Food, Wine and Art Collide at Pyrmont Festival

The much-loved Pyrmont Festival is back by popular demand for its seventh year running.

This year they have partnered with Mudgee Region to showcase three mutually appreciated elements: wine, food and art. The Star have supported the festival since its inception and are once again the principal sponsors for this community focused event.

The opening of the festival took place in Cherry Bar, offering an unbeatable skyline backdrop for the evening. Erica Reynolds and Rob McCourt, co-presidents of the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, hosted the evening alongside Jess Chrcek, President of the Mudgee Wine Association.

Throughout the evening we sampled a variety of wines from the Mudgee region, including a deliciously crisp Moothi Estate Chardonnay. The wonderful chefs at The Star created a tasting menu designed to be complement the Mudgee wine selection.

Highlights for my plus one were the freshly shucked oysters served with a chardonnay dressing, as well as the super tender chinese roast duck pancakes with cucumber and hoi sin. A fantastic showcase of local and regional producers collaborating to make something special.

The Pyrmont Festival runs for fifteen days and has plenty of events scheduled in to keep you busy. The pinnacle is set to be the free two-day festival in Pirrama Park (Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May). With over 100 stalls offering wine and food tastings from around Pyrmont and Mudgee there’s sure to be something to tickle everyone’s taste buds. There will be live music and local artists showcasing their work as well as rides and entertainment for the children.

The Pyrmont Festival is a fantastic event that does a great job of bringing the community together to celebrate talented winemakers, chefs and artists. Head down to see what’s going on!

The Pyrmont Festival + Mudgee Region is a 15-day festival showcasing more than 50 restaurants, wine bars, hotels, winemakers and artists from Pyrmont and the Mudgee Region. 13-27 May 2017. ​Visit their website for a full schedule.

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