Sydney’s favourite wine and food festival is back, bigger and even more Italian. Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in August with the return of the Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine lover. And snacks. Lots and lots of snacks. Proudly presented by Smeg, the festival is all about celebrating wine, food and culture together in inimitable Italian style.
Alongside 250 of Italy’s finest wines (and the best Italian-centric Australian wines) Sydney’s top Italian cooks are turning out in force to make it a day to remember, and there’ll be the chance to shop for salumi, cheese, pasta, bread, gelato, coffee, olive oil, pastries, cookbooks and more at the Gourmet Traveller Food Market. Watch our live cheese and pasta making demonstrations plus there’ll be cooking demonstrations, olive oil masterclasses and food talks with Sydney’s top Italian chefs. Don’t forget to visit our Negroni bar for an Italian cocktail, and relax in the wine garden, listening to live Italian jazz by day or our DJ playing Italian classics in the evening.
The Italians say they do it better, Sydney. Are you ready to put them to the test?