Sydney Good Food & Wine Show
Meat mastery & MasterChefs at this weekend's food fiesta
Do you know your Angus from your elbow (or wagyu)? Or complete this sentence: “The shank bone’s connected to the ____ bone.” Yes, we’re talking carnivorous flesh, the prime (get it?) focus of uber-butcher Victor Churchill’s special butchery classes at this weekend’s Sydney Good Food & Wine Show, just one of the mega food fest’s many highlights.
Held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from Friday to Sunday, this year’s event will be a cooking-packed pow-wow, featuring some of our most famous chefs and food personas.
We’re giving one lucky non-vegan a double pass to one of Victor Churchill hands-on butchery classes this weekend. The first person to tweet “@TheAgendaDaily – if you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding” will win a double pass and access to the Good Food & Wine Show.
Plus, we’ve got 20 double passes to giveaway for the Good Food & Wine Show. Simply Tweet, “Hook me up with good food & wine”. Don’t forget to tag your tweet with #AgendaGF&W. The first 20 correct tweets will win.
The epicentre is the Fisher & Paykel Celebrity Theatre, where you can catch demonstrations by MasterChef’s George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, Aria’s Matt Moran (and fellow MasterChef host), My Kitchen Rules star and Dancing with the Stars show pony Manu Feildel, and Kitchen Cat chef Tobie Puttock (ex-Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen). There should be enough know-how in there to keep you away from Macca’s takeaway for at least a week.
Aside from celeb chefs, you can also catch the faces behind many of Australia’s top food mags, who’ll show how it’s done at the Taste.com.au Pavilion. Learn to make killer lentil soup with delicious. columnist and SMH Good Café Guide editor Jill Dupleix, cheesecake with MasterChef Magazine’s Sophia Young, and chocolate mud cupcakes with Taste.com.au food editor Sarah Hobbs, among others.
Other highlights include top sommeliers doing wine appreciation at the Reidel Decanter bar, a hands-on chocolate masterclass, cheese ‘discovery’ sessions, pasta-making and coffee & cupcake how-tos.
After the weekend, you should be well-equipped to ace a candle-lit dinner for your chosen object of affection. If you get lucky, we’re happy to take partial credit.
Where: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney
When: Fri 1 Jul, 10am-8pm | Sat 2 Jul, 10am-6pm | Sun 3 Jul, 10am-5pm
Price: Admission is $29.50 adults, $22.50 children | Extra fees for many sessions