|The AIDS Trust Sydney Food & Wine Fair 2010 at Hyde Park North, Sydney|
|Pathway south of the Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park North|
But it was a case of the quick and the hungry for many stalls, with some selling out not long after opening and most continuing to sell out during the afternoon. We started near the St James station exit and got into the food quick-smart.
|Mini burgers from The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay|
|Pork and prawn burger with radish coleslaw from The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay|
|Squid ink risotto with prawns and green peas from Ormeggio at the Spit|
|Yellowfin tuna sphere filled with bonito cured snapper, mustard miso,|
shitake, apple and fennel from Selah
The garnishes alongside were also fabulous: crunchy deep fried fennel with the most delicate juliennes of green apple that didn’t overpower with sweetness but complemented the marinated snapper, microherbs and sliced shitake mushroom, while I don't seem to remember the yellow gel blobs of mustard miso. It was a very generous dish for just three coupons.
|Mekong mary cocktail from Jimmy Liks|
|The chef dishes up some braised pork belly at La Mint|
|Artisanal breads at Brasserie Bread|
|Stunning croissants at Brasserie Bread|
|Damian Heads of Steel Bar & Grill - ready, steady and cooking|
|Antipasti share plate from Pazzo|
The whitebait fritters were exceptionally fresh and firm, teeming with white squiggles of whitebait and delighfully served with a tomato salsa. Lastly, the golden crumbed tuna and potato balls, looking like arancini but eating like croquettes, were a non too starchy affair with tinned tuna, and not at all bad with its own tomato sauce too.
|Meringues at Central Baking Depot|
|Chicken pie from Central Baking Depot|
|Black sticky rice with mango and coconut cream |
from somewhere I don't remember
|Bill’s brown sugar pavlova with strawberries and cream|
from the Delicious Magazine stand
|The Ben & Jerry's van|
|Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Brownie ice cream|
In the end, with funds raised, tummies filled and skin somewhat tanned, it was a fair day out and a pleasant way of celebrating the end of another year’s Sydney International Food Festival. Congrats to the organisers on the success of the overall festival and to next year and beyond!