Adventure Package: Australia
Experience the full Australian Adventure
Australian cuisine has evolved over the years from a hunter-gatherer diet, commonly known as bush tucker or bushfoods, of the Indigenous Australians, to nowadays with foods that have been influenced by a multicultural immigration from around the world.
Prior to the arrival of the Europeans in 1788, early Australians relied on their native flora, vibrantly colored fruits, mushrooms and nuts, in addition to native fauna, including emu, kangaroo and wallaby. Other staple foods adjunct to these options were lizards, snakes, witchetty grubs (large wood-eating larvae, said to taste like chicken) and more. Although these are still available today, most locals opt for a more modern-day cuisine that has adapted and expanded to become a true reflection of their diverse population. By combining bush tucker with ingredients from England, East Asia, the Mediterranean and various other regions of the world, Australia has created delicious and inventive dishes.
Although a stereotype, its based in truth: no one can do a BBQ quite like they can Down Under. The BBQ culture began in the 1920’s and has evolved into a rooted tradition for gathering friends and family while enjoying good food, beer and wine! Snags (slang for sausages), beef, lamb, emu and prawns (do not try to call them shrimp in Australia) are some favorites to throw on the Barbie’ and are accompanied by salads, potato bake, and fried onions to name a few. Other foods include: meat pies, biscuits, lamingtons (a sponge cake coated in chocolate and rolled in coconut flakes), Pavlova, a wide range of seafood, hamburgers, laksa (spicy noodle soup from Indonesia) and many more.
The three featured recipes are provided by our featured Australian winery, Hastwell & Lightfoot Vineyards to pair with their wines! Try adding some of the items from your Adventure Package for the ultimate Australian experience. Cheers!
The International Gourmet Adventure Package from Australia includes the following six items:
• Australian Black Garlic Grinder - Bredbo Black Garlic
• Date & Tamarind Chutney - Latasha's Kitchen
• Outback Bush Curry - Outback Chef
• Rosemary & Rock Salt Crackers - Tucker's Natural
• Spinach & Olive Leaves Pasta - L'Abruzzese Pasta
• Date & Butterscotch Pudding - Pud for All Seasons
Try pairing these items with your Australian wines for fun! Read more about the Products and Artisans below.
International wines sold separately
Bredbo Black Garlic
Nestled in the Snowy Mountains just east of Bredbo Village lies John and Mary Pye’s family farm. John has been growing garlic for 15 years, but just began creating fermented garlic roughly 5 years ago. After some trial and error, they are now producing some of the highest quality black garlic around!
Featured Product: Black Garlic Grinder
Located in Bredbo Village, Australia
Latasha’s versatile product line is a true reflection of her passion for cooking, “I’m never happier than when I am in the kitchen creating beautiful food.” Merging influences from her Malaysian heritage with fresh, local Australian ingredients results in a wide variety of uncompromisingly tasty products.
Featured Product: Date & Tamarind Chutney
Located in Perth, Australia
Aiming to support rural Australian growers, Outback Chef, Jude Mayall, fuses contemporary recipes with the unique native flavors from the Aussie bush and the outback. Her recipes embrace the history of Bushfoods such as Quandong, Lemon Myrtle, Curry and Wattleseed, which date back over 40,000 years.
Featured Product: Outback Bush Curry
Located in Malvern, Australia
With over 30 years in the Australian premium food industry, Tucker’s Natural is among Australia’s most awarded brands. The Tucker family is delighted to offer an extensive lineup of high-quality, nutritious, gourmet crackers and snacks with the notion that, “natural ingredients produce superior products.”
Featured Product: Rosemary & Rock Salt Crackers
Located in Seaton, South Australia
Established in 1980, L’Abruzzese Pasta has been passionately making handmade pastas with only the finest quality ingredients and free from anything artificial. By using a traditional 100 year old pasta machine and slow-drying methods (36-48 hrs), their award-winning pastas are truly artisan creations.
Featured Product: Spinach & Olive Leaves Pasta
Located in Glynde, South Australia
Pud for All Seasons
In the early 2000’s stay-at-home-mom, Karen Kelly, realized she had a knack for cooking heavenly Plum Pudding. After selling everything within an hour at the local farmers market, she decided to turn her passion into a thriving business. Karen has received numerous awards for her amazing line of puddings!
Featured Product: Date & Butterscotch Pudding
Located in Castlemaine, Australia