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At the calendar-start of the Sydney International Food Festival

October 3rd, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized


This afternoon I was on Anna Burns’ great Weekend Lunch show on FBI 94.5FM talking about the unplating of Sydney International Food Festival. It’s easy to look at what’s on and get program overwhelm, so I singled out a few of the many, many things that are on. If you scooped your hand through the festival line-up, you’ll end up with a lucky dip of things to do: pop-up dinners, a food zine launch, Ashfield’s Big Yum Cha, the Olive Festival, Cherrybrook Lantern Night, the Beer Festival, and loads more.

As an unreformed sweet tooth, I’m most excited about the Sugar Hit program of desserts throughout October, from the Black And White Tasting Plate at Kings Cross Hotel to the Chocolate Assiette at Glass Brasserie (the latter has a very enticing cast list that includes white chocolate and pandan parfait, chocolate fondant, raspberry marshmallow, bitter chocolate fondue ans Earl Grey tea ice cream rolled in cookies and cream biscuit). Only $20 for a sweet course with Brown Brothers dessert wine or Hennessy cognac from 9pm-11pm. My.

I’ve also been lucky enough to have scored a few tickets to the World Chef Showcase, which has been flagged as a big event drawcard.

And even though the rain today seems like a long-weekend killjoy, it is very program-browsing-friendly. I’ll be spending a little while circling dates and synching up my diary.

See you at some foodie event during this October-long festival.

For loads more info and detail, head to the Sydney International Food Festival website.

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