Taste of Australia 2018 will be bigger and better than ever as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam. It is also very special because it will be the first Taste of Australia to feature Australian music as a focus of the program, and will include a number of musical events.

Taste of Australia Ambassador, Australian celebrity chef Luke Nguyen (a Vietnamese expat) will lead the program

Ambassador Craig Chittick said “adding music to our 2018 program expands the concept of ‘taste’ to create a unique opportunity to hear fantastic Australian music while eating delicious high quality Australian food”. Musical events in this year’s program include a one-of-a-kind music and wine pairing on 3 April in HCMC with Australian classical pianist Van Anh Nguyen, a performance by Aussie singer-songwriter Nick Barker at the Taste of Australia Da Nang Community BBQ on 22 April, and an appearance by Australian superstar Deni Hines at this year’s Hue Festival.

Taste of Australia in 2017 was a huge success, encompassing 24 official events and 44 partner events, and 2018 promices to be even bigger. Throughout April, Taste of Australia events will be held across Vietnam, including community BBQs, industry galas, NOSH Supperclub Dinners, an Epic Aussie Brunch, a food and wine show, and the third annual Taste of Australia Culinary Competition.

Reported by Nguyen Trang-Hoang Bac