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Sydney — By Lauren Katulka on July 13, 2010 at 6:21 pm
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Good Food, Good Wine, What Could Be Better Than Sydney Gourmet Show?

I’m starting to get pretty excited about my favourite time of year, the Sydney Good Food and Wine Show. This is my Christmas in July, a chance to indulge in some of the country’s best wines and nosh.Good Food and Wine Show logo

New this year is the Lindt Chocolate Masterclass, a chocoholic’s dream where Swiss born chocolatier Thomas Schnetzler schools you on the history of the treat and teaches you to appreciate it in a whole new way. The class encourages you to experience chocolate with all your senses, but taste sounds like the most fun!

Taste is a key sense on the day. Once you buy a tasting glass you can indulge in all the wine for nix, and most of the food stalls have tastings as well. As you can imagine, you probably won’t need lunch. I’m going to try to save room for Tobie Puttock’s polenta gnocchi with marjoram, tallegio, and prosciutto. It’s just one of the dishes being served up at the show restaurant. You can also sample entrees, mains, and desserts from Pete Evans and Masterchef’s Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris.

All these chefs and more will be doing their thing in the celebrity theatre too. I’ve got front row tickets for the Boys Weekend show, with Gary, Adrian Richardson, and the gorgeous Miguel Maestre, as well as Pete Evans pizza session with Fat Pizza’s Paulie Fenech.

The Good Food and Wine Show runs from Friday to Sunday, and if you’re a foodie you’ll probably need that amount of time. My husband and I always attend both weekend days, but never get to see it all. It could be because the wine slows us down, not to mention those friendly winemakers, but it’s probably just because the thing is so big. Of course though, when you’re talking about food and wine too much is never enough!

Dates: 16 to 18 July 2010
Times: Opens at 10 am, closes 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and 5 pm on Sunday
Location: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Address: Darling Harbour
Public transport: Take the train to Town Hall station and walk down Druitt Street, take a ferry to Aquarium Wharf, take the monorail to Darling Park or Convention station, or take the light rail to Convention station
Parking: Parking is available at Harbourside Car Park and Kings parking stations at 182 and 383 Sussex Street
Cost: $28.50 for adults, $21.50 for children, and $23.50 for concession holders (includes show entry and celebrity theatre ticket)
Website: http://www.goodfoodshow.com.au/

Image source: Good Food and Wine Show Facebook page

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