Tasting Australia is on again right here in South Australia where there is plenty of quality produce. This event is held by SA Tourism every two years and has a mighty good line up of chefs and people from the food industry attracting tens of thousands of foodies from around Australia. Being South Australia’s biggest gastronomic festival, I’m pretty excited that it’s in Adelaide and I don’t have to travel (well except by car/bus)! Tasting Australia festival runs from 26 April to 3 May 2012 and I’m looking at the event calendar wishing I could attend everything.
Some of the guest celebrities this year include Guy Grossi, George Calombaris, Andre Ursini, Matt Moran, Matt Preston, Matt Stone, the charming Miguel Maestre, Pete Evans, our own Poh Ling Yeow and Maggie Beer, Stephanie Alexander and Sammy and Bella the winners of My Kitchen Rules 2011.
I’m keen on a few things, firstly the Bank SA Feast for the Senses would be the perfect day out with families and friends with free entry and abundance of food and drink stalls as well as demonstrations. It’s on Saturday 28 April and Sunday 29 April at Elder Park. Is anyone going?
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Secondly, I’d love to attend Spanish Sunday sessions with Miguel Maestre. It’s Miguel, enough said. This one is held on 29 April at Mesa Lunga Restaurant on Gouger Street at $135pp. It’s a tapas lunch with wine from Clare Valley. Otherwise, Locavore’s Spanish Inquisition in Stirling on Tuesday May 1 which is an 8 course dinner with wines and a live paella cooking demonstration. Tickets are $175pp.
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I’m also thinking of attending the Food and Wine writing course but I’ll have to see how I can work it around my work schedule. Also it’s a bit of moola! Is anyone keen or has anyone done a similar course before? How did you find it? The course costs $440 and rungs from Thursday April 26 to Monday April 30.
As my partner is British, I’m pretty keen on the Best of British Dinner on Monday night 30 April at Intercontinental for $195pp featuring UK Chef of the year Mark Hix joined by Simon Bryant, Matthew Kemp and Jeremy Strode. I heard the meal promises some interesting combinations with calves tongue, eel, cheese and good old pudding on the menu.