12 April 2019
Foodies will be transported to Australia this weekend at the inaugural Taste of Australia food festival at the Avenue of the Stars in Lippo Mall Kemang, South Jakarta on 13-14 April.
Talkshows and cooking demos by Australian and Indonesian celebrity chefs will inform and inspire, while food stalls by Australians and Indonesians who gained their skills in Australia will serve delicious meals in a fun festival atmosphere.
Reflecting Australia’s multiculturalism, the festival will celebrate the diversity of Australian food, coffee and culinary culture, featuring flavours from around the world made with high quality Australian meat and other produce.
Australian chef Adam Liaw, winner of MasterChef Australia 2010, will be a special guest on Saturday and Sunday, taking part in a talkshow about Australian cuisine and culture and giving a cooking demo about how to create delicious, healthy meals for families.
Australian Embassy Charge d’Affaires to Indonesia, Allaster Cox, said the range of foods and styles of Australian food highlighted the country’s cultural diversity and rich history of immigration.
“Australians, like Indonesians, are passionate about good food and coffee. Our food and coffee culture is fundamental to our lifestyle,“ Mr Cox said.
“In Australia, our food is clean and green and our meats, particularly our beef, is world-class. It’s a pleasure to be able to share some of that with Indonesia at this festival”
Chef Adam Liaw’s visit to Jakarta is supported by Australia now ASEAN 2019, which builds on the deep and long-standing ties between Australia and all ASEAN countries. Adam’s visit is part of a wider program of events that will engage youth, including the arts, film festivals, and a variety of youth forums.
While in Jakarta, Adam will also host a cooking clinic with university students in West Jakarta and try some of Indonesia’s famous dishes.