Taste of Sydney returns to Centennial Parklands this March with more than fifty dishes from Sydney’s best restaurants.
Paddington’s relatively new seafood restaurant Saint Peter is on board, and head chef Josh Niland is looking forward to his first Taste of Sydney.
“With two kids, I don’t eat out much so I’m really looking forward to getting out there and trying out some of the new chefs,” says Niland. At the top of his list are creations from Nathan Sasi of Mercado and Kensington Street Social’s Robert Daniels and Tony Gibson.
Saint Peter’s menu will be practical and fresh. Niland will be ageing MSC certified Mooloolaba albacore tuna in-house for 10 to 12 days, before serving it with nasturtium leaves. He’s also dishing up his famous sea urchin crumpet, likely sourced from Newcastle, alongside crumbed Flinders Island calamari sandwiches with pickled zucchinis sourced from the Blue Mountains. The pickling technique was lifted from one of the chef’s favourite San Francisco restaurants, Zuni Cafe.
Turkish favourite Anason will be there with the yet to open and highly anticipated 12 Micron.
Returning to the festival is the freshly re-opened Porteño. Chef Ben Milgate will be behind the charcoal grill the whole weekend cooking up Moorish Argentinian offerings. On the menu is slow-cooked matambre (an Argentinian specialty cut of meat, between the skin and the ribs) served with a house chimichurri, grilled queso fresco (a creamy, white cheese), housemade chorizo and steamed corn tamales.
Fine-diners Gastro Park and nel. will also be on show.
Live entertainment, chef masterclasses and wine tastings will round out the four-day festivities.
Tickets are on sale now for each of the festival’s six sessions. Each session is four to five hours long, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to sample dishes, watch masterclasses and enjoy the very best of Sydney food.
March 9–12, Centennial Parklands