Experience real food and wine of Australia
tour in Australia without a proper food and wine tasting would not be a complete travel experience.
Modern cities like Melbourne have a very diverse restaurant scene, so you will have many different options when selecting a dining experience. From tender meat dishes to fresh vegetables, you are sure to find it all in this rapidly growing city. You will find all kinds of culinary delights that you might not have expected in Australia. There is nothing quite like sitting on a patio that overlooks the Yarra River and enjoying some authentic Australian cuisine that is cooked to perfection.
Australian cuisine is a unique mix of traditional Aussie favourites and modern multicultural influences. Maybe you've heard of some Aussie classics, such as the lamington? How about vegemite? And we're all familiar with the famous Australian expression to "throw another prawn on the barbie". And while it's true that all of these foods are fair dinkum Aussie classics, these days Australian food and wine has taken on a more sophisticated style. Australian cuisine mixes the classic Aussie dishes with influences from European, south-east Asia and the Middle East.
Modern Australian Cuisine
The warm weather in Australia means that Aussies love their BBQs. Whereas once upon-a-time all you would find on an Aussie BBQ was the standard sausage and steak, these days modern Australian cuisine takes advantage of more exotic local produce: don't be surprised to find seafood, prawns, pork - and even animals such as kangaroo being grilled to mouth-watering perfection. The unique flavours of local meats are even better once they've been thrown on top of a roaring open grill.
Australian vs. American Dishes
Visiting Australia will give you the chance to sample the best of Australia's locally grown and produced produce. Because of the hotter climate, Australian food tends towards fresh, light, healthy food with plenty of flavour. The tropical parts of Australia means that fresh exotic fruits can be grown all year around, resulting in lots of interesting dishes and flavour combinations. Australian food tends to be lighter than American food, with lots of fresh fruits, salads, a large variety of tasty seafood, and lots of tender lean meat.
During the day Australians love nothing more than sitting back with a cuppa, but when evening comes round it is time to enjoy some of the country's finest wines. Australia is well known for its many wine valleys and wineries which produce some of the globe's finest drops. The southern states of Australia are home to some of the world's best wine regions, being well-known for their chardonnays, rosés and Rieslings, amongst others. With a wide range of unique flavours, fresh local produce and world class wineries, Australia is positioning itself as a leader in food and wine.