July 17, 2010

Sydney Good Food & Wine Show 2010

The yearly Good Food & Wine Show hit Sydney in 16-18 July and I thought I'd go and see what the fuss was all about. Turns out it's a massive trade show for wine, some artisan products and a lot instant, canned and ready-made meals. For 30 something dollars a ticket it is worth it if a) you are into wine and/or b) you want to spot some celebrity chefs. For me who is not so much into wine the highlight of the day was Matt Moran's stage show which was fun and entertaining, but the rest of it was unfortunately mostly rubbish.

There is, however, other entertainment available such as the celebrity theatre, coffee tasting, Lindt chocolate masterclasses, cupcake making classes, book signing, but sadly most of it is suffocated by the overflowing crowds.

We still had an interesting food filled day :)

Cheese samples

Spices and spiced biscotti

Josophan's chocolates

Josophan's chocolates

Edible Blooms

Chocolate coated fruits... The chocolate coated strawberry was delicious!

Mochi samples

Panforte by Madeleine Kent Cakes

Panforte by Madeleine Kent Cakes

Lavosh crispbreads

Jellies and sago cookies

Sharon Wee Creations

Chef's Armoury

And some celebrity chef spotting...

Ed Halmagyi ("Fast Ed") whom I see at my gym every now and then :)

Myself with Gabriel Gaté

Kylie Kwong

George Calombaris

Matt Moran at his stage show starts chopping up the whole lamb...

Giving most of it away to some lucky viewers in the audience...

George drops by on stage...

And here's a happy owner of his cookbook.

The stuff we came home with: Some goodie bag products, Matt Moran's signed cookbook, apple wafers, sparkling water and Japanese yuzu which I at $16 for 150ml will use very sparingly...

Good Food & Wine Show (Sydney)
16-18 July 2010
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre