The tastiest festivals in Sydney
If you’ve been deprived the joy of crusty bread rolls or freshly fried doughnuts due to coeliac disease or a more mildly affected stomach, the Gluten Free Expo will turn your gluten free world upside-down. Satisfy all your cravings at 40 food stalls serving up rare gluten free items.
Pinot Palooza is marking its eighth year as Australia’s largest annual pinot noir festival, and while that may sound crazy specific, it goes hard every year because people love pinot, especially 100 pinots in one place that are open and ready for tasting.
The winter edition of this after dark food adventure will be curated by James Viles from fine dining establishment Biota in the appropriate freezing Southern Highlands. The line-up of more than 50 stalls will create menus to the theme 'wild', utilising native and ethically sourced produce, with a special focus on putting all elements of ingredients to good use.
Black, green, boozy or iced – there are many ways to enjoy the flavours derived from the camellia sinensis plant. Spend a full day topping up your porcelain tasting cup with warming tinctures and refreshing tea-based cocktails at Carriageworks for the Sydney Tea Festival.
Paddy's Markets in Flemington is frying up a winter version of their food-focused night market in their undercover carpark. They’re filling the cavernous space with more than 25 food trucks and stalls, plus live music and a caravan of vintage cars and souped-up vehicles to inspect after dinner.
It's the seventh year of the Morrison Oyster Festival and Sydney still can't seem to get enough of those tasty little bivalves. During the month of August, the inner city restaurant and bar will boast oysters from 50 regions around Australia, offering a $1.50 oyster happy hour and exciting menu additions.
Drink warming wine this winter
In the depths of Sydney's (admittedly short) winter, a hot drink makes a night on the town a welcoming prospect, especially if it means nursing a glass of red; sweetened with orange juice, spiked with sweet baking spices, and warmed up so that you don't need mittens. In fact, winter drinking is some of Sydney's best, so head out for a hot drink that will provide a bigger kick than your standard cuppa.