Mark Ferguson Trio from 6pm.

Music @ the Market has been an exciting and popular addition to the buzzing Friday Market. Each week Dennis Leslie has put on a show with his amazing cooking skills and sense of humour.

Tonight the visiting winery Bird in Hand will also be offering wine tastings to complement the evening of cooking and music.

Both big events will take place at the South West corner of the Market, near Providore and Zuma Café.

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