From the 5th – 7th August (10am – 6pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm Sunday), the Showground at Sydney Olympic Park is hosting the ultimate food & vino lovers festival.
If you’re a foodie fanatic or budding sommelier, then the Sydney Good Food & Wine Show is the two day event you must attend. The country’s finest food producers, wineries and chefs team up for a smashing weekend of gluttony.
Prices are $27+ for adults, from $18.90 for kids, family packs & concessions. No kid is too young to be learning about nosh so bring along the munchkins for a full day (or two) and learn from the best in the business.
One of our favourite agenda line ups of the festival is the celebs & experts, especially the ones on the stage running demos and throwing the audience tiddlers of food along the way. This year’s lineup includes Alastair McLeod, of Irish descent and presenter of Ready Steady Cook. Then there’s Kirrily Waldhorn (aka Beer Diva) who knows the full history of brewing and will update you on a few myths along the way. As the editor of BeerStyle.com.au and VP of Pink Boots Society, supporting women in the beer industry, Kirrily will no doubt keep the audience entertained. Amongst others, there will be Nick Haddow, founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co who will co-present at the cheese master classes. Known as one of the best cheese makers in Oz, he’s sure to get your goat (and cow) with a few churning tricks up his sleeve.
If you’re feeling peckish by now, make a note to head to the Grazing Garden and grab a bite – a necessity after such extensive walking around the expo, tasting samples by hundreds of exhibitors.
Remember to check the website for a list of all exhibitors, what’s playing at the Good Food Theater, memorize a few event highlights such as Brewers Lane and be involved in Cellar Door – the wine appreciation sessions.
It won’t take you more than 30 minutes to get back to Cremorne Point from the Park. And if you’ve worked the expo, you should have quite a few samples – enough to make a late evening picnic on our balcony at Cremorne Point Manor. The views are stunning, the Harbour will be lit up and you’ll be fressing on delicacies that only the expo can offer in abudance. So raise a glass and remember that wine is officially one serving of your daily 5 – it’s all about the grapes.