30 April - By Alyssa Mittiga
A band of little-known food producers of Glynde were hidden in the Robern Menz factory carpark on Sunday, ready and willing to share their secret foodie hot spots with the rest of South Australia.
The annual Taste Glynde & Co event, a suburban highlight of the Tasting Australia calendar, aims to bring together the suburb’s many producers in a day full of fun, family and fantastic food.
Thirteen local producers were represented, all from within the Council of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, including Pasta Deli, Moo Premium Foods and Tidswell Wines, and a warm sense of community buzzed through the 3000 people attending.
Walking around the congestion of stalls, from Robern Menz to La Casa Del Formaggio, it becomes clear of the impact this small community has had on South Australia’s food industry. Scott Kerr, manager of Gelato Bello, believes the multiple success stories of small business within Glynde is the result of the council’s support and effort to engage the community.
The event is entirely funded by the council and free to the public, with two ticketed events providing great educational benefit for all members of the family. For children, the Sprout cooking school classes returned from last year, while adults could enjoy four wine and beer tasting classes throughout the day. Glynde had everyone covered, whether you were after a freshly made gelato or a lazy glass of Fiano.