It’s all in honour of France’s national day on July 14, and this event promises to be a feast for the senses, showcasing the best of French food and culture. With a mix of free and ticketed events, it’s sure to attract thousands of shoppers and families looking to indulge in the delights of South Australia’s love for good food and wine.
Prepare to be entertained by an incredible lineup of live music featuring beloved Market favourites such as Louise Blackwell and the French Set, Adelaide String Duo, Pamplemousse, and Mélange à Trois. And if you have a craving for delicious crepes, make sure to visit the pop-up crepe bar. For those interested in the art of croquembouche, Le Cordon Bleu will be conducting a cooking demonstration that is not to be missed. As you explore the Market, don’t forget to join the French Market tour for an immersive experience, and unleash your inner artist with a Monet-inspired Paint ‘n’ Sip class.
School Holiday Activities
But the fun doesn’t end there! The Bastille Day celebration at the Adelaide Central Market has something for everyone in the family. Kids will be thrilled with the Market’s July school holiday program, featuring the Market Trail and exciting free activities like cupcake decorating, face painting, and roving entertainment.
For those looking to dive deeper into French culture, the Le tour du Marché (The French Market Tour) is a must. Immerse yourself in the language by learning a little French and singing La Marseillaise. Enjoy a glass of French champagne while exploring the Market and discovering the finest authentic fromage, charcuterie, and pâtisserie. And for budding artists, the Monet-inspired Paint ‘n’ Sip class offers a chance to learn watercolour techniques and create your very own masterpiece to take home.
Cheese lovers, rejoice! The renowned Cheese After Dark event series will feature a special Bastille Day edition hosted by cheese expert Valerie Henbest of The Smelly Cheese Co. Indulge in a delectable array of artisan French cheeses, perfectly paired with French wine and accompanied by captivating music.
Fabienne Reilly, the French-born Commercial Manager of the Adelaide Central Market Authority, expressed her excitement about this annual event, stating, “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.”
Don’t forget to explore the offerings of Les Deux Coqs, an artisan French trader celebrating their five-year anniversary in the Market. They will be introducing new products alongside their regular range of authentic handmade French fare. The Cheese and Bakery Collective, featuring Dough, Say Cheese, and The Smelly Cheese Co, will also be bustling with limited-edition Bastille Day products, French cheese tastings, and their famous Raclette, Tartiflette, and a delectable selection of French-inspired pastries.
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