Tasting Australia 2012 – Best of British

by Doc-G on April 13, 2012

Tasting Australia Best of British

When someone comes to me bearing scones and jam, my thoughts immediately go back to my days as a student in the UK. Happy days where I met my wife to be before returning back to Australia to a career in the food industry.

But these scones came with a little message about an upcoming dinner as part of Tasting Australia 2012. A star studded lineup of chefs will be producing a wondrous lineup of the Best of British Foods.

InterContinental Adelaide (ICA) is bringing the ‘Best of British’ to South Australia as a part of Tasting Australia 2012, in a magnificent culinary event on Monday April 30.
The hotel expects more than 350 guests will turn out to experience a decadent menu of British delicacies, with part proceeds of the night going towards preparing and sending Australian athletes to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

ICA General Manager James Allen said InterContinental Adelaide was looking forward to taking part in a number of Tasting Australia initiatives in 2012 and the opportunity to support Aussie athletes. “We (ICA) are proud to be the official hotel of Tasting Australia and more specifically hosting the high calibre ‘Best of British’ event. “It is going to be a fantastic evening featuring some of the best in the business including UK Chef of the year Mark Hix who will wow guests with his culinary talents. Being able to support our athletes in their preparation for London is a terrific added bonus,” he said.

The line up for the ‘Best of British’ will also feature:

Mark Hix – UK restaurateur and multi-award winning chef. Owner of Hix Oyster and Chop House in Smithfield
Simon Bryant – One half of ABC television’s The Cook and the Chef.
Matthew Kemp – Owner of gastro-pub Montpelier Public House and formerly of Sydney’s restaurant Balzac.
Jeremy Strode – Owner of Bistrode in Surry Hills and his new establishment Bistrode CBD.

Guests can expect a seven course extravaganza including British favourites such as Steak and Kidney pie, Smoked Highland Chowder, Steamed Sussex pudding, a gourmet selection of English chesses seleceted by cheese guru Will Studd, accompanied by pre-dinner KI Spirits Gin cocktails and a fabulous array of South Australian wine.

InterContinental Adelaide has also brought an official London Cab into Adelaide to capture a genuine ‘Best of British’ experience for guests and also for Tasting Australia dignitaries. “From the moment guests arrive they’ll feel like they’re in London with the hotel taking take on a distinctively British air as we celebrate Tasting Australia,” James Allen said.

To purchase tickets to the Best of British evening please contact 8238 2402.

Best of British Menu

Canapé Intercontinental
Steak and kidney pie
Smoked highland chowder

Appetiser by Matt Kemp
Salad of pickled Normanville calves tongue with mustard greens, celeriac and Adelaide Hills apples
Entrée by Jeremy Strode
Smoked Gippsland Gold short fin eel with kipfler potato and Barossa valley speck

Main by Mark Hix
Kangaroo Island Lamb cutlets “Reform”

Will Studd’s Cheese Selection
Cashel Blue – Ireland
Highland Blue – Scotland
Colston Basset Stilton – England

Dessert By Simon Bryant
Steamed Sussex pudding with Outback Pride lemon aspen Ice cream

To purchase tickets to the Best of British evening please contact 8238 2402.

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