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The Ultimate Guide to Tasting Australia 2024

From cocktail masterclasses to multi-course feasts, this mouth-watering event has it all.

Mallee Estate

Ready your knife and fork because Adelaide’s premium food festival is back this autumn. The sights, sounds, smells and flavours of Tasting Australia return across multiple South Australian destinations from the 3rd to the 12th of May. Headquartering in the Town Square location of Victoria Square North/ Tarntanyangga, the event has a jam-packed line up of foodie events including masterclasses, special talks and feasts galore.

Here are our top picks for the most sumptuous Tasting Australia 2024 events to whet your appetite and leave you asking for second helpings.

Tasting Australia Adelaide: Food Experiences $100+

Soi 38

Soi 38 x Porkfat: Bangkok to Sydney to Adelaide

Two iconic Thai restaurants in Australia, Soi 38 and Porkfat, are coming together for one very special lunch: Bangkok to Sydney to Adelaide. Porkfat chef, Narin ‘Jack’ Kulasai will be joining the Soi 38 tam in a celebration of Thai cuisine, bringing a bespoke four course meal to attendees, with paired beverages for each course. Porkfat is currently dominating Sydney's food scene and is one of the best Australian restaurants at the moment, so there's no better opportunity for Adelaideans to experience a taste of the restaurant in their home town.

4th May

$220 per person

74 Pirie Street, Adelaide


OzHarvest: Dinner With Purpose

OzHarvest is partnering with Adelaide Oval to deliver a Dinner with Purpose. You can dine reassured the money you paid for your ticket is all going toward a good cause - delivering OzHarvest meals to South Australians in need - all while enjoying a three course dinner. While you enjoy your meal, CEO Ronni Kahn will share her story of why she founded OzHarvest, and her mission to minimise food waste. And guess what - your meal will also have zero food waste!

9th May

$120 per person

War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

South Australian Museum

Adelaide Hills Comes to North Terrace

If you're a foodie, chances are you love learning about where your food and drink comes from. The story behind the dish - or wine - is always an interesting one, and you can learn all about it on this dinner, wherein Adelaide Hills Comes to North Terrace. South Australian Museum senior geologist Ben McHenry will tell you about Adelaide Hills' typography while you indulge in a four course dinner, paired with wines from the Adelaide Hills region. Don't mind if we do!

North Terrace, Adelaide

Chardonnay Heroes

Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Heroes

For a unique dining and wining experience, head to Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Heroes. Alongside a three course dinner, you'll be able to taste the trophy-winning chardonnays from the Adelaide Hills Wine Show, all while learning what sets each individual wine apart from one another. Learn from the winemakers themselves, and enjoy a bonus blanc de blanc on arival.

9th May to 10th May

$155 per person

34 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun

Tasting Australia Adelaide: Food Experiences Less Than $100

The Mile End Hotel

The Mile End Dinner

A set menu dinner at an affordable price? Sign us up! The Mile End Dinner is a six course tasting menu exploring different meats and produce from across Adelaide and South Australia. Set up in Mile End Hotel's beer garden, this is a laid back and delightful dinner that you won't want to miss.

9th May

$80 per person

30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End


Ultimate LOT.100 Party

Head to the Adelaide Hills for the Ultimate LOT.100 Party. This party celebrates all things food and wine, with a range of tasty selection on the menu. There will be multiple kitchens, guest chefs, and food available including woodfired pizza, open-fire meats and vegetables, seafood cheese, foraged food and more. Pair your meal with drink choices including gin, beer and juice. Trust us when we say you won't wantto miss this.

11th May

From $65 per person

68 Chambers Roa, Hay Valley

Parkside Hotel

Parkside Dinner

When we say this five course dinner is not one to miss, we mean it. The Parkside Hotel is hosting a Parkside Dinner, inspired by Adelaide Hills lamb. As you've probably guessed, this dinner is filled with all things lamb. Start off with a saltbush damper before getting started on lamb croquettes, glazed lamb cutlet, sous vide and seared lamb rump, and finish off with a sheep’s milk yoghurt brulée for dessert. If lamb is your go-to meat, this is the dinner for you.

9th May

$85 per person

142 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside

Adelaide Central Market

Flavours of the Market

Want to participate in tasting Australia, but don't want to spend a pretty penny? You'll love Flavours of the Market at Adelaide Central Market. It's on both Fridays of Tasting Australia, and there's no shortage of activities to do while you're here. From cooking demonstrations from food waste advocate and MasterChef alum Mandy Hall to kids activities and an audio tour, this is the place to be for any food lover. There's also live music to keep you entertained while you wander through the market!

3rd May and 10th May

Free entry

44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

The Flour Shed

Pizza Pizza Seltzer

This event is any pizza lover's dream - and it certainly helps that it's only $60. Pizza Pizza Seltzer is exactly what it sounds like: a celebration of pizza, seltzer and more pizza. Bite into three pizza courses during this dinner at The Flour Shed at Hart's Mill, and wash it down with the two seltzers you'll get to try during the dinner: Gangurru native river mint and watermelon, and native lime and strawberry. It's a unique, comforting-yet-refreshing experience you'll be sore to miss.

7th May

$60 per person

9A Mundy Street, Port Adelaide

Tasting Australia Adelaide: Drinks

Mallee Estate

Paint and Sip

We all know and love the classic paint and sip - but this one has a unique, boozy twist. Instead of painting canvases, Mallee Estate is giving you two wine glasses to paint during your two hour, self-guided Paint and Sip. Let your imagination run wild and paint whatever you choose while you indulge in an endless stream of wine and cocktails alongside some delicious dips topped with feta and garlic oil. A creative activity wherein you get fed, have a tipple and walk away with a self-made keepsake? We're obsessed.

5th May

$75 per person

20055 Renmark Avenue, Renmark

Prohibition Liquor Co

Cocktail Making Class

There's never a bad time to brush up on your cocktail-making skills. Next Door Cocktail Bar and Prohibition Liquor Co have teamed up to deliver a gin cocktail making class that's bound to be a fun time for all involved. Sticking with a gin focus, you'll learn how to make two of Prohibition Liquor Co's signature cocktails, and be able to snack on an antipasto platter while you get to work.

4th May

$75 per person

22 Gilbert Street, Adelaide


2KW's Agave Evolution

Go on an immersive, agave-filled journey at 2KW, who is hosting an Agave Evolution during Tasting Australia in Adelaide. During this hour and a half session, an expert mixologist will teach you how to decipher and appreciate all the different types of agave, and you'll even be able to enjoy two different cocktails. You'll also learn how to make multiple different types of cocktails using the spirit, so you'll be going home with a head full of new creations to mix up.

8th May

$69 per person

2 King William Street, Adelaide

Hains & Co

A Speed Date With Whisky

This event is the fast & furious of the whisky world. Go on a speed date with whisky at Hains & Co, and determine which country's whisky is your favourite: Australia, Japan or Scotland. House of Suntory, Tin Shed Distilling Co. and Select Scotch Whisky have just 20 minutes to win your heart over and convince you why their whisky is the  best. You'll enjoy your whisky cocktail with a bite to eat, before it's onto the next. Who will win you over?

4th May

$130 per person

23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

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