Friday, 19 August 2011

what's on

If it's not a new restaurant popping up, there are other new and exciting food experiences popping up around the traps.

1950's Fair

This weekend, Rose Seidler House dusts of its curtains, puts on the kettle and rolls out the carpet for its annual 1950's fair. Think victory rolls, circle skirts, vintage markets, hot looking cars and festival food. This year, the food stakes get raised a notch as the guys from Porteno and Bodega present their wares. There will reportedly be chilli dogs, pulled pork sambos and a little something for the vegetarians, too, so slick back that hair, pull on those seamed stockings and get ready to rock.

Rose Seidler House
Sunday 21 August
10.00am — 5.00pm
General $25 | Conc/member $20 | Family $70 | Tickets available at the gate

Ultimo Science Festival

Mid August hosts the Ultimo Science Festival, geared getting people down with the business of all things geektastic. Next week, Ultimo TAFE gets set to present a dinner of mollecular gastronomic proportions, applying scientific experimentation and principals to your dinner. It may be a passe term where the food industry is concerned, but screw that - it's a great opportunity to see young chef talent having fun playing with their food.

When: Wednesday 24 August: 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: The Apprentice Restaurant, Ultimo TAFE, Building E, Harris Street
Tickets: $75 per person. This includes wines.
Bookings essential email or call (02) 9217 4133

Global food tour: Fairfield

The Benevolent Society might not be the first organiser you'd think of when it comes to food tours, but who cares. Part of their 'growing communities together' initiative, they have created Taste Tours, which focus on highlighting the colourful and multicultural experiences you can find in your own back yard. Next weekend, they're running a gastronomic tour of Fairfield. You'll discover some brilliant food finds from experts in the know including cuisine from Serbia, Burma, Europe, Afghanistan, Assyria, the Middle East and India...all in one day!

When: August 27, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $80 per adult, $40 for kids
Book here.