Take more than 40 food and wine stalls, taste testers, beer gardens and cocktail lounges and mix in master classes and demo’s with culinary experts in their fields and you’ve got the recipe for one delicious weekend at the Territory Taste Festival. Soak up the festival atmosphere or pick up some skills in a master class.
WHEN Sat 22 & Sun 23 Apr | 10am-10pm
AT Darwin Convention Centre
COST $30/$25 online | $55/$45 online weekend pass | U12 free | territorytastefestival.com.au
Spice Blending Workshop with Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill
Spice blending is an art as much as a science and striking the perfect mix is like pulling off the perfect party for your tastebuds. Learn the principles behind artisan spice blending from one of Australia’s foremost culinary herb and spice experts and make your own bespoke blend to take home.
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Apr | 10am & 1pm | $100 + FESTIVAL ENTRY
The World of Champagne
Take a stroll with The Champagne Dame down champagne’s illustrious and grand memory lane and be introduced to some of the colourful characters who’ve interwoven it into their lives. There’s a reason champagne is the world’s most enigmatic beverage and you’ll come away from this class knowing why. Sip as you learn, with tastings of the world’s finest bubbly.
Sat 22 &Sun 23 Apr | 11am & 2pm | $110 + FESTIVAL ENTRY
Clean Eating Workshop
Malak Marketplace’s top clean eating stalls Paleo in the Tropics, Needle in a Haystack and The Buda Bar host this delectable masterclass in how to pull off a healthy diet and lifestyle in the tropics. Taste some of the best fresh local organic ingredients in signature dishes like coconut panna cotta with paw paw coulis, beetroot cured local jew fish, and kimchi. Take home a swag of new recipes and a belly full of tips and tricks on how to make clean eating in the Top End easy, enjoyable and affordable.
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Apr | 11.30am & 4pm | $60 + FESTIVAL ENTRY | See the event listing
How to make the Best Dumplings
Dumplings...mmm...dumplings. Hosted by Danny Yeum of Roast & Noodles 328 fame – Darwin’s best Hong Kong style smoked meats – this workshop will get you educated about the different types of the humble dumpling and their origins. As the saying goes, the way to a person’s heart is through your dumpling recipe. Increase the net happiness of your friends and family by learning how to make the ultimate comfort food at home, including soup and steam based cooking techniques.
Sun 23 Apr | 10.30am & 4pm | $25 + FESTIVAL ENTRY
Thumbnail image: Local Produce Basket, Malak Marketplace, Clean Eating Workshop