With help from some of Sydney’s best chefs and those running some of Sydney’s most idyllic community gardens, Cake Wines is combining good food, wine and conversation for a series of events.
Cake’s Community Feasts are intimate lunches and dinners in five community gardens and farmers’ markets around Sydney. Five well-known chefs will cook for guests.
Glen Cassidy, co-owner of Cake Wines says he was inspired by the range of people that gather in these spaces, and the diverse stories they have to share. “There are so many amazing stories that exist in our cities. We really want to share the stories of the people found in these gardens.”
The gardens included in the series are St Helen’s Garden, Glebe; Ultimo Community Garden; 107 Projects Rooftop Garden, Redfern; Carriageworks Farmers’ Market; and Charlie’s Garden in Redfern.
Each chef will host their own feast, with the inspiration behind the menu coming from the story of the garden and those who use it, location of the feast and what will be in season in the garden at the time. While each menu is largely set, the chefs will take inspiration from the garden throughout the day, adding seasonal and ripe produce to plates as they go. Each meal will be unique – every event is a collaboration between a gardener from the community, the chef and Sarah Burvill, head winemaker at Cake.
Burvill has selected a style of wine for each event, inspired by the differences in each garden, along with each respective menu. “When the wines were put together, it was important to reflect what I saw in the garden around me,” she says. “The wine is very approachable and enjoyable,” she says.
Each feast will consist of a separate lunch and dinner setting, each for 60 people, where guests will have the opportunity to tour the garden and chat with the chefs and the gardeners.
Tickets are available at cakewines.com