Sydney Taste Festival Reviews
Taste Sydney at this Food Heaven Mar 26, 2013
I went to the Sydney Taste festival in March 2013. It is located in the centre of Centennial Parklands, after you enter from Lang Road. The tickets cost $30 entry at the door but are cheaper to pre-book online. You can go to the lunch portion of the festival or the dinner one. The lunch runs from 12-4pm and the dinner runs from 5.30-9.30. We went to the lunch one. The festival operates on a crown system - Every crown costs $1 and they can be purchased at the door or at various locations throughout the festival. You pay for your dishes and drinks at the venue in crowns, some stands also accept cash.
The Taste festival runs annually throughout the world, there is one in my home city which i have never gone to but i will be sure to attend next time it's on. It's a festival where a number of different top restaurants and food and drink sellers occupy stands and sell various dishes from their menus. There's main meals, ice-cream, wines, beers, cheeses, nuts etc etc. There's something for everybody.
The atmosphere is great and if you're lucky enough to get a hot day when the sun is belting down, everyone is in good spirits while browsing the diverse and multiple stalls at the event. There's free food tasting, cocktail-making classes, chef demonstrations. If you're a food lover then this is the place for you.
The only issue i had with it is the price of the dishes. I read that the portions you receive are tapas-sized portions - This is untrue. They are tiny and cost, what i believe to be, over what they are worth. The dishes costs from $8-$12, i read that some were as low as $6 but i didn't see anything worthwhile to eat for this price. At the end of the day we had had a lovely day and soaked up the atmosphere for a whopping $170 between the two of us. We had a few drinks and weren't exactly full in the belly but it was a worthwhile, different thing to go to. I would also suggest going to the dinner portion of the festival because there stands are primarily drinks and nibble-foods at the lunch section.
We enjoyed it! I don't know if i'd go again but it's a good day out.
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