Friday, 23 September 2011

spring

While the nights are still cool, the mood in Sydney, along with the weather has hotted up, which can mean only one thing (aside from global warming)...Summer is on its way!

It's time to head outdoors, start reaping the best of the spring vegetables, enjoy the sunshine and of course, brilliant food and drink.

This week's FBi segment is a mixed bag of food experiences worth checking out:

Sydney Entertainment Quarter's 5th Annual Spring Food and Wine Festival 

If the sound of smooth, smooth jazz, along with delicious food and wine floats your boat, then you had best be off to Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter this weekend. Showcasing some of Australia's favourite wineries including Tamburlaine Organic Wines and Tulloch, there will be tastings as well as cooking demonstrations featuring past Master Chef winners. Regardless of whether you're a reality television tragic or not, entry is free and tasting glasses and tokens are available for purchase once you're inside.

Entry is free and tasting glasses and tokens are available for purchase at the event.

Details:


This Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th from 11am - 5pm on the EQ Showring
Click here for more info

Sustainable Cycle? Ride On

So many great food initiatives are coming from Sydney's youth these days, which is awesome. We know what interests our peers and ourselves, so if you can't find an event you like, why not create it yourself?

The Ride On Lunch program is hosted by the Youth Food Movement and celebrates local produce. Supported by Eveleigh Market, they're conducting a cycle around Sydney's inner city suburbs in which you can meet producers at Eveleigh Farmers' Market, tour a local community garden and a sustainable eco-property. It's about sharing food, ideas, and the city together, so if you have a bike and a helmet, this one is well worth checking out. Apparently you can even learn how to make a smoothie using your bike!

Details:

When: October 15
Cost: $17, click here to book:
For more info, contact Alexandra Girdwood on 0423 175 654 or email yfmsydney@gmail.com.

The Youth Food Movement is a broad-based collective of young people with a strong interest in food and sustainability. For more information, please visit www.yfmsydney.wordpress.com/events/.

Walking Dessert Tour

Saving the best for last, if the idea of an afternoon wandering around Darlinghurst and Kings Cross eating delicious sweets makes you "ooh", then you need to know about Eddie.  A bonafide travel tour guide, he's created a dessert tasting experience kind of like a pub crawl (just replace 'booze' with 'sugar').

In around 3 hours, you'll experience 8 amazing dessert dream destinations and best of all, you're walking between them, which has to count for something, right?

From gelato to pastry and Greek sweets, it's all here.

Details: 

When: This Sunday, 25 September
Where: Starts in Kings Cross at 1pm
Cost: $39
Click here for more information
Bookings are essential:
eddie@dessertlovers.com.au or call 0406109996

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