I didn't end up making it to Taste of Sydney as planned on Friday night. Luckily the weather was fantastic today, even though there was a cloudy with a chance of rain forecast. It was fate! So off we headed, bright and early, to Centennial Parklands where we found an amazing parking spot right opposite the festival. Lucky or what?
Waiting eagerly to get into the festival!
Bright and sunny day, perfect for a outdoor food festival!
Pre-purchased Crowns (Taste of Sydney currency) ready to go
First stop - Guillaume at Bennelong
Wagyu beef daube with paris mash - this was amazing! The beef was so tender, it barely needed to be touched to fall apart. I could eat 10 of these!
Becasse's offering - I loved the french accents galore at the Becasse stand, everything sounds good with a french accent
Plan B's Organic grass fed wagyu beef burger - This one wasn't anything special IMO, the regular burger on offer at Plan B is cheaper ($10) bigger, and better
Jonah's at Whale Beach stand
Jonah's vanilla panna cotta with lavender honey and fresh pomegranate
The guy serving me at the Jonah's stand gave this the obligatory wobble before handing it over hehe, I had to follow suit too once I set it down on the table hehe This was amazing! I loved the tart taste of the pomegranate paired with the lovely vanilla bean panna cotta
The cheerfull El Toro Loco stand
Today's special - Paella
Cooking the massive pan of paella
This smelt amazing whilst it was cooking!
Yummy paella with seafood- fresh from the pan
Bird Cow Fish's offering - Braised Cape Grim beef cheek and glazed onion pie in sour cream & puff pastry case, red wine veal jus - the pastry was so flaky, buttery and tasty, with melt in the mouth beef
Bird Cow Fish's dessert - Tiramisu roulade
Chocolate souffle from Becasse
Tapioca pudding with poached jackfruit and lychees- pretty dessert of coconut flavoured tapioca pudding with loads of lychees and jackfruit. I really enjoyed this!
Taste of Sydney, the foodie event of the summer, was held in Sydney this March 11-14, 2010 even bigger and better than last year. Sydney’s top chefs, the finest artisan producers and discerning gourmands will be mingling in the beautiful surrounds of Centennial Parklands.