Tasting Australia: From Paddock to Plate
Adelaide is a hub for events and festivals in South Australia – which is known as the Festival State – and is renowned for food and wine. Studying the concept of ‘paddock to plate’ in my courses, I was keen to experience it for myself. The Tasting Australia event gave me the perfect opportunity!
Since 1997, Tasting Australia has been one of Australia’s most anticipated culinary festivals. The food festival supports local farmers who produce premium quality and ethically raised food. The best of the best!
In 2017 the theme for the street food markets was ‘Charred‘ (fire-cooked). In Adelaide’s Victoria Square, restaurants and producers sold gourmet delights from street stalls and master chefs showed off their skills to the crowds.
Tuckeroo Gourmet Foods: Inspired by Australian bush flavours. My friends and I tried the Braised Roo Tail Ossobucco. It was great – I just had to forget I was eating a kangaroo tail!
The Special Chefs Menu: The chef and menu changed daily. I tried Beef Ribs from Lyndoch Hill (in the Barossa Valley, a famous wine region) followed by a dessert called Flaming Bombe Alaska (coal-fired ice cream) from Gelista.
Tasting Australia was a great event to see the idea of ‘paddock to plate’ for myself.
Over to you
What’s been your best experience with Australian food? Do you have to a favourite place to eat out in Adelaide?