10 unforgettable French food events at Tasting Australia 2024

Tasting Australia 2024 French food events
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Discover 10 French food events at Tasting Australia 2024, which unveiled its program on Thursday. This is the first in a series of articles highlighting events with direct links to French cuisine, wine, and the people who bring these flavours to life. Each event will be included from exclusive dinners to high teas, emphasising meticulous craftsmanship, unique venues, and South Australia’s finest produce.

Tasting Australia 2024 French food events

Join us on this culinary journey, uncovering the best of French cuisine against the backdrop of Tasting Australia 2024. Read on to discover the mouth-watering experiences awaiting you in these French food events at Tasting Australia 2024.


Dining Galeries – Bougie Brasserie

When: Sat 11th May 2024 at 7:00 PM

Price: $295

Venue: Town Square

Details: Immerse yourself in the allure of Bougie Brasserie, where chefs James Henry, Darren Purchese, and Scott Huggins will craft a black-tie experience. Expect flawless technique, a curated cheese course by Valerie Henbest, and a journey through French culinary traditions. Don’t miss this chance to savour French cuisine at its finest.


Dining Galeries – Tale of Two Gardens

When: Wed 8th May 2024 at 7:00 PM

Price: $450

Venue: Town Square

Details: Join chefs Justin James and James Henry as they share tales from their treasured gardens. This whimsical evening promises a unique dining experience with a focus on seasonal ingredients and creative culinary expressions. Let the chefs enchant you with their innovative approach to the day’s harvest.


Dining Galleries – Sunday Best

When: Sun 12th May 2024 at 12:00 PM

Price: $195

Venue: Town Square

Details: Indulge in a special Sunday feast curated by Darren Purchese, Julia Busuttil Nishimura, Alex Crawford aka The Sugar Man, and Tom Robinson. With savoury and sweet delights, this dining gallery coincides with Mother’s Day, making it the perfect treat for a leisurely Sunday afternoon.


Flavour Centre Stage – A Dinner in Five Acts

When: Sat 11th May 2024 at 6:00 PM

Price: $210

Venue: Adelaide Festival Centre

Details: Embark on a culinary journey through Adelaide Festival Centre, where each course represents a distinct festival produced by the center. Paired with live performances, this unique dinner is a fusion of fine dining and artistic expression.


SA See(a)food Through the Lens of Brittany

When: Sat 11th May 2024 at 5:45 PM

Price: $165

Venue: A Prayer for the Wild at Heart

Details: Join Stéphane Brizard for an intimate night inspired by the French region of Brittany. Experience the fusion of elegant French cooking with South Australia’s wild seafood, showcasing the freshness and quality of local waters.


The Best of Bordeaux at Jack & Jill’s

When: Multiple Sessions

Price: $129

Venue: Jack & Jill’s Bar and Restaurant

Details: Transport yourself to the gorgeous French region of Bordeaux with a five-course canapé tasting menu paired with elegant Bordeaux wines. A culinary journey celebrating local producers and the rich flavours of French cuisine awaits.


The Cheeses and Libations of Western France

When: Sun 5th May 2024 at 3:00 PM

Price: $130

Venue: A Prayer for the Wild at Heart

Details: Join Valérie Henbest and Stéphane Brizard as they explore the cheeses and libations of Normandy and Brittany. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of these French regions with a delightful pairing of unique cheeses and regional beverages.


Sofitel Adelaide’s 2024 Signature Champagne Dinner

When: Thu 9th May 2024 at 6:30 PM

Price: $495

Venue: Sofitel Adelaide

Details: Elevate your dining experience with Sofitel Adelaide’s Signature Champagne Dinner. Indulge in a luxurious five-course degustation paired with exclusive champagne, all set against the backdrop of sweeping views to the city and coast.


Sofitel Adelaide’s 2024 Tasting Australia High Tea

When: Multiple Sessions

Price: From $49

Venue: Garçon Bleu

Details: Immerse yourself in the ultimate luxury of Sofitel Adelaide’s Tasting Australia High Tea. Enjoy delectable savories and sweets infused with the sophistication of French cuisine, complemented by premium South Australian sparkling wine.


The Playford Adelaide – Boutique Fine Wine High Tea

When: Sun 5th May 2024 at 1:00 PM

Price: $99

Venue: The Playford Adelaide

Details: Escape to the distinctive Luma Restaurant and Bar for a high tea experience celebrating the bold flavours and colours of Adelaide Hills local produce. Paired with three fine wines from Oatley wines, this high tea is a culinary love note to Europe.

Book your events at Tasting Australia 2024 for an unforgettable journey into the heart of French culinary excellence. Book your tickets now to savour the best of French cuisine in the enchanting setting of South Australia.


With a feast of French culinary delights awaiting at Tasting Australia 2024, we’re curious – which events will you be savouring?


For more events with links to France and the Francophonie, check out our What’s on in December

For our articles about champagne, read the following:

20 Champagne facts to celebrate Champagne Day this week

Champagne quotes for what we’re calling champagne week!

Champagne Day 2023 – discover everything you need to know about champagne

International Pinot Meunier Day: 13 facts about champagne’s lesser known grape

Champagne Day 2022 recommendations

VINE & BUBBLE is Australia’s only magazine dedicated to Champagne

ChampagneDay 2021: how well do you know champagne? Plus champagne recommendations

Champagne Day: which champagnes to drink to celebrate the day

Champagne Day: which champagnes to drink to celebrate the day



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