Get those trusty stretchy pants ready – Tasting Australia’s program for 2019 is out and it is looking like a seriously tasty 10 days.
Returning for its 22nd year, the eating and drinking festival is on April 5-14 2019, when Adelaide and its surrounding regions will become a paradise of events showcasing food, wine, beer and spirits.
The first program has been released today with more than 90 events, with tickets also on sale from today.
Festival director Simon Bryant (The Cook and The Chef), programming director Jock Zonfrillo (Restaurant Orana) and beverage director Nick Stock have put together the program, tapping into some of the hottest talent in the industry, both from across the world and closer to home.
Guest chefs coming for the occasion include Alex Atala (D.O.M, Brazil), David Thompson and Peter Gilmore (Quay), Shinobu Namea (L’Effervescence, Tokyo), Manu Buffera (Restaurant Manu, Brazil), Mat Lindsay (Poly and Ester, Sydney) and O’Tama Carey (Lankan Filling Station, Sydney).
And it’s not just all about Adelaide.
Tasting Australia Airlines is returning this year, so you can head out on foodie adventures on charter flights to Coffin Bay, Kangaroo Island, Mayura Station, Flinders Ranges and the Barossa.
You can also head out on an epicurean flotilla on the Murray River, or a surf safari and seafood feast on the Yorke Peninsula with chefs Darren Robertson (Three Blue Ducks) and Simon Burr (Olfactory Inn) providing delicious fare during peak crayfish season.
Or right in the heart of the city, you can top up your wine knowledge, glass by glass, at a series of wine masterclasses at East End Cellars.
Tickets for Tasting Australia events are are available now at tastingaustralia.com.au.