Tasting Australia 2018

With a delicious program of more than 140 events across 10 days and 11 regions in South Australia, the nation’s pre-eminent eating and drinking festival opens this Friday!

Restaurants, wineries, markets and businesses throughout South Australia have contributed 80 events reaching from Flinders Ranges to the Limestone Coast.

The event, based around South Australia is proving incredibly popular with strong sales across the board. About a quarter of the events are already sold out, including the five debut flights for Tasting Australia Airlines, several East End Cellars Masterclasses and Glasshouse Kitchen dinners.

The festival’s opening gala, which sold out in 24 hours – The d’Arenberg Cube Surrealist Ball – will be the first major event held at d’Arenberg’s celebrated new Cube and is set to channel the venue’s imaginative and whimsical spirit.

Festival Director, Chef Simon Bryant (The Cook and Chef) said the next edition of the festival is set to be its best yet.

“It’s always exciting to see the public get out and meet producers, try new ingredients, sample different wines and share their experiences during the festival. We are all about people, place and produce and the incredible program for 2018 shows that.”

Festival programming director Jock Zonfrillo (from Australia’s best restaurant as awarded by Gourmet Traveller, Orana) said there was plenty to look forward to.

“Adelaide is a hotspot in Australia’s current wave of creativity in food and wine, so for some of the best experiences in the country, keep an eye out for Tasting Australia ticket releases as they won’t last.”

Tasting Australia began in 1997 and became annual in 2017 where more than 52,000 people attended the free festival hub, and more than half of the 131 ticketed events sold out. The event is owned and managed by the South Australian Government via Events South Australia.

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