Taste Wonders of Australia

Some of Australia’s finest food and wine will feature on the menu on Tuesday night when some of Thailand’s most influential foodies sit down for a feast of the best Australia has to offer.

The Taste the Wonders of Australia dinner, on Tuesday 1 November, is providing the chance for 160 of Thailand’s most influential culinary experts, chefs, foodies importers and distributors, along with representatives from the Australian and Thai governments, to taste the true flavours of Australia’s premium product.

Celebrity Chef Ksynn Detcharoen, of Bangkok Private Chef Dining and MasterChef Thailand, and a team of budding chefs from the renowned MSC Culinary School have created a Thai fusion menu to highlight Australia’s finest food and wine.

The menu includes Australian Seafood Spicy Fruit Salad, Roti and Lamb Rack Curry, Beef Fat Fried Rice and Grilled Australian Rump Cuts topped with Baked Australian Mussels and Australian Butter.

The all-Australian affair ends fittingly with a classic Aussie Lamington, soft sponge cake with chocolate sauce, coconut flakes, mouse and ice cream served with seasonal fruit.

“Thai cuisine is famous for its use of fresh and quality ingredients. Every ingredient in a dish has to speak for itself, and Australian exporters can provide premium quality products.” – Michael Helleman, Austrade’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner

Complementing the feast are some of Australia’s finest wines, matched perfectly to suit the distinct flavours of Thai cuisine. Featured wines include a Frankland River Riesling, a Geelong Pinot Noir, a Barossa Shiraz, a Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and a Botrytis Semillon.

The event has been created by the Australian Food and Wine Collaboration Group, which includes Dairy Australia, Meat & Livestock Australia, Wine Australia, Hort Innovation and Seafood Industry Australia.

The five organisations have united in a Team Australia approach to develop new export opportunities for Australian farmers and food producers.

The partnership leverages the individual strengths, expertise and connections in engaging with overseas markets.

The Collaborative Group has received an Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) grant of $500,000.

The Australian Food and Wine Collaborative Group is targeting four high-potential markets across Asia including Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Trade facts

Thailand is the second largest economy in Southeast Asia, and Australia’s sixth largest two-way trading partner.

This dynamic and consumer-driven market, with rising disposable income, is increasing its demand for imported food and beverages, offering many opportunities for Australian exporters.

Source: Austrade https://www.austrade.gov.au/australian/export/export-markets/countries/thailand/industries/fruit-and-vegetables


The Australian Food and Wine Trade Collaboration was created to promote quality Australian food and beverages in key international markets. The members and funding partners are Dairy Australia, Hort Innovation, Meat & Livestock Australia, Wine Australia and Seafood Industry Australia.

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