Choosing SA at Tasting Australia

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What are the iconic tastes of South Australia? A sugary frog cake? A crisp Riesling? Melt-in-your-mouth Haigh’s chocolate? Prawns from the Spencer Gulf? The list goes on…

We’re a foodie state jam-packed with award-wining restaurants, local producers and buzzy bars, and each of our gastronomical icons has a special place in our hearts (not to mention our stomachs).

So it’s no surprise that SA is also home to a unique 10-day celebration dedicated to food and wine – Tasting Australia.

Taking place in Adelaide and surrounds from April 13, the festival features a program of world-leading culinary experiences from award-winning chefs, winemakers, producers, distillers and local businesses, drawing food and wine fans from across Australia and beyond.

With so many amazing local SA businesses to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start (and what to eat).

With that in mind, Rundle Mall is offering a free taste of SA at the Urban Pantry and Cellar Door, and along with I Choose SA (that’s us), will also put on the I Choose SA Grazing Trail.

The Urban Pantry and Cellar Door: a foodie pit stop in the middle of the bustling city centre. Photo: Daniel Purvis courtesy Tasting Australia

Celebrating South Australia’s top producers and brands, the pop up Pantry and Cellar Door, held at the Gawler Place canopy in Rundle Mall, is the perfect pit stop in the bustling city centre to sample a range of iconic food and beverage brands – for free.

On Saturday 14 April, for one day only, you can take part in the I Choose SA Grazing Trail.

A self-guided tour through Rundle Mall, the Grazing Trail will take you to 10 different locations, where you’ll receive free tastings, samples, and special offers. The Grazing Trail features locally-owned and operated businesses, employing local people.

So mark Saturday 14 April in your diary, come to the Urban Pantry and Cellar Door to pick up a free map and I Choose SA Grazing Trail tote bag, and get ready to hit the pavement.

Choose SA. Eat SA. Photo: Daniel Purvis courtesy Tasting Australia

We don’t want to give too much away – you’ll have to visit the below stores to find out what sample, treat, or freebie you’ll receive. But here’s a mouth-watering taster of what to expect:

  • Haigh’s Chocolates
  • Charlesworth Nuts
  • Just Bliss
  • T Bar
  • Foods for Life
  • Two Bit Villains
  • Bar 9
  • Lindes Lane
  • Soonta
  • Jonny’s Popcorn

There’s lots more happening at Tasting Australia, with a full program of experiences for foodies, families and more.

Taste buds at the ready? Eat your way through SA!

Tasting Australia
April 13-22
Check out the full program here

I Choose SA Grazing Trail
Saturday, April 14, 10am until 5pm
More information here.

Visit I Choose SA to find out how you can support our state by choosing South Australian businesses, products and services.

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