Office workers in Adelaide’s CBD will have the chance to taste the best produce from around South Australia this week, as part of Tasting Australia 2016.
South Australia’s premier eating and drinking festival opened yesterday, with thousands of people from around Australia and overseas expected to attend more than 200 activities during the eight-day event.
The event’s city base is Town Square, in Victoria Square, which offers a range of South Australian food and drinks to taste, as well as regular demonstrations by some of the country’s leading chefs.
Tasting Australia – presented by Thomas Foods – is one of Australia’s leading food and drinks festivals, and will become an annual event from this year.
The event will continue until next Sunday, with 200 events in the city, the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Clare Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula, Flinders Ranges and Outback, Kangaroo Island, Limestone Coast, and the Riverland.
South Australia’s food and wine industries are a vital component of the state’s economy, generating $18.2 billion in revenue in 2014-15, an increase of $1.1 billion on the previous year.
Tasting Australia supports the State Government’s economic priority of Premium food and wine produced in our clean environment and exported to the world.
Quotes attributable to Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and Tourism Minister Leon Bignell
Tasting Australia’s Town Square – in the heart of the city – gives CBD workers a great opportunity to taste some of the best produce our state has to offer.
If workers visit Town Square every day this week, and try food and drinks from two regions each day, by the end of the week they would have toured the state and tasted great produce without leaving the CBD.
Tasting Australia is the perfect platform to showcase not only the great produce from South Australia’s clean and green environment, but also the artisans and food heroes who create amazing food and drinks from that produce.