07 Apr 2023

After adventure? We have just the ticket. From hands-on learning to sumptuous produce and matching wines, visit your favourite local venues or discover something completely new. Adelaide has never looked better.

Date night

Gin Speed Dating
Gin Speed Dating

99 Wine Club at Gang Gang Social  
Renegade local winemakers will star in this relaxed Friday night celebration. Gather at 99 Gang Social on Hindley Street for an evening where the new and the nostalgic each have their place.  

Gin Speed Dating  
It’s gin tasting – but not as you know it. Never Never Distilling, Prohibition Liquor Co and Imperial Measures Distilling will be out to impress at Hains & Co, with each label to offer a cocktail alongside tasty nibbles. Find your perfect match.

Penfolds 'Rare and Fine Wine' Masterclass
Venture beyond with Penfolds for an out-of-this-world wine experience. Since 1844 Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking. This momentous event is your chance to venture beyond and taste some of Penfolds' most unique, rare and collectable wine.    

Loire and Local   
Settle in for a dream culinary collab: a tribute to France’s Loire Valley conjured with impeccable South Australian produce. City dining destination Stem will host this four-course meal, to be served with eight matched wines – four local, four French.   


Fun with friends


arkhé and friends, feat. David Thompson, Martin Boetz and Louis Tikaram
Gather at Adelaide's arkhé restaurant for the Thai barbecue banquet of your dreams. Join internationally acclaimed chef David Thompson alongside fellow heavyweights Martin Boetz, Louis Tikaram and arkhé executive chef Jake Kellie as they deliver on big flavour and even bigger energy at Adelaide's first open-flame restaurant. 

An epic shared feast awaits as Pirate Life honours all things fermented. Gather at its Port Adelaide base as guest chefs Tom Campbell (Summertown Aristologist), Lachlan Colwill – formerly of the Barossa’s Hentley Farm and now based at Omotenashi in Hobart – get to work with the in-house Rocky Oliveira. On the menu: a welcome drink, snacks and small plates with delicious bread, then shared fish, meat and vegetables before something fun to finish. Wild brews are bubbling away for the occasion too. 

2KW's Agave Evolution
There’s an unconventional guest of honour at this rooftop party. It’s agave – the world’s favourite succulent! Gather at 2KW Bar and Restaurant for a selection of tastings and cocktails featuring tequila, mezcal and raicilla – plus a menu to match. 

A Festival of Ribs  
Get your tribe together as the Weber Grill Academy showcases different cuts, styles and preparations of beef, pork and lamb ribs, plus some less common fish and chicken varieties. Live barbecuing and butchery demonstrations will add to the festivities, with guests to enjoy a seated three-course meal and matched drinks. Rib bibs are supplied! 

Locale Food Tour and Chef’s Table Experience at Pasadena Foodland
Forget the average. Pasadena Foodland is anything but, and during Tasting Australia it’s hosting four unique versions of its popular Locale Food Tours. Choose your theme – meat and butchery, wood-fired oven, South Australian seafood or plant-based – then enjoy an in-depth tour and dining experience.  


Learning made delicious

L Plates
L Plates

 L Plates  

Get hands-on and hone your cooking skills alongside South Australia’s favourite chefs. TAFE SA is hosting this series, with a deliciously diverse range of three-hour classes on offer. 

What’s on the menu? Exhibition floor talk   
Every menu tells a story, especially those from legendary local restaurants (think Nediz Tu, Mistress Augustine’s, Possums, The Magic Flute and The Pheasant Farm). Gather at the State Library of South Australia as exhibitions curator Mark Gilbert shares fascinating tales. 

Still can’t decide? Discover more regional Tasting Australia events here