- Crave Sydney International Food Festival is a month-long celebration of extraordinary food experiences in Sydney and regional NSW.
- Crave Sydney takes place this year from 1 to 31 October 2012.
- Signature events include the World Chef Showcase, Barbecue Madness, Let’s Do Lunch and the Night Noodle Markets.
Sydney comes alive with hundreds of culinary experiences to explore during the annual Crave Sydney International Food Festival.
Crave Sydney is a month-long celebration of the city’s food scene, as well as premium local produce from regional New South Wales. Food lovers can cram their calendars with amazing dinner dates, sip fabulous cocktails, explore Sydney’s small bars and vibrant food precincts throughout October.
The festival offers something for everyone - large scale food events, intimate dinners cooked by some of the world’s leading chefs, authentic food experiences in Sydney’s culturally diverse suburbs and family activities.
The World Chef Showcase brings more than 25 world class chefs and food personalities together for a weekend to share their culinary talents and tales with a specific food focus. Click here for this year’s theme.
The festival starts with a sizzle during Barbecue Madness, as chefs and food producers fire up the coals. Sydney shows off the great Aussie tradition with brilliant barbecues across the city, including a fresh produced themed extravaganza at The Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Market.
Hyde Park is transformed into an authentic Asian hawker-style market, with noodles, dumplings, desserts and more during the Night Noodle Markets. This major highlight of the festival brings together dozens of fabulous food stalls, bars and live entertainment on weeknights throughout October.
Breakfast at Bondi returns this year, with music, food, surf and celebrity chefs for 5000 Sydneysiders and visitors as the sun comes up.
Crave Sydney offers the opportunity to sample the best Sydney and regional restaurants too, through the popular Let’s Do Lunch event, quirky Hats Off dinners as well as special late-night Sugar Hit dessert treats.
Make a meal of it and visit regional New South Wales to sample fresh produce during the Festival. Check out local specialties and meet the producers through produce tours, farmers’ markets and the glorious 100 Mile Meals series across the state.
The detailed Crave Sydney International Food Festival program is available at www.cravesydney.com.