Carnivores to converge on Adelaide Oval for Tasting Australia

21 April 2014

Meat lovers are in for a treat at Tasting Australia as renowned chefs delve into the delicious ways to use less common cuts of lamb and beef.

Thomas Farms’ Carnivoré will be held on May 1 in the Adelaide Oval’s impressive new Cathedral Room.

The ‘dinner theatre’ will feature chefs Paul Wilson and Mike McEnearney, who will present a masterclass live on stage with the assistance of butcher Doug Piper.

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the event promised to be one of Tasting Australia’s most entertaining, revealing and delicious components.

“Tasting Australia’s program is drawing interest from across the nation and Thomas Farms’ Carnivoré is sure to be an unforgettable experience,” Mr Bignell said.

“It’s fantastic to see the Adelaide Oval’s Cathedral Room used for this dinner – it’s an amazing space that adds to the appeal of the revitalised oval and is sure to host many more spectacular events in the future.”

Thomas Farms’ Carnivoré is to be hosted by Channel 7 newsreader John Riddell and will begin at 6.30pm.Guests will be invited to interact with Paul and Mike as they reveal the secrets of using lamb and beef – then present the tasty results.

Dishes will be accompanied by premium wines and side dishes made from Thomas Farms potatoes.

“We’re delighted to have South Australia’s own Thomas Foods as the presenting partner of Tasting Australia,” Mr Bignell said.

“With 2500 staff in Australia and exporting to more than 80 countries around the world it’s an impressive business, and remains Australia’s largest 100 per cent family-owned meat processing company.”

Thomas Foods spokesperson Darren Thomas said the company was proud to partner with Tasting Australia.

“We never lose sight of our heritage and the foundations of our business – the South Australian meat that remains such a high-quality product,” Mr Thomas said.

“Tasting Australia’s focus on origins and its call for people to eat, drink, think and participate is an ideal fit with our ethos and we’re thrilled that meat from our suppliers will be enjoyed at Thomas Farms’ Carnivoré.”

Tasting Australia presented by Thomas Foods will run from 27 April to 4 May 2014.

Tickets for Thomas Farms’ Carnivoré are available from Ticketek.

Visit the Tasting Australia website for more information.

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