Taste of Australia ambassador and celebrity chef Luke Nguyễn demonstrates how to cook lamb cutlets with chao (Vietnamese miso). — VNS Photo Thu Hằng
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Australian embassy and consulate in Việt Nam will host the third Taste of Australia programme next month (April).
The annual celebration of Australian food, beverages, cuisine, and culture around Việt Nam is led by Taste of Australia Ambassador and renowned chef Luke Nguyễn.
This year the event would be bigger as it celebrates the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Karen Lanyon, Australian Consul-General in HCM City, said.
Through April, a series of events would be held in 10 cities and provinces, including community BBQs, industry galas, a food and wine show, a culinary competition, and hospitality training, she told the media recently.
For the first time Australian music would be a focus of the programme, she said.
The musical events include a music and wine pairing on April 3 in HCM City with Australian classical pianist Vân Anh Nguyễn, a performance by singer-songwriter Nick Barker at a community BBQ in Đà Nẵng on April 22 and an appearance by singer Deni Hines at this year’s Huế Festival. — VNS