Canberra Truffle Festival
Various activities throughout the month
Canberra Region, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
If you’re planning a trip to the Land Down Under this August, make sure you pay a visit to Australia’s capital city and the surrounding areas to participate in the Canberra Truffle Festival. The Festival runs from June through to August and celebrates not only the area’s famous truffles, but the whole region and the unique food and dining experiences that can be enjoyed in Australia’s winter months.
Choose from a programme of wonderful gourmet events, from following the truffle hounds on their quest to unearth the perfect truffle in the brilliantly titled L’Air Du Wombat Truffle Hunt, to an opulent 10 Course Truffle Degustation Lunch in the heart of Canberra courtesy of Aussie chef Thomas Heinrich. Heinrich has compiled an intoxicating ten-course menu combining Australian, Japanese, Greek, Italian and Filipino influences, supported of course by an extensive selection of international wines! Visit the website for the full programme.
The Edinburgh Festival & Festival Fringe
3rd – 27th August 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
The iconic Edinburgh Festival & Festival Fringe takes place in the heart of Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a thriving hotspot for arts and entertainment throughout the month of August, with people flocking from all over the world to take part in a month of seriousness, silliness and everything in between!
However, arts aside, there are also numerous food and drink events running at the festivals this month that can provide a welcome break from the comedy tents. Some of our favourites include getting adventurous on the Edinburgh Gin Safari, where you discover that ‘of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Edinburgh is the best’ – or in true Scottish fashion, heading over to A Dram is Worth a Thousand Words for a unique three-dram tasting courtesy of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Details of these events and many, many more can be found online.
Portimão Sardine Festival
1st – 5th August 2018
Algarve, Zona Ribeirinha de Portimão, Portimão, Portugal
Now in its’ 24th year, the Portimão Sardine Festival proudly proclaims itself as the most famous annual sardine festival on the Algarve coast! And there you were not even knowing that there was one famous sardine festival, let alone enough to invite competition …
Anyway, this event is in fact really quite fabulous. The sardine has been an integral part of Portugese culture and tradition for centuries, with this tasty little fish enjoyed up and down the coast by visitors and locals alike (Winerist Top Sardine Cooking Tip: grill over a charcoal fire and serve with traditional Portuguese bread. Delicious!)
Over the course of 5 days, the Algarve celebrates the sensational sardine with a blend of gastronomy, live music and entertainment. Restaurants throw open their doors all along the seafront to serve fishy treats to passers-by, whilst there is live music by the sea every evening. It’s charming, atmospheric and an absolute must-do for any seafood lover.