If you live in South Australia, or are planning on being there between April 29 and May 6, keep some space in your diary for Tasting Australia.
This biennial food and wine event features world famous celebrity guests and Australian talent presenting classes and demonstrations. We’ll also be presenting a special lunch with Maeve O’Meara and a dinner with Peter Evans.
Plus, we’ll explore the food and wine matching and food and wine travel writing at the Feast for the Senses and Word of Mouth sessions on Sunday 2nd May at Elder Park in the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct.
Congratulations to our competition winner R. Gregg from Cammeray and a lucky friend, who will enjoy a package to indulge their senses at Tasting Australia.
Her winning entry describes dinner with the Naked Chef “Tasty tidbits, morsels and bites, Blood-red drinks sipped in the night, with 'tastiest' chef Jamie Oliver, with irreverence and wines Nought could be holier!”
Lunch with Maeve O'Meara at Peter Lehmann Wines
Set on the banks of the meandering Para River amongst tall red gums and sweeping lawns, the Peter Lehmann Wines Cellar Door provides an idyllic setting for this intimate luncheon.
An indulgence for the senses, the menu has been hand crafted to create a vibrant and uniquely Barossa flavour, featuring produce from local gourmet suppliers such as Maggie Beer, Barossa Farm Produce and Linkes Butcher.
Begin with roaming nibbles in the beautiful garden, and then sit down to a delicious shared meal, complemented by a selection of Peter Lehmann wines. Complete the occasion with a seasonal dessert and a shared plate of cheese from local and South Australian producers.
Date: Thursday 29th April
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Peter Lehmann Winery, Para Road, Tanunda
Cost: $95 per person, bookings essential
Bookings and information: Contact the Peter Lehmann Wines Cellar Door on (08) 8563 2100
Feast for the Senses – Food and Wine Matching
Saturday May 1st or Sunday 2nd May
Adelaide Riverbank Precinct, Elder Park
Mark your diary to be in Adelaide on Saturday May 1st or Sunday 2nd May for the Feast for the Senses. Make sure you visit us at our Taste of Wine Selectors marquee between 11am - 5pm for a food and wine matching masterclass with Chef Peter Howard and wine educator Michael Quirk. Match a fine Tasmanian Sparkling wine, with King Island Dairy cheese. Then enjoy a main course created by Peter Howard next to a Hunter and Barossa Semillon. Then finish with an exotic Barbera partnered with some Lindt Chocolate. Cost is only $10, pay on the day. Sorry, no forward bookings.
Word of Mouth Sunday
Sunday 2nd May
Adelaide Riverbank Precinct, Elder Park
Word of Mouth goes beyond the earlier food, wine and beer writers' festivals. Word of Mouth is a celebration of the spoken and written word in food and wine-related matters. It’s a great opportunity to meet and learn more about some of the people who help shape the way we eat and drink.
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Its often regarded as the best job in the world: to be a travel writer. But is it such a junket? Is it all soft beds and free food? Who wants to be a food and travel writer? The experts are quizzed: Andy Harris, Paul Diamond and Winsor Dobbin.
4:15pm to 4:45pm
... make me a match. Are there any rights and wrongs when it comes to pairing wine with food? Or food with wine? Are we too obsessive in our quest for the perfect match? Former sommelier and publisher of Selector magazine, Paul Diamond; respected wine writer Nick Ryan; food & wine writer Peter Howard and lapsed winemaker and TV cook Ian Parmenter try to shed some light on this colourful topic.
Selector magazine presents Simply South Australia with Pete Evans
Join the Lion Hotel, Celebrity Chef Pete Evans and Jerry Fraser Oyster Shucker Extraordinaire for a special dinner celebrating the finest produce South Australia has to offer. This special four-course menu is matched with regionally specific wines to heighten the local experience.
Date: Wednesday 5th May
Location: The Lion Hotel Restaurant, 161 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
Bookings and information: Phone (08) 8367 0222