Here’s a ‘taste of Sydney’ this 2016 Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux is thrilled to announce the initial line up of Sydney’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants that will take part in 2016. The Brazilian Fields in Centennial Parklands will be transformed into the ultimate one – stop food lover’s paradise, from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th March.
A record turn out of 24,000 guests flocked through the gates in 2015 to sample a taste of Sydney’s best and this year is set to be bigger and better with more of the city’s finest restaurants, international guest chefs, an abundance of producers and plenty more. New to the event, the trio behind food truck, Eat Art Truck will showcase their latest venue, Thievery (Glebe) to the festival, creating contemporary Middle Eastern inspired dishes with a twist.
Returning restaurant favourites such as hatted-restaurants, MoVida (Surry Hills), Biota Dining (Bowral) and Saké Restaurant & Bar (The Rocks and Double Bay) will each serve up a selection of delicious and exciting dishes, and the competition is on again for the most ‘instagrammed’ dish following Biota’s win for their smoked taramasalata with pickled lettuce and charcoal cracker.
To celebrate one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world, Taste of Sydney will welcome South African chef, David Higgs and South African MasterChef judge and chef of Tsogo Sun Hotel, Benny Masekwameng, who will share their culinary knowledge and signature food offerings throughout the weekend at the South African Garden.
The South African Garden, which was a huge success at Taste of Melbourne 2015, will bring the exotic cultural vibe to Sydney and present South African food culture at its best in a relaxed, fun and social atmosphere with live music and African drums. The garden will also showcase local flavours from five star South African restaurants served up on the Braai (a traditional South African BBQ). Australian food identities who have travelled to, and developed an appetite for the region, including Masterchef 2014 winner Brent Owens, and wine critic Mike Bennie will join chef Benny Masekwameng to take Taste-goers through a series of food and wine masterclasses with award-winning wines and South Africa’s eclectic pot of flavours.
For the first time, guests will have the opportunity to cook like a professional chef at Electrolux Chef’s Secrets. This intimate masterclass experience will allow visitors to cook alongside a renowned chef and prepare one of their signature dishes, before sitting down at a communal table together to enjoy the meal with matched wines. These hands – on sessions will allow visitors the unique opportunity to pick up hints, tips and techniques to create inspirational dishes from leading chefs in a beautiful kitchen and dining space.
Returning to Taste of Sydney is the Electrolux Taste Theatre featuring live cooking demonstrations by some of Sydney’s leading chefs on the latest cooking appliances from Electrolux. Guest chefs at the Lurpak- Go Freestyle sessions will demonstrate the art of matching flavours with Lurpak in a series of 15 minute masterclasses, and for those keen to learn more about the latest trends in food, and experience premium wine tastings, there will be several masterclasses with The Wine Society, presented by charismatic wine experts. An abundance of local artisan producers including the Hunter Distillery, Madhouse Bakehouse, Petersons Wines, as well as plenty of live entertainment will also be on show throughout the four days of Taste.
There’s no festival like Taste of Sydney, which showcases only the city’s best restaurants, all in one spectacular spot in the park.
Tickets (from $15) are available now via Ticketek Australia – www.ticketek.com.au/tasteofsydney