Some chef for the Sydney International Food Festival
Sydney is the place to be for food lovers in October, today revealing its exciting line-up of superstar chefs, a spicy South American theme, and hundreds of city and regional events.
“South America is home to some of the hottest chefs in the world, and we have been lucky enough to entice the best of the best to come and share their love of food with us in Sydney,” said festival director Joanna Savill. "We also have some fantastic local chefs and businesses who create authentic South American food - with terrific local ingredients, of course."
One of the festival’s signature events is the two-day World Chef Showcase (Oct 1&2) where some of the biggest stars on the international culinary stage – and the coolest next generation chefs – share their skills and passion in intimate, interactive sessions at Hilton Sydney, a new event partner for 2011.
The showcase will feature more than a dozen international chefs, including the talents behind six of the S. Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants.
They include the charismatic Alex Atala from Brazil, South America’s most cutting-edge chef behind D.O.M. restaurant (#7); Peru’s leading culinary ambassador Gaston Acurio (# 42) ; Daniel Patterson from Coi, San Francisco (#76); David Chang, the toast of New York with his restaurants Momofuku SSam (#40), and Momofuku Ko (#65); and Argentinian Mauro Colagreco, whose restaurant Mirazur (#68) sits on the Cote d’Azur.
They will be joined by Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune restaurant, New York) who has just been named Best Chef of the Year in the prestigious James Beard awards; Los Angeles’ Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook – two of the hottest and most irreverent chefs around; and Willie Harcourt-Cooze from London, a chocolate-obsessed TV sensation who runs his own chocolate business.
Local stars Peter Gilmore (#26 on the S. Pellegrino list), Ben Shewry (#53 on the S.Pellegrino list), Mark Best (# 70), Neil Perry, Dan Hong, Matt Moran and Tony Bilson are among the renowned Australian chefs adding a local flavour.
Aside from the World Chef Showcase, other signature events at the festival include the Night Noodle Markets, Barbecue Madness and Let’s Do Lunch in addition to community festivals in Greater Sydney, food tours, hands-on cooking classes and a series of 100 Mile Meals across regional NSW.
Crave Sydney International Food Festival (October 1 – 31) is a month-long celebration of extraordinary food experiences, celebrating Sydney as a global dining destination enhanced by regional New South Wales produce and wine.
Crave Sydney International Food Festival is one of five signature events in the NSW Events Calendar developed by Events NSW.
The full Crave Sydney International Food Festival program, will be published on August 27 in The Sydney Morning Herald and available on the website www.cravesydney.com.au. (link)
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