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Sitchu’s Guide to the Tasting Australia Winter Series

Explore the winter edition of Adelaide’s premium food festival filled with the finest SA produce.

Tasting Australia Winter
Tasting Australia Winter

Winter in South Australia serves up an endless menu of options for Adelaide foodies, which is why we were so excited to see the triumphant return of Tasting Australia with their Winter Series following the fantastic success of the 10 delicious days earlier this year.

In no time at all, the team are back and geared up to launch an entire month of events that showcase the finest food and beverages that South Australia has to offer.

We’ve rounded up the tastiest looking events for you to tuck into, with something to suit every taste and every budget.

Explore the full program that runs from 1st – 31st July and get your tickets booked in here.

South Australian Museum
South Australian Museum
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Exhibition Dinner

This is the premium event for any foodie with a penchant for science. A spectacular, inspired three-course dinner will be served up following from a special visit to The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition, inviting guests to be inspired as they celebrate the creative minds who call South Australia home.

Tickets $225pp

Friday 1st July, 6pm – 10pm

South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide

Gelista Curated Tasting + Tour 

Ever wanted the wine tasting experience for something other than wine? Gelati experts Gelista are here to make your dream a reality with their curated tasting experience, serving up six of their indulgent flavours alongside a pairing of local produce and beverages in a completely unique sensory experience.

Tickets $95pp

Saturday 9th July, 11:30am – 1pm or 2pm – 3:30pm

Gelista, 22 Forester Street, Ridleyton, Adelaide

Forage Supply Co.
Forage Supply Co.
Dark Forage

They say that when one sense is cut off, the others intensify. This is the experience offered at Dark Forage, a blind tasting experience like no other as you savour the tastes of South Australian wines sourced by Forage Supply Co. and vegan canapes to match in an intimate, pitch-black room. To make the tastes even better, you’ll be supporting the creator’s mission to tackle homelessness.

Tickets $65pp

Wednesday 20th July, sessions at 6pm – 7:30pm or 8pm – 9:30pm

Thursday 21st July, sessions at 6pm – 7:30pm or 8pm – 9:30pm

Arthur Art Bar, 66 Currie Street, Adelaide

Pike & Joyce
Pike & Joyce
Pike & Joyce Winter Avalanche in the Adelaide Hills 

Come for the five-course degustation menu, crafted by Head Chef Mathew Kinghorn, stay for the beautiful views that stretch out from across the hilltop. The multi-course meal will be paired with a mix of museum cellared and new release wines that will complement each dish perfectly on this winter’s afternoon of relaxed elegance.

Tickets $159pp

Sunday 24th July, 12pm - 5:30pm

Pike & Joyce, 730 Mawson Road, Lenswood, Adelaide Hills

Anchovy Bandit
Anchovy Bandit
The Bandit Chef Series with Jake Kellie

Following their delicious series of foodie events for Tasting Australia, Anchovy Bandit are back with their Mediterranean escape to warm you up from the cold. The Bandit’s Executive Chef and co-owner Shane Wilson is collaborating with Jake Kellie to rustle up a feast inspired by the traditions of Italy, created with South Australian produce.

Tickets $150pp

Sunday 24th July, sessions at 5:30pm – 8pm, 6pm – 8:30pm, 8pm – 10:30pm or 8:30pm – 11pm

Anchovy Bandit, 96 Prospect Road, Adelaide

Merrymaker Rooftop Bar
Merrymaker Rooftop Bar
Adelaide’s Highest Cheese Evening at Merrymaker Rooftop Bar

An event so good that when you close your eyes you’ll almost be tricked into believing you’re on holiday at a European ski resort. Merrymaker Rooftop Bar, the crowning glory of Adelaide’s Indigo Hotel, invites you to a selection of Adelaide’s best cheese from producers including Section 28 and the Smelly Cheese Shop with warm, gooey raclette cheese and pots of fondue ready for dipping.

Tickets $149pp

Sunday 31st July, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Merrymaker Rooftop Bar, 23-29 Market Street, Adelaide

The Shearing Shed
The Shearing Shed
Sensorium - Land, Sea, Earth on Kangaroo Island

Planning a trip to Kangaroo Island for a cosy winter getaway? Make sure you don’t miss out on this bespoke dining experience from Gastronomo – the team behind the Enchanted Fig Tree. Bookings are limited to small groups, serving up an eight-course tasting menu sampled from seasonal produce straight from the Island and surrounding areas including Goolwa pipis, kangaroo and a sampling flight of premium wines.

Tickets $375pp

Saturday 23rd July, 12pm – 4pm

Sunday 24th July, 12pm – 4pm

Saturday 30th July, 12pm – 4pm

Sunday 31st July, 12pm – 4pm

The Shearing Shed, 5995 North Coast Road, Kangaroo Island

Rumi Palace
Rumi Palace
Middle East Feast

Discover something new with one of Adelaide’s hidden gem restaurants – Rumi Palace Restaurant on Prospect Road. They are hosting a Middle East Feast full of the rich aromas and flavours from Afghan and Persian-style dishes from shared entrees to mains, finished up with individual desserts and Persian tea.

Tickets $58pp

Wednesday 27th July, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Rumi Palace Restaurant, 2/303 Prospect Road, Adelaide

Market & Meander
Market & Meander
Winter Reds at Market & Meander 

If you’ve experienced absolutely anything from the folks at Market & Meander, one of the most Instagrammable spots in Adelaide, then you already know that you’re in for a good time. They’re championing the ‘Winter’ in Tasting Australia’s Winter Series with Barossa’s Hentley Farm red wines to compliment a five course extravaganza featuring the finest meats and cheeses to boot, all while enjoying stories of South Australia’s rich food tapestry from Gabriele and the event’s produce suppliers.

Tickets $339pp

Wednesday 6th July, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Market & Meander, 23-29 Market Street, Adelaide

Keep up to date with Adelaide’s year-round calendar of the Best Festivals to make sure you don’t miss out, or continue exploring South Australia’s inspired food and drink options and the newest openings in town.