The best gastronomic event of Sydney, Taste of Sydney, kicked off with the Taste of Sydney Gala Night at the Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park on Thursday 9 March 2017.
Taste of Sydney, in partnership with Electrolux, returned to Centennial Park from 9 – 12 March 2017. During the four-day event, foodies enjoyed: the signature dishes of some of Sydney’s best restaurants; cooking and food demonstrations; masterclasses and workshops; live entertainment; pop-up bars; food stalls from artisan producers; and lots of wine and beer tastings.
Guests at the Gala Night were served Taittinger champagne on arrival, and throughout the night were offered: wine (Society Premium Selection Tumich Wines Pinot Noir 2015 from the Adelaide Hills, 2014 Nepenthe Shiraz from the Adelaide Hills, and Catlin Cove 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc); beer (Estrella Damm); cider (The Cider Lab Packham Pear, Royal Gala and Pink Lady); water (Evian Natural Mineral Water and Badoit Sparkling Natural Mineral Water); and soft drinks (Soda Press Co with CAPI Sparkling Mineral Water).
The Gala Night menu consisted of canapes by: Nelly Robinson (tomato marshmallow, ham chips with cider and goma, corn pecorino and esplinate chilli and Thai green curry); and Josh Niland (batter fried Beramagui Pink Ling and yoghurt tartare).
There was a cheese table with a selection of local and international specialty cheese by Simon Johnson, and a caviar bar with Yasa caviar from Simon Johnson served with Beluga Noble Russian Vodka.
Porteno Sydney won the prize for best stall. Wallaby skewers from Bouche on Bridge was awarded 1st prize for Best in Taste. Hazelnut mousse cake with a Pedro Ximenez chocolate ball centre and gold leaf by Mercado Restaurant was awarded 2nd prize for Best in Taste. Liquid pumpkin and parmesan gnocchi in forest mushroom tea from Gastro Park was awarded 3rd prize for Best in Taste.
Those invited to the Gala Night included celebrities, chefs, media and food bloggers. Some of the celebrities included: The Bachelor’s Tim Robard and Anna Heinrich, 2015 My Kitchen Rules winner Steve Flood, celebrity chef Guillaume Brahimi, and 2011 My Kitchen Rules winners Sammy and Isabelle Jakubiak.
Read more about Taste of Sydney at: http://sydney.tastefestivals.com/#YFy5FOJ5BOcQibVv.99