The show will showcase Australia’s culinary and wine wonders
Living Foodz, a 24-hour food and lifestyle TV channel, has launched a new show, Taste Down Under with celebrity chef Vicky Ratnani who will showcase some of the popular restaurants in the country to viewers. Besides dropping in on Noma Australia, Colonial Tramcar restaurant, Tetsuya, Melbourne’s Greek restaurant Gazi, etc, he will also educate viewers about some of the finest Australian wines by paying a visit to vineyards in Melbourne and Gold Coast.
Amit Nair, business head of Living Foodz, said, “Today, Indian travellers are constantly scouring for new destinations and unique experiences and Australia fits the bill. Hence, it was a strategic decision to partner with Tourism Australia for the show. Taste Down Under integrates the best of food and travel and is a unique addition to our programming mix.”
Chef Vicky Ratnani added that he had a wonderful time travelling to Australia and filming for the show. “I brought back memories for a lifetime like quad biking at Kangaroo Island, barbecuing in Burleigh Heads, going on an aboriginal heritage tour at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, discovering the coffee culture at quaint cafés in Melbourne, and many more unforgettable experiences. I got a chance to experiment with innovative and locally inspired dishes such as Kangaroo Island BBQ with Halloumi, Queen Victoria Salad using fresh local produce, prawn and tomato cocktail among others. I look forward to sharing this incredible journey with the viewers.”
“It was a pleasure to associate with Chef Vicky Ratnani and Living Foodz to showcase Australia as the culinary capital we know it to be. Our recent consumer research results highlighted great food and wine as a major contributor to the decision-making process when choosing a destination to visit. We are positive that Taste Down Under will further highlight Australia’s exceptional culinary offers, thereby adding impetus to these growing numbers,” said Nishant Kashikar, country manager-India and Gulf of Tourism Australia.