Our Great Southern region boasts some of the world’s best produce and award-winning wines – and Taste Great Southern brings them together over 11 days of deliciousness. We’re understandably excited about it, and below you’ll find a primer to get your mouth watering:
What is it?
Taste Great Southern is one of the state’s foremost gourmet events, bringing together over 20 acclaimed chefs from across WA, with 11 days jam-packed with delicious experiences. These events – which include long lunches, community markets and more – take place throughout the region, from Albany and Denmark to Katanning and Kojanup, and showcase the world-class produce, award-winning wine and top-tier culinary talent that WA boasts.
When is it?
Taste Great Southern runs from the 5th to 15th of May, 2022. Come down for one of the weekends or settle in for almost a fortnight of fabulous eating and drinking.
How to get there?
The most popular option to get to the Great Southern region is to drive. If you’re staying in Albany, it’s about a 4.5 hour drive from Perth – or you can take a nifty 50 minute flight if you really want to travel in style.
What to do:
The festival boasts a huge roster of events – with highlights including Waste Great Southern, a feast of food waste from chefs Melissa Palinkas, Guy Jeffreys and Amy Hamilton and hosted by celebrated Albany eatery Liberté, along with Albany Food & Wine Festival, featuring cooking demos from Evan Hayter, Jordan Bruno and Trenton Brennan.
The program also includes a number of free events – like Shop Local Eat Local with Analiese Gregory (May 7) and Evan Hayter (May 14), which will find the special guest chefs roaming the Albany Farmers Market for some fresh produce, which they’ll then prepare later in the day. There’s also the just-announced Tambellup Community Market, free to attend as you explore unique local produce and homemade crafts, before enjoying a cooking demonstration from guest chef, Paul Iskov.
It’s a program is bursting with flavour, so head to the website to get a full run down.
Where to stay:
With events taking place throughout the region, you can have your pick of where to stay. Two excellent options around Albany are Banksia Gardens Apartments and Ace Accommodation, or you can take in the salty air at this beachside B&B. Further south you can nestle amongst the ancient Karri trees in Denmark, or stay in a luxurious restored flour mill in Katanning (pictured, below)… Or just hop between them all!
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Taste Great Southern Experience now via their Website.