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Friday, February 11, 2011

Freebie Friday: Win VIP tickets to Taste of Sydney 2011


Welcome to this year's first Freebie Friday! We're giving away tickets to Taste of Sydney 2011 held again at Centennial Park. Taste of Sydney is one of twelve Taste Festivals hosted around the world, in cities that include London, Milan, Edinburgh, Dublin, Dubai, Cape Town and Amsterdam.

This year's line-up of participating restaurants and chefs are:
Etch and Charlie & Co - Justin North
Restaurant Balzac - Matthew Kemp
Dank Street Depot and Cotton Duck - Jared Ingersoll
Otto Ristorante - Richard Ptacnikâ
Bilson’s and Number One - Tony Bilson
Ormeggio at the Spit - Alessandro Pavoni
L’etoile - Manu Feildel
Flying Fish - Peter Kuruvita
Assiette and District Dining - Warren Turnbull
Bird Cow Fish - Alex Herbert
Berowra Waters and Ad Lib - Dietmar Sawyere
Aperitif - Miguel Maestre
Four in Hand - Colin Fassnidge
Omerta and A Tavola – Eugenio Maiale

Patrons will be able to purchase sample size dishes and drinks using the Festival currency, crowns (one crown = $1). View the restaurant menus

Festival events include cooking demonstrations at the Australian Gourmet Traveller Taste Kitchen, interactive wine sessions, informal chat sessions at the Chef's Table, masterclasses in coffee and cocktails, and the Producers Market.


Chefs Matthew Kemp and Warren Turnbull at Taste of Sydney
Image credit: http://www.tasteofsydney.com.au 

THE PRIZES:
1 x VIP double pass to Taste of Sydney 2011, including:
  • Fast-track entry
  • $60 worth of Crowns
  • Access to the VIP Lounge 
  • 6 complimentary drinks (still/sparkling wine or beer) from the VIP Lounge
  • Complimentary still/sparkling water and coffee from the VIP Lounge throughout the session
  • Live music performances and tasting sessions in the VIP Lounge.
Prize value: AU$200

5 runners-up will each receive 1 x General Admission double pass to Taste of Sydney 2011
Runner-up prize value: AU$50 each

Tickets can be used for any Taste of Sydney 2011 session at Centennial Parklands:
Session 1: Thursday 10 March: 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Session 2: Friday 11 March: noon - 4pm
Session 3: Friday 11 March: 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Session 4: Saturday 12 March: noon - 4pm
Session 5: Saturday 12 March: 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Session 6: Sunday 13 March: noon - 5pm

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HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:

Option 1:
  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Which Taste of Sydney 2011 restaurant would you head to first, and why?
  2. And then send an email to grabyourforkfreebiefriday@yahoo.com.au with the subject heading "Taste" and include your full name and a copy of your published comment from this post.
Option 2:
  1. Enter via the Grab Your Fork facebook fan page. Simply leave your answer on the event listing here.
The winning entry will be decided on honesty, creativity or entertainment value. Don't be shy! You've got to be in it to win it! Readers may submit one entry per day as long as each answer is different. Prizes are not transferrable. If a notified winner does not respond within 24 hours with their postal address, their prize will be re-issued.

The Taste of Sydney 2011 competition closes on Tuesday 1 March 2011 at 9.30pm AEST. The winner will be announced on Grab Your Fork on Wednesday 2 March 2011.

EDIT: Thank you everyone for your amazing entries. This competition has now closed. The winners have been announced here.

Related Grab Your Fork posts:
Taste of Sydney 2009

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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 2/11/2011 02:15:00 am


117 Comments:

  • At 2/11/2011 4:53 am, Blogger joey@FoodiePop said…

    I'd go to L'etoile if Manu is there; that French accent is so sexy. LOL

     
  • At 2/11/2011 5:38 am, Blogger Megan D said…

    I would go to Flying Fish! :)

     
  • At 2/11/2011 7:07 am, Anonymous Chloe said…

    It's a tough decision but I would head straight to Flying Fish for the delicious sounding entree of black pepper and curry leaf prawn skewers with lime and
    fresh coconut. It would be the perfect start to the Festival!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 7:18 am, Blogger Jennifer Reid said…

