A company based in Darlinghurst has brought another live, outdoor food event of gastronomical pleasures to succumb to our senses. Taste of Sydney comes and hits Sydney's foodies once a year, and hangs around for four days at Sydney's Centennial Park, and appears once more like a boomerang, sooner than you know it.
Beautiful drinks from San Pellegrino with a glimpse of my Crowns card
It is advisable to be a little organised and buy your tickets via Ticketek. If you choose to buy your ticket at the event, you should be okay, depending on the queues at the time. Otherwise, there are sometimes some promotions on where you can save on the ticket prices if you and your friend come in together. Just look out for such offers in magazines such as the Gourmet Traveller.
Additionally, Crowns is the food currency at this event, although a few exhibitors accept cash. The organisers of this event advise you to purchase your Crowns in advance, however look out for the pink parade (similar to the guys that work at any Moochi fro-yo store), and they'll look after you.
As a food writer and editor, it is awesome to get invited to these events once in a while. This event is way better than MasterChef LIVE, despite seeing a few familiar faces when it comes to the exhibitors at this event, who also feature at the MasterChef version. Also, it is welcoming to welcome a few new faces.
The Crown sellers walking about
Tried a beef pepper Tasmanian pie from a group of Tasmanian bakers wanting to distrubute their food into the Sydney market, and it was well worth the wait. '
Tasting and sampling some dips and tomatoes, as well as some different flavours of the popular Nudie, as well as cocktails, ciders and wine was just cool. This was heaven. A hit with school kids, as well as mums pushing prams. Ample table tennis facilities were also enjoyed. A hive of activity, there is just so much to do. If you want to learn how to make cocktails, this is also covered.
Those scrumptious Tassie pies. Let's help them sell in Sydney.
Taste of Sydney has a few flaws, especially with unused Crowns, yet the organisers promise they are working on this. Centennial Park is the perfect location. Come here hungry, there is plenty of culinary treats from well cooked beef to a chai lolly. You just don't know what to expect, yet for Crown planning purposes, read the menu in advance. Cheers.
I'll drink to that
Where: Centennial Park. About 100 metres from the info desk, and around 580 metres from Paddington Gates.
Why: Fantastic food and alcohol under one playground.
When: Annually, usually in March of any given calendar year.
Good for kids: Yes, expect alcohol is still out of bounds as you know.
Take away: Yes.