Tasting Australia is already the premier food and drink festival in the nation which is fitting with SA being the premier food and drink state and Tasting Australia just adds to that reputation. All we need to do now is make it bigger and better and annual.
Some ways to do this may include: Each region could have a week dedicated to it with events there and showcasing it in the city. E.g. Riverland/Murrylands week, Yorke Peninsula/Eyre Peninsula/Clare Valley/Flinders Ranges week, Fleurieu Peninsula/Kangaroo Island/Limestone Coast week, Barossa Valley/Adelaide Hills week– this could work well with the Easter/Anzac Day/April School holidays when plenty of people flock to the regions.
Each Thursday for the month should have a restaurant crawl down a different restaurant street around Adelaide. It would be like a pubcrawl but instead you make your way down a restaurant strip where you can buy tasting plates at each of the restaurant’s showcasing their specialties.
They could also have month long mystery cooking classes – where you rock up to a school’s cooking classroom and get taught how to cook a dish from a lesser known culture. E.g. Bosnian, Peruvian, Jordanian etc.