    I'd fly, stroll or dart over to Bird Cow Fish first, as their menu seems to be showcasing all my favorite animals, salmon, chicken & cow (I'm hoping the tiramisu is dairy rather than beef based though!) I was also hoping to taste the famous Bird Cow Fish gnocchi, but I guess it wouldn't have been suitable for that day....unless they changed their name to Bird Cow Fish Wheat?!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 7:21 am, Blogger Cate said…

    I like the others would head straight to Flying Fish - Peter Kuruvita combines my two loves seafood and exotic spices!!!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 8:46 am, Anonymous Suzy said…

    I'm into honest food and real flavours, hence Bird Cow Fish is always the winning restaurant for me. I mean, one look at the name and you know what you are in for (:
    Plus, there's nothing cooler than telling your friends "look, im having Bird Cow Fish for brunch". beats the scottish black pudding hands down! :D

     
  • At 2/11/2011 8:53 am, Blogger Von said…

    Berowra Waters definitely! I'm sure getting on the seaplane to have dinner there will be awesome; but being able to taste their signature dishes like a stroll in the park?! priceless!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 9:15 am, Anonymous Mal said…

    Definitely Etch - I love Justin North's food, it is just devine, melt in your mouth stuff. Plus, I'm planning to go to Etch for dinner soon so would love a taste test :)

     
  • At 2/11/2011 9:31 am, Anonymous Sarah D said…

    I'm heading to Otto first, to start off with dessert! yummo

     
  • At 2/11/2011 9:44 am, Anonymous KayB said…

    oh gosh oh gosh, too hard to pick just one. I’d probably have to go with Charlie & Co (& Etch) - Justin North, because I want to bathe in that man’s truffle fries! Will 60 crowns be enough to do that? Hmm, we’ll have to wait and see!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:08 am, Anonymous Emily@NeedsMoreSugar said…

    I would go to Flying Fish first, definitely.

    My reason? We're having our wedding dinner there at the end of Feb and I'm sure visiting them at TOS will bring an instant smile to my face. :)

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:20 am, Anonymous Queen Mab said…

    I would go straight to Four in Hand for their 12 Hour Braised Lamb Shoulder with Pea and Feta Salad.
    I can never resist a slow braised dish and I think it's the best sort of dish to cook in big quantities at a festival.
    Please let me win!!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 11:03 am, Blogger scrypton said…

    I would go to Bird Cow Fish first! Looks like all kinds of meat is there to enjoy! :)

     
  • At 2/11/2011 11:04 am, Anonymous marls said…

    The parmesan and truffle infused fries from Charlie and Co is what beckons first and foremost-so decandantly irrestible! Love the marriage of something exotic with the stodgy and cheerful chip! Obviously need the burgher too but the fries are centre stage!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 11:10 am, Anonymous penny aka jeroxie said…

    Straight to Flying Fish - Peter Kuruvita. I am a big lovers of seafood and since I am also flying into Sydney that weekend, this will be perfect for me to experience Taste in Sydney as well. I will definitely write about Taste (Sydney) and compare it with Taste of Melbourne. And why not?

     
  • At 2/11/2011 11:10 am, Anonymous Teresa borgese-coom said…

    Assiette/District Dining..... The Oysters are to die for.... Went crazy buying them last year at Taste of Sydney

     
  • At 2/11/2011 11:35 am, OpenID pseudicide said…

    Dank St Depot. They won me over with last year's watermelon beef rubs, and I cannot wait to try their menu this year

     
  • At 2/11/2011 11:42 am, Anonymous Vasssy said…

    I have heard nothing but good things about Warren Turnbull's creations! So will be hitting fine diner Assiette and little brother District Dining first. As the food looks really impressive.

     
  • At 2/11/2011 11:45 am, Blogger Elaine Fin said…

    Bird Cow Fish for me. Fabulous, seasonal, honest food. I could happily spend all day eating Alex's food :)

     
  • At 2/11/2011 12:12 pm, Blogger Alison said…

    Well it would have to be Flying Fish for me. I am like a fish out of water since moving from Dublin to Melbourne three weeks ago....I am planning three nights in Sydney that weekend & what a way to sample the local cuisine.....

