Tasting Australia | Family Friendly Events | Adelaide | 29 Apr – 8 May 2022

Tasting Australia 2022

Tasting Australia is where foodies come to discover what’s new on the menu.

Be it a collaboration among world-class chefs, an inimitable tasting of beer, wine or spirits, or an evening soaking up the charred flavours and aromas of Town Square, Tasting Australia is unique and moreish food and beverage experiences.

Free, fun and perfect for families, TOWN SQUARE is the place to meet for a drink, stay for a meal and explore.

Tasting Australia’s Town Square is the central hub of the eating and drinking experiences you love.  Home to Town Square Kitchen presented by The Fork, the University of Adelaide Masterclass Pavilion, stalls offering dishes packed with South Australian produce, and bars proudly serving the finest beverages, Town Square is an atmosphere of celebration. It’s all in the heart of Adelaide — Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.

READ OUR 2021 TOWN SQUARE REVIEW HERE

FAMILY FRIENDLY HIGHLIGHTS

SCOFFED COOKING SCHOOL & RAA TRAVEL PRESENT AN EDIBLE HABITAT

Take the kids along to the RAA Travel Lounge in Town Square, Tarntanyangga where Scoffed Cooking School’s pastry chef, Gunawan, will be on hand to help them create the perfect Mother’s Day gift. BOOK HERE

TASTE OUR MARKET

During this two-day Tasting Australia event the Adelaide Central Market will showcase the incredible produce South Australia has to offer with a free program of events and cooking demonstrations by some of its most iconic traders. Live music and kids’ activities are also set to feature. FREE EVENT

OUTDOOR CINEMA

Gather at St Francis Winery on the Fleurieu Peninsula for a family-friendly film under the stars. BOOK HERE

SEE ALL FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS HERE

VIEW THE 2022 PROGRAM HERE

Tasting Australia 2022 – here is our first look around:

We couldn’t wait to visit the hub of Tasting Australia at Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square. The set up is the same as last year with the large clear roof pavilion sheltering tables in the centre, as well as more tables and seating along both sides of the Square. Below are pictures from our visit on Saturday 30 April 2022.

Tasting Australia Adelaide 2022

The water fountains are on in front of the pavilion so if you think your kids won’t be able to resist getting wet, take along a change of clothes and a towel. 

Tasting Australia

Tasting Australia Adelaide 2022

Some of the foods we saw or tried: Chilli Crab, Loaded Fries with Satay Chicken, Prawn Dumplings, Margherita Pizza, Beef Brisket Burger, curries, and loads of different smoking meat. 

Tasting Australia Chilli Shack

Tasting Australia Loaded Fries

Tasting Australia PHAT dumplings

Tasting Australia Sunny's Pizza

Tasting Australia beef brisket burger

Just a note about meat. There are several food vendors who cook their meat in full view, slow cooking and smoking. Large pieces of meat may be cooking at any one time from raw to cooked. This may be confronting for those not accustomed to seeing meat like this and especially for vegetarians. The smell of the smoking meat fills the air – be aware that you may leave with a smokey smell in your hair and clothes.

For dessert, which is an important part, crowd favourite Shibui is back again. This time they have introduced a Vegemite flavoured soft serve ice cream and created a Vegemite “on Toast” dessert which is made of brown butter panko crumble. Sorry, our kids were not keen enough on Vegemite to try this, preferring to stick to the chocolate lava cake with Raspberry Candy ice cream and just Chocolate ice cream in a cone.

Joining Shibui in the dessert department is Lukoumades with their delicious little donuts. 

The cocktail bar and other wine bars have plenty of alcoholic options. The one thing our kids would have liked, and would be fitting to accompany the food here, is perhaps a bubble tea stall and also maybe a smoothie stall. Apart from the usual basic soft drinks in cans, there are not many other non-alcoholic options. The coffee stall doesn’t have Hot Chocolate or an Iced Chocolate either. 

Entry to Town Square is FREE. There is no requirement to show vaccination status for entry and now face masks are not required. 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Tasting Australia website or follow the Tasting Australia Facebook page for updates.

What:   Tasting Australia

When:    Friday 29 April – Sunday 8 May 2022

Where:   Adelaide, South Australia

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Tasting Australia / photos by Play & Go 

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