With October's Crave Sydney International Food Festival fast approaching, SBS has compiled a list of must-see events. From an Italian mini-festival in Haberfield to the showstopping World Chef Showcase, these are the events that will leave your tastebuds tantalised and your appetite for exotic, innovative and delicious food sated.
World Chef Showcase
Spend a weekend with the world’s best chefs, including Wylie Dufresne [scallops and pine needle udon pictured], Marcus Wareing and Luke Nguyen. Get up-close and personal with all the big names as they bring together the dishes that have put them on the map. Take home some fascinating insights, wonderful memories and fabulous recipes.
When: October 9-10, 2010
Where: Star City Harbour Ballroom, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Night Noodle Markets
It wouldn't be the Crave Sydney International Food Festival without the Night Noodle Markets, the authentic Asian hawker market that pops up in Hyde Park across two fabulous weeks.
This year's market has doubled in size with up to 40 tantalising food stalls, live Asian-inspired entertainment, three bars and the chilled-out Coopers beer garden. This year we've added a special new Middle Eastern-themed area in line with our Festival focus on the food of Lebanon and beyond. Drop in after work or come into the city on a balmy spring night to meet friends and family and soak up the atmosphere.
When: October 11-15 and 18-22
Where: Hyde Park, Sydney
World Dinners: Royal Kitchens of India
Nilgiri's is going on a journey to the erstwhile royal kitchens of India, featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet inspired by those regal feasts.
When: October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 12pm-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm
Where: Nilgiri’s, 81 Christies St, St Leonards
World Dinners: A Taste of Peru
Guest chef Alejandro Saravia presents a six-course menu of modern Peruvian cuisine. Discover flavours which are being recognised worldwide and enjoy dishes such as ceviche (lime-cured fish with aji, Peruvian chilli) and huantia (braised beef with a blend of Andean chillis).
When: October 19 and 20, 7pm-10.30pm
Where: Sails on Lavendar Bay, 2 Henry Lawson Ave, McMahons Point
Community Festivals: Primavera in Haberfield
Stroll the main streets of Haberfield and enjoy the very best of homemade Italian food and produce: bread, pasta, cheese, wine, cakes, chocolates, coffee, olives, Italian smallgoods and much, much more, as fresh and authentic as you can find anywhere in Australia, in an Italian festa atmosphere
When: October 16, 10am-4pm
Where: Ramsay and Dalhousie Streets, Haberfield