In a celebration of French food and culture, South Australia’s love of good food and wine will be on show at Bastille au Marché and is expected to attract thousands of shoppers and families over the two-day program of free and ticketed events.
Highlights include live music by Market favourites – Louise Blackwell and the French Set, Adelaide String Duo, Pamplemousse, Mélange à Trois – along with a pop-up crepe bar, croquembouche cooking demonstration by Le Cordon Bleu, French Market tour, Monet-inspired Paint ‘n’ Sip class and a pop-up Champagne bar by the French Wine Centre.
There will be plenty for kids and families to do with the Market’s July school holiday program in full swing, including the Market Trail, and free activities including cupcake decorating, face painting and roving entertainment.
Participants can book their place on Le tour du Marché (The French Market Tour) where-by they can learn a little French and how to sing La Marseillaise enjoy a glass of French champagne and have whole lot of fun while weaving through the Market to discover some of the best authentic fromage, charcuterie and pâtisserie. A Monet-inspired Paint ‘n’ Sip class will also be on offer to learn water colour techniques, taking home their very own canvas masterpiece.
Cheese expert Valerie Henbest of The Smelly Cheese Co. will present a special Bastille Day edition of the much-loved event series Cheese After Dark, where participants can enjoy artisan French cheeses, perfectly paired with French wine and music.
Adelaide Central Market Authority’s French-born Commercial Manager Fabienne Reilly said the annual Bastille Day celebrations are a much-anticipated event for the community to come together to celebrate their food and culture from home.
“Our Market has an abundance of locally made French-inspired produce that our customers love including cheese, baguettes, charcuterie, terrine, pâtisserie and truffles”, Ms Reilly said.
“Bastille Day is a unique celebration, and we love working with the French community to showcase our culture through the abundance of French food available at the Market and our program of live music and activities.”
Artisan French trader Les Deux Coqs, who recently celebrated their five-year anniversary in the Market will have new products on offer for the celebration, along with their regular range of authentic handmade French fare.
Cheese and bakery collective – Dough, Say Cheese and The Smelly Cheese Co – are gearing up for a busy two days with a range of limited-edition Bastille Day products, French cheese tastings, their famous Raclette, Tartiflette and of course their daily range of French-inspired pastries.