Tasting Australia 2023. Town Square.
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Tasting Australia brings life to Adelaide and the regions of South Australia, encouraging people to try and taste something new and to celebrate world class food and beverage experiences on offer in this year’s festival programme. Attracting some of the most talented and influential chefs in our industry, the program highlights the vital partnerships between local food producers and venues including working farms, breweries, wineries, beverage producers and tourism operators, making for special and memorable experiences.
Chefs Table Series: The Bush Table
When: Fri 5th May 7pm
Where: The Dining Room, Town Square
Cost: $600 pp
Our new Chef’s Table brings you closer to stars of the professional kitchen and the brilliance of their craft. Twenty seats. One next-level experience. This is luxury with a raw edge. Revel in collaborations only found here.
Watch each dish take shape, hearing from the chefs every step of the way. Ask questions. Share stories. Be immersed.
Come explore. Christine Manfield and Rebecca Sullivan will unite for The Bush Table, an experience that takes global cues while also honouring native ingredients.
Manfield is among Australia’s most celebrated chefs, a curious cook and perfectionist with a passion for travel and all its possibilities. She has led three restaurants – Sydney’s Paramount and Universal, plus East@West in London – each impressing with their diverse, dynamic menus. Asian flavours remain a muse for Manfield, with three of her eleven cookbooks devoted to Indian food.
Preserving tradition is a focus for Sullivan, whose Granny Skills movement invites elder Australians to share their knowledge with younger generations. A passionate advocate for sustainable practices, Sullivan also leads Indigenous-owned food business Warndu alongside her partner Damien Coulthard and recently launched the game-changing First Nations Food Companion. Expect a delicious variety of native fare to feature across the evening’s dishes.
The best dining experiences offer adventure; the chance to disappear for a while, lost in stories told on the plate and in each glass. Ready? Manfield and Sullivan are too.
This event includes all beverages which have been expertly selected by Tasting Australia’s Drinks Curators
Beast – Town Square Kitchen Dinner (SOLD OUT)
When: Sat 6th May 7pm
Where: Town Square, Victoria Square North
Cost: $295 pp
There’s a common thread woven through the best restaurants. It’s theatre – the energy sparked when chefs take inspiration from producers and their stories. It’s the flourish of great service, and of meals imbued with a little magic.
This Town Square Kitchen collaboration between Christine (put in link direct to page) and Adelaide star chefs Jake Kellie, Emma Shearer and Tom Tilbury, each chef making their own way in a world that often conflates bigger with better. Expect whole animals, a visual feast, a culinary performance and dishes as diverse as their creators for a celebration of the primal forces that sustain us and the unforgettable meals created by those who harness them./