Jock and Matt playing with fire

About Us

Tasting Australia is a journey of South Australia’s produce from paddock to plate.

Since 1997, Tasting Australia has been one of Australia’s most anticipated culinary festivals.

Tasting Australia is a journey of South Australia’s produce from paddock to plate and a celebration of real food heroes.

Tasting Australia started as a media focussed festival, led by Ian Parmenter and the Consuming Passions team. In 2014 the event took a new direction with the management brought within Events South Australia (ESA) - the State Government's major events arm - under the leadership of chef and television personality Simon Bryant, wine expert Paul Henry, and Australian food icon Maggie Beer assuming her post as patron.

In 2017 - the first annual instalment of the event - the festival is led by Beer in her final appearance as patron, owner and chef of Restaurant Orana Jock Zonfrillo and Bryant who will celebrate his third festival as creative director.

The eight-day festival surpasses just eating and drinking to uncover what South Australia’s food-scene is all about: crusading local and seasonal produce; promoting its diverse culture; championing premium producers; indulging in a kaleidoscope of tastes and being treated to unforgettable dining experiences.

Food-lovers from across the globe will descend on Adelaide and South Australia’s surrounding regions to immerse themselves in Tasting Australia from Sunday 30 April to Sunday 7 May 2017.

From the farmgate to Town Square, at the Adelaide Central Market or in the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills where world-renowned natural wines begin their journey, there is no better place to discover and taste Australia's best than in South Australia.

And there's no better time to peruse the menu than during Tasting Australia. So why not join us at our table?

Josey Baker presenting infront of a wood oven

Join us at Tasting Australia as an Associated Event or a vendor at Town Square.

Loaves and fishes guests

Join us at our Tasting Australia table.

Our Partners

Madame Hanoi
Le Cordon Bleu
Rundle Mall
Singapore Airlines
Hilton Adl Logo
The Advertiser
Channel 7
NOVA 919
Audi Solitaire
Penfolds Logo
Hills Cider Logo
Adelaide Hills
Clare Valley
Eyre Peninsula
Fleurieu Peninsula
Flinders Ranges and Outback
Kangaroo Island
Limestone Coast
Yorke Peninsula