Carriageworks Night Market

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Carriageworks Night Market
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Carriageworks and Vivid are igniting an old flame: the fiery Night Markets

Last year, Carriageworks introduced their new Night Market during Vivid. The crowds packed into the undercover shelter and lined up for charcoaled snacks from Porteno and warm cups of mulled wine from Archie Rose. Since then the Night Market has returned in spring, during Chinese New Year and now it’s back, full circle, for Vivid Sydney 2017.

The large-scale market will be serving up dishes cooked with fire by some of the best restaurants in Sydney. Guest curator Lennox Hastie, chef and owner of Firedoor, has selected more than 25 stallholders – double the number at previous Night Markets.

You’ll be able to buy food from Firedoor, Vic’s Meat, Three Blue Ducks, Billy Kwong, Cairo Takeaway, 4Fourteen, 1 Bent Street, Pepe Saya, Rising Sun Workshop, Nilgiri’s, Lankan Filling Station, Hartsyard and more. There’ll be grilling, smoking, roasting, baking and barbecuing – as well as demonstrations of cooking with fire on the night.

There will be five of these demonstrations. Firedoor will be cooking whole Mimosa Valley lambs hung on Ozado Crosses over an open wood fire; Sarah Glover will be planking whole Mount Cook salmons; Fink Group will be hosting live paella cooking demonstrations; and John Sussman from Kinkawooka Shellfish will be give demonstrations of mussles éclade over the course of the evening.

On the booze front, there’ll be a stall from Rocker – the new venue by Darren Robertson (of Three Blue Ducks) and Cameron Northway (Sweet & Chilli Drinks); Archie Rose will be bubbling a hot cocktail in a cauldron; Cake Wines are mulling their beverages; Ballsys Brewing is creating a fire flavour kombucha; and T Totaler will be making a spicy hot chai.

As always, we can expect the Night Markets to be busy. It’s a ticketed event, but, as Carriageworks director Lisa Havilah says, they’ve taken on feedback from previous events and they’re “doubling the footprint of the area... and doubling the number of restaurants and food offered on the night.” There’ll also be additional seating and increased security in place.

Carriageworks is also running a sit-down event during Vivid called Sydney Table.

Check out our guide to Vivid Sydney.

By: Time Out Promotions

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