I would gladly nominate October as Foodie Month. With the Crave Sydney International Food Festival running throughout the month and MasterChef Live starting tomorrow till Sunday, it is difficult to shy away from all the delicious and mouth watering dishes as chefs showcase their culinary skills. There is so much happening and so many events to go to that I can hardly keep up. The following are events coming up starting tomorrow that I am really looking forward to.
- World Sandwichship will be held tomorrow at Studio Kitchen of the Sydney Opera House as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival from noon to 2pm and entry is free. Sad to say, I will not be able to go as I found out about it a bit too late and have made other commitments. So if you guys are free tomorrow, drop by Sydney Opera House to see the world’s best sandwich makers from the US, Britain and South Africa Australia battle it out for the World Sandwichship Champion title against Australian contestant Matt Wilkinson from Melbourne cafe Pope Joan. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/about-town/forget-subs-and-sushi-its-time-for-a-sandwich-renaissance-20111003-1l5cp.html#ixzz1a07Y1xHG
- MasterChef Live Sydney 2011 will start tomorrow and run over the weekends at the Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park. There will be a wide range of hands-on cooking classes, workshops and masterclasses with Australia’s top chefs, MasterChef judges -George and Gary and favourite MasterChef contestants from all 3 seasons throughout the 3 days. Numerous stalls will be set up selling goods from well known patisseries such as Adriano Zumbo and Pattise to kitchen accessories allowing us to sample and shop like a MasterChef. Interested? Tickets only cost $30 for adults and $23 for children so don’t hesitate, buy your tickets now for a lifetime experience.
- Malaysia Fest, an event that has been taking place over the last 20 years will take place again this year on the 9th of October at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour. M-fest, a joint non-profit effort by Malaysian students’ associations seeks to promote Malaysia’s cultural diversity by introducing Malaysia’s sumptuous flavours and vibrant culture to Sydney. Besides the annual servings of traditional Malaysian food such as nasi lemak, laksa and satay from some of the best Malaysian restaurants in Sydney, including Mamak, this year’s event showcases cooking demonstrations by Malaysia Kitchen ambassador and MasterChef 2010 Contestant Alvin Quah and MasterChef 2011’s Billy Law!
- Night Noodle Markets will take place over two weeks (weekdays only) beginning next Monday from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. It will be held at Hyde Park North where visitors can enjoy an authentic Asian hawker market atmosphere with up to 40 food stalls, including some of Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Asian eateries, 3 bars and nightly entertainment.
- Breakfast on Bondi is a unprecedented event for Crave Sydney International Food Festival where the visitors can watch the sun rise as they enjoy traditional breakfast on the sands of Sydney’s most beautiful beach well-known for surfing. There will be stalls managed by local restaurants and cafes so the crowd can have the choice of picking up breakfast there. The highlight of the event would be the appearance of Bill Granger, the chef from Bills who brought Sydney Breakfast to its fame and Hayden Quinn, the MasterChef2011 finalist.