After announcing its postponement last week, Australia’s premier eating and drinking festival – Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel – will return to Adelaide and regional South Australia from 9 to 18 October 2020.
The 10-day event will continue to showcase the best of South Australian food, wine and beverage experiences, delivering a program that invites foodies and wine lovers to celebrate.
Events South Australia Executive Director Hitaf Rasheed said Tasting Australia not only generates economic benefit for the state, but it is hoped the announcement of the new date can give confidence to the food and beverage sector and so many who are doing it tough right now.
“Tasting Australia is one of the country’s leading food and beverage festivals, so it’s hearteningto be able to secure a new date for the 2020 event, one which promises to be extra special for all involved,” says Ms. Rasheed.
“The world is enduring an unprecedented set of circumstances right now. There’s never been a more important time to support each other. We hope Tasting Australia will be able to provide that support to our events sector, our regions, our local, national and international chefs and producers, and our culinary tourism businesses.”
The new dates have the full support of Premier Steven Marshall, who says the announcement is good news for the state.
“We look forward to the revised Tasting Australia schedule to mark our visitor economy getting back to normal,” says Mr. Marshall.
“This is an important event for our state and our community that showcases our wonderfulfood, wine and hospitality scene.”
International headliner Marco Pierre White has confirmed his availability for the festival’s newdates, alongside national festival ambassadors Matt Moran and Darren Robertson. Local talent including Maggie Beer, Emma McCaskill, Karena Armstrong, Paul Baker, Adam Liston, Duncan Welgemoed and festival patron Cheong Liew have also stated they are onboard with the new dates.
Although the new dates come from the decision to postpone Tasting Australia due to COVID- 19 regulations, Festival Director Simon Bryant says the move to spring offers great opportunity for the festival.
“Springtime is absolutely beautiful in South Australia and the abundance of produce we will have at our fingertips is exciting for me and all the chefs involved,” says Mr. Bryant.
“Holding the event in October will add exciting new experiences to Tasting Australia, allowing us to deliver exceptional menus that highlight the best produce South Australia has to offer. Ican’t wait to show our visiting chefs and winemakers the state in all its springtime glory.”
People who already hold tickets to a Tasting Australia event will have the option of transferring their ticket over to the new dates or have the option to request a refund should the new dates not be suitable. All ticketholders will receive communication directly today.
Visit www.tastingaustralia.com.au for all the latest festival news.
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