Park Feast

Things to do, Food and drink
Park Feast
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Bring a picnic blanket to make a full day of eating and relaxing (read: food coma-ing) in the lush surrounds of Bella Vista Farm

Park Feast Festival returns to Bella Vista Farm this spring, turning the peaceful park surrounds into a weekend-long fiesta of food trucks and family fun.

Running 11am to 9pm, the festival has every meal from brunch to supper covered, with jumping castles, amusement rides and live music to keep all generations busy in between.

Over 20 of Sydney’s favourite food and dessert trucks will be parked and pumping out eats on the day, including local burger purveyors Bella Shack, who serve weekly rotating specials – past incarnations include the Cluckin’ Spicy 2.0, a gravity defying stack of spicy buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, battered jalapenos, lettuce and chipotle and honey basted riblet poppers. Forgo normal fries and hit up Kartel for their loaded fries instead, topped with grilled kimchi, pork belly, cheese, cholula hot sauce, sour cream and pico de gallo.

If you have any space left for dessert, crack into a mini crème brûlée from Torch Me, or pay a visit to ex-Sydney FC footballer Pedj Bojic’s Pimp My Chimney truck. There they serve Hungarian chimney cakes, known as kürtőskalács, filled with ice cream and myriad toppings. Crisp on the outside but soft and bread-like on the inside, each chimney is made by spinning a long strip of sweet dough around a cone-shaped spit before being roasted golden-brown and rolled in toppings like cinnamon sugar and ground pistachios. Their signature flavour is the ‘Naughty Nuts’, which comes loaded with vanilla ice cream, crushed hazelnuts, Ferrero Rocher pieces, chocolate brownie balls, hazelnut biscotti and drizzled with Nutella.

By: Juliana Yu

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