     
  • At 2/11/2011 12:58 pm, Anonymous Chanel said…

    I'd be heading straight to Flying Fish for the Wattalapam! Sri Lankan coconut-based crème caramel with treacle and cashews?! Yes please!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 1:41 pm, Anonymous Shazza said…

    Straight to Justin North! I love his food (specifically Becasse) and have been a fan for ages. Last year at Taste I was offering a bite of my dessert to my sister and he mistakenly thought I was offering it to him, lol.

     
  • At 2/11/2011 1:48 pm, Anonymous Brian said…

    Four in Hand - the richness of the pork belly, the tartness of the apple cream and the crisp clean crunch of the iceberg sounds like the perfect 3 way balance

     
  • At 2/11/2011 1:51 pm, Anonymous Cristina said…

    Venues like Berowra Waters in Canberra are far and few between. I'd like to try the dishes by Dietmar to awaken my culinary dream.

     
  • At 2/11/2011 2:11 pm, Anonymous Suyin said…

    To be able to eat at 14 of Sydney’s best restaurants in one day, and all of their courses accessible, what can I say? Taste of Sydney my assistant salary thanks you. Restaurant Balzac and his cult Saddle of Suckling Pig with Baby Garden Peas; crisp crackling, delicate translucent gravy, I’m drooling into my tuna on crackers as I write these words…

     
  • At 2/11/2011 2:17 pm, Blogger Ditzykitty said…

    Restaurant Balzac because ive never actually had wagyu (even though ive really really wanted to, just never had the chance and err budget as a uni student). Also i <3 Suckling pig !!!!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 2:47 pm, Anonymous craig lundon said…

    Bilson’s and Number One - Tony Bilson really is a tiny little gem nestled in the loins of Circular Quay

     
  • At 2/11/2011 3:55 pm, Anonymous Andreas said…

    I would definitely head for Berowra waters inn, its not everyday that you can travel up north from the city to dine there. And with Dietmar's cookbook out, a signed copy is a must!!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 4:11 pm, Blogger Toni said…

    I'd be heading over to Restaurant Balzac - that man nearly made me cry with a degustation a couple of years ago - I still remember it fondly!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 4:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Flying Fish - how can we live on an spectacular island and not love beautiful fresh fish (cooked in way I could never manage at home!) ?!?!?

     
  • At 2/11/2011 5:32 pm, Anonymous Jin said…

    L'etoile. Have heard so much about Manu's relatively new restaurant but have yet to pay a visit to the restaurant. Would love to win this pass to sample the culinary delights that he'll be offering :)

     
  • At 2/11/2011 9:58 pm, Blogger Renna said…

    hmmmmm....If I enjoy my spaghetti mussel, gnocchi and ricotta cheese at home HOW MUCH MORE WITH THESE MOUTH-WATERING MENUS @ OMERTA AND A TAVOLA.

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:34 pm, Anonymous Joanne B said…

    Definetly Flying Fish, best dish last year, hoping it lives up to it this year

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:34 pm, Anonymous Debbie B said…

    I would head to Bird Cow Fish, so I can Tweet Moo and Splash at my baby boy and hopefully eat some scrummy gnocchi with prawn meat for entree. ;)

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:34 pm, Anonymous Cassie B said…

    I would go to Otto Ristorante for the dessert. Who says you can't eat dessert first? It is after all the best meal. The salted caramel sounds intriguing

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:35 pm, Anonymous Sandra B said…

    I would go to Restaurant Balzac to have their Crisp Wagyu Beef with Mushroom and Truffle Puree, because I suspect I had it 2 years ago at the James Squire tasting tent and it was awesome :-)

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:35 pm, Anonymous Barbie B said…

    I would head to Bird Cow Fish in the hopes that their magnificent pork and duck rillette was on offer. I will die with the utter perfect taste of that dish on my lips.

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:36 pm, Anonymous Katie S said…

    I'd be heading to Four in the Hand - the name 'Dark Chocolate Snickers' is totally underselling it, I just looked it up and it involves dark chocolate mousse and peanut ice cream! They had me at 'dark chocolate mousse'.

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:36 pm, Anonymous Tam T said…

    I would definately be visiting "Flying Fish - Peter Kuruvita" I dont eat a lot of fish usually (and Ive never eaten a prawn), but his menu sounds absolutely divine and I cant wait to have a taste!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:37 pm, Anonymous Phei Y said…

    Definitely to Restaurant Balzac! It was such an unforgettable memