Local ingredients are key to fine food being produced across Australia. These inspiring culinary videos explore the unique food and wine experiences of Australia using the surrounding regions to inspire menus and flavours being produced.
Discover gourmet delights in Margaret River
Western Australia’s Margaret River is known for its amazing wines, but it is also home to a growing craft beer movement. Visit Eagle Bay Brewing company who develop 5 core craft beers as well as seasonal flavours then Bahen and Co Chocolate company to discover how they create quality-rich produce in Western Australia.
The best of Yarra Valleys vineyards
Meet the wine makers’ behind De Bortoli Wines, situated just one hour from Melbourne in the Yarra Valley. The family owned winery produce a range of styles of wine and also serve up the very best dishes at their restaurant.
Oakridge Wines, also in the Yarra Valley, use various vineyard locations across the region to unleash different flavours in their wines. They also create the perfect pairings of fresh food produce with their wines at their onsite restaurant.
Take a look into iconic Icebergs kitchen
Looking over the iconic Bondi Beach, Sydney’s Icebergs is one of the most recognisable restaurants in the region. Take a look into the kitchen with head chef Monty Koludrovic as he creates one of the restaurants signature dishes which complements the surrounding architecture and stunning oceanic view.
Fresh, locally sourced dishes
Another restaurant making the most of the fresh local produce to develop their menu is Wild Canary, just outside Brisbane Australia. Join head Chef Glen Barratt’s journey from local suppliers to his kitchen table as he prepares an in-season meal for his family and friends.
Best Restaurants for Uniquely Australian Food
Some of the newest ingredients landing on plates at Australian restaurant tables are thousands of years old, as Australian chefs turn to their own backyard for inspiration. That backyard, mind you, stretches over 6.5 million square kilometres (2.5 million square miles), so they have a bit of ground to cover. As Australian Aboriginals have known for 40,000 years, this vast, dry country is home to countless wild, native plants, herbs, nuts, seeds and berries across the six climatic seasons recognised in Aboriginal culture. Visitors to Australia can now sample the results of this inspiration on tables that range from the finest restaurant in the land to an outback country pub. Here are just a few.
Australia’s Food and Wine Trends for 2016
It’s no secret that Australia has fresh produce. What’s less well-known is that the country’s foodies are exceptionally innovative and creative so the food scene is dynamic and ever-changing. Here’s what food-and-wine loving travellers can expect in Australia in 2016.
Australia's Best Seafood Experiences
Australia is surrounded by fresh seafood, with a great breadth of varieties available. From shucking fresh oysters in Sydney; spear-fishing for barramundi in the Northern Territory; or dining on chilli-infused lobster in a top quality restaurant, there’s an abundance of possibilities around Australia to sample the fruits of the sea.