Say hello to the sunshine with a bunch of amazing things happening outdoors and on the street this weekend. With the cold snap hopefully behind us, it's time to get out and about...or is that Art and About?
A Movable Feast
The 2012 program for Art and About is sadly drawing to a close, but not without one last hurrah in the form of a huge movable feast happening tomorrow night.
For one night only, the City of Sydney will close George Streets between Park and Bathurst, making it one huge food truck top, outdoor eating, pedestrian paradise. If you haven't checked out any of Sydney's food trucks, this is your chance to see all of them in one place, from pork belly buns at Tsuru, to vegetarian delights from The Veggie Patch Van...and it really wouldn't be the same without Eat Art Truck, who in name alone, is MADE for this event. There will also be organic delights from Agape and of course tacos from Cantina Mobil.
There will be films screened at the outdoor cinema, live music and a tonne more, I'm sure.
Where: George Street, Sydney
When: From 7.30pm Saturday 20 October, 2012
Cost: Free to attend, purchase food and drink as you go
Marrickville Festival 2012
If last year is anything to go by, there will be around 30,000 people packed into Marrickville's Illawarra and Marrickville Roads, where they'll be met with live music and dance performances, comedy routines...and of course food. Showcasing the exceptional multicultural diversity in the area, expect everything from West African jollof, to spice to fresh, herb-driven Vietnamese, Turkish delights and much more, so rock up early, peruse your lunch options...and dig in.
Where: Marrickville and Illawarra Roads
When: Sunday 21 October, 2012, 11am - 5pm
Cost: Free (purchase food, booze and crafts at will)
In the food industry, the word 'fusion' is usually met with a fair amount disdain as an outdated notion, a spent fad, a tired term. Like it or lump it though, it's a word that aptly describes the fact that our place in the world - and our food - is influenced by everything from our European roots, to our South East Asian proximity.
The Four In Hand's resident Irishman, chef and restaurateur Colin Fassnidge presents Food Fusion, a session presenting chef tips, tricks and tecnniques, alongside other talented chefs in the area including Hamish Ingham from Bar H Surry Hills and more.
If you want to learn something new, or just taste something deeelicious, head along to Paddington Markets next Saturday to get your cook on.
Where: Paddington Markets
When: Saturday 27 October, 10am - 5pm