Foodies of Sydney! Get your diaries out, March is going to be a deliciously packed month full of things to do in Sydney that involve eating, more eating and a little bit of drinking. From weekend escapes to cocktail workshops, you’ll be spending the month in a food coma haze, and we’re not complaining about that at all.
Taste of Sydney 2015
Taste of Sydney is an unmissable foodie’s day out. The four day festival in Centennial Park is a celebration of Sydney’s unique and progressive dining scene, showcasing the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants who will each feature three to four signature dishes in ‘taste’ sized portions, allowing you to create your dream tasting menu. Restaurants involved include 4Fourteen, Café Paci, Biota Dining and MoVida, as well as interactive masterclasses and round the table discussions with top chefs. Taste of Sydney will be the hottest foodie ticket in town.
March Into Merivale
For the seventh year running, the powerhouse of Sydney hospitality that is Merivale are putting on a five week fun-fest, with over 50 food, drink, entertainment, and lifestyle events that cater to any budget or appetite. Running from the 23rd of February to the 29th of March, all our favourite venues will be involved, from the casual El Loco to sophisticated est.. Be sure to check out the website for a full list of events, you’re going to be spoilt for choice!
Rick Stein & Veuve Clicquot Champagne Dinner
A Veuve Clicquot Pop-Up Bar and four-course dinner hosted by Rick Stein? Sign us up! Make a weekend escape to Bannisters in Mollymook especially for this event. The package includes a Veuve Clicquot welcome pack on arrival plus a copy of Rich Stein’s ‘Fish and Shellfish’, accommodation for one night in a room with ocean views, pre-dinner champagne in the Clicquot Pop Up Bar with Rick Stein and Dean O’Reilly (Veuve Clicquot’s champagne ambassador), a four course dinner with matching Clicquot hosted by Rick Stein and breakfast the following morning. Whew! Prices start at $945 twin share for a deliciously decadent weekend.
Four Pillars Gin Masterclass
Gin lovers of Sydney need to get themselves to Workshop in Redfern on Tuesday 10th March for an evening of all things gin. While you sip on a Four Pillars Gin and tonic, Stuart Gregor will take you through everything you need to know about your poison of choice, from the history of gin and distilling to the flourishing Australian craft spirit industry. You also get to have a taste of all three Four Pillars gins (Rare Dry, Barrel Aged, Navy Strength) before finding out why gin is the spirit of choice for bartenders and learning how to make a perfect negroni, which you will enjoy before stumbling home, chuffed with the fact you went out on a Tuesday. Tickets are nearly sold out, so get yours here.
The Crab Carnival Returns To The Morrison
You can never be crabby when you’re stuffing your face full of delicious crab dishes at The Morrison! Get your crab fix with daily crab menu specials, cocktails, crazy crab races and a crab-eating contest that will challenge the largest appetites in Sydney! So head down to The Morrison and get your claws on some crab, you won’t regret it.
Surfing Chefs For SurfAid
This event featuring a selection of Australia’s top chefs such as Monty Koludrovic and Peter Doyle brings together food, surf and the Bondi community to support a very important cause. The proceeds from this event, which includes a ten course gourmet food and beverage experience, all benefit SurfAid, a charity aiming to save the lives of women and children in remote areas of Indonesia where the maternal and child mortality rate is extremely high. A worthwhile cause and a delicious night.
Learn To Cook The Paleo Way
Pete Evans, Luke Hines and a range of special guests are making their way around Australia and New Zealand spreading the word about eating paleo. The interactive event will be full of cooking and conversation, with the guys demonstrating The Paleo Way skills to cook on a budget, make bone broths, prepare family food, kids’ lunches and fermenting in your own kitchen. Get your tickets here.
Fun Food Photography & Styling Workshop
Any food or photography lover is probably familiar with the wonderful Katrina Meynink and Sneh Roy, who will be combining forces for a food photography and styling workshop. Bring your DSLRs and smartphones for a day perfecting your food blogging skills. Morning tea and lunch are provided and Pressed Juices will be keeping you hydrated throughout the day. If you want to up your food photography game, this is the event for you!
The Art Of Eating: Ceramics, Food & Conversation
This event brings together the important elements essential for any good meal with delicious food by Longrain, discussion from artists and curators, and amazing ceramics by Danks Street artists. Tickets to this Art Month event include a banquet meal, wine and a take home ceramic work for each guest, as well as a wealth of knowledge about ceramics and their tactile qualities.
Mixology with Trolley’d
Start your Saturday night celebrations getting Trolley’d with Chris and Byron, cocktail extraordinaires whipping up delicious cocktails using native Australian ingredients and organic produce from recycled Ansett airline trolleys. The boys will show you how to make a host of cocktails infused with their signature foraged native flora. Skills picked up here are a sure fire way to impress your friends at your next party.
The Enlighten Night Noodle
Adding to the feast of illumination across the nation’s capital are the brand-new Enlighten Night Noodle Markets. As the sun sets over Parliament House, visitors will tuck into all the best Asian food we love, from dumplings to dosa, pad Thai to gyoza, including Sydney favourites Daniel San, Bao Stop and N2 Extreme Gelato. The event is part of The Canberra Times Good Food Month, which includes themed bars and special dining events, well worth a culinary road-trip.
The Bay Soiree
A must on your hit list of foodie things to do in Sydney, is The Bay Soiree. Teaming up with the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel will be offering a decadent sit down dinner on March 13th to raise funds for the Institute. There will be three courses of deliciousness to be enjoyed as the sun goes down. For tickets head here.
Chui Lee Luk Pops Up At Berta
For ten glorious weeks, renowned chef Chui Lee Luk will be playing guest chef at one of Sydney's best restaurants, Berta. There will be a 'sagra' night each Tuesday celebrating a single ingredient or preparation. For only $55 per person, you will be treated to four delicious courses that will either focus on rice, potatoes, edible weeds, rabbit or lamb. Count us in! For more information, visit their website.