Day 1 of the Sydney International Food Festival (SIFF)
What better place to spend the Saturday afternoon with something off the spit while sipping a classic South American cocktail than Woolloomooloo Wharf?
I wonder how many people can actually spell Woolloomooloo properly without having to double check with google. Hah! I certainly cannot.
Gotta love the long weekend! I headed down to Woolloomooloo with a few friends on Sat to check out the BBQ Madness. We were lucky since it didnt rain and the weather was actually nice enough for a long stroll around the city. I remember around this time last year they had the Breakfast on the Bridge event which was freaking awesome. Shame it got replaced by Breakfast on Bondi this year. Sorry but having breakfast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge kicks ass over Bondi Beach any day.
I was actually quite surprised as to how small the event was. There were only about 5 stalls and 1 cocktail bar.
We started off with Otto's Bistecca Di Manzo, Wagyu flank steak with south american quinoa salad. This was the stand-out dish of the event. The quinoa salad was delicious and the wagyu oh-so-very tender.
We then tried China Doll's Rum Glazed BBQ Pork Rib with Palm Heart Pineapple Salsa. Palm heart pineapple salad? I didn't really know what that was but the pineapple salsa was a perfect partner to the rich juicy fatty pork.
Kingsleys! I've never been to Kingsleys actually.. They offered a South American BBQ Plate which included Chorizo, Rodrigues Morcilla and Chicken hearts. Yum.
I love Aki's. They had either a lamb or chicken plate and were sweet enough to let me mix them. Thanks guys! This was really tasty :)
Last but not least we tried Manta's Whole King Prawns, preserved lemon, garlic and parsley. How does one preserve lemon? I don't think the lemon was preserved.. it looked & tasted very fresh. Love the presentation of this dish (And every other dish actually). Everything looked so good that eating it kind of made me sad.
Hooray! So excited about the Sydney International Food Festival. Can't wait for brunches, lunches, high teas and sugar hits. And night noodle markets!
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Happy eating and hope everyone enjoys the last day of their long weekend!