Italian Wine and Food Festival

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Italian Wine and Food Festival
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Over 200 Italian wines and food stalls pack out Barangaroo

If there was ever a time for stretchy pants, the Italian Wine and Food Festival is it. This annual celebration of all the tastiest drops coming out of Italy, plus Italian varieties from across the globe and Italy's best snacks will take over the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve.

Masterclasses and workshops sell out quickly so if you want to really get into the educational elements of the festival it pays to book early.

Otherwise standard entry gets you a tasting glass that you can give a serious work out as you make your way through stalls dedicated to regions and grape varieties, with pitstops for pizza, pasta, cheese and salami, and a Negroni bar for a break from grapes.

And these aren't just any old Italian snacks. You can expect stalls from the best Italian chefs and providores in the city, including: Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater), Lucio Galletto (Lucio’s), Stefano Manfredi (Pizzaperta), Nino Zoccali (Pendolino), Richard Ptacnik (Otto Ristorante) and Federico Zanellato (LuMi).


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