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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Spanish Quarter Street Festival 2006

paella
Paella

The Spanish are unequivocally admired for their deep-felt passion: for food, for dance, for life, for the opposite sex.

So it is no surprise that every year Sydney turns out in droves for the Spanish Quarter Street Festival. Who can resist seared spicy chorizo, jugs of sangria and saffron-yellow paella consumed to the yearning strum of a Spanish gypsy guitar.

Festival organisers have done a great job improving traffic flow every year, although the queues for cinnamon-dusted churros, it seems, will always snake halfway down the block.

Enough talk. Bring on the photos.

Spanish Quarter
Spanish Quarter, Sydney

pinata
Pinata

chorizo
Chorizo on the grill

happy
Happy is the chef in charge of the chorizo

empanadas
Empanadas

polka dots

chorizo
Chorizo

patatas bravas
Patatas bravas

mojo picon
Mojo Picon sauces

pulpo
Pulpo al Ajillo octopus in garlic sauce

torrone
Chocolate torrone

bread
Bread from Common Ground Bakery

fruit loaf
Fruit bread $6.00


rye
Rye fruit and nut slice $2.50

weave
Woven bag

alpaca
Alpaca

dancers
South American dancers on a hair clip

churros
Churros

sangria
Sangria

street performer
Street performer

musicians



stilts

vegetable sculpture
Who said veggies weren't fun?

dancers

The fourth Spanish Quarter Street Festival was held on Sunday 03 September 2006.

This event takes place every year in Sydney's Kent and Liverpool Streets.


Related GrabYourFork posts:
Spanish Quarter Street Festival 2005: Part I
Spanish Quarter Street Festival 2005: Part II
Spanish Quarter Street Festival 2005: Part III

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 9/06/2006 11:00:00 pm


7 Comments:

  • At 9/07/2006 1:08 am, Anonymous Ellie said…

    Looks fantastic! Mmm, chorizos straight off a hot grill - and those churros look beautiful!

     
  • At 9/07/2006 8:22 am, Blogger Kat O+ said…

    I completely forgot this was on! I love the veggie scultpure.And those churros look lovely. Do you remember who made them? The only good churros con chocolate I know of is at La Sangria in Balmain so if there are others, I'd love to know!

     
  • At 9/07/2006 10:27 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    Did I really need to see those yummy foods on such a miserable day?

    Now I have a massive craving for a plat of paella and a squeeze of lemon.

     
  • At 9/07/2006 1:44 pm, Blogger shez said…

    i went to the spanish quarter street festival as well as malaysia day (in tumbalong park, darling harbour)that sunday, and after waiting for fifteen minutes to get some fried rice noodles (which were smoky and delicious & authentic) and another 15 to get some indonesian chicken wings (which were much more expensive and a whole lot less tasty than the fried chicken drumlets from the stall next door) i was too beat to even look around spanish quarter properly!

    i must say that the chorizo was brilliant though - as always :)

     
  • At 9/07/2006 6:46 pm, Blogger thanh7580 said…

    I feel like eating some seafood paella now too. Ohhh I'm so hungry after looking at these photos. Have to go and get some dinner now.

     
  • At 9/08/2006 12:00 am, Blogger Jeanne said…

    Why do you torture us so?? Those churros, those chorizos, that paella.... ai ai ai! Also love the embroidered alpaca :-)

    I think London needs to have a Spanish festival. Or alternatively, I have to get me to Spain again soon!

     
  • At 9/08/2006 1:29 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Ellie - Yeah the smell of chorizo was insane. The churros did look good but the queues didn't! I didn't have the patience to line up!

    Hi kat 0+ - I see you found my mention of the churros at Miro Tapas Bar. Everyone loves them so much I'm surprised more people don't included them on their menu.

    Hi Veruca Salt - Yes you do :)

    Hi Shez - I was festival hopping between this and the Malaysia Festival too. Photos to come soon!

    Hi thanh7580 - You can't beat a good paella. I always go for the crunchy bits on the bottom of the pan too.

    Hi Jeanne - Go jump on a cheap flight to Spain with easyJet I say! Yeah London was never that big with food festivals. I used to mourn for all the free outdoor stuff we had in Sydney.

     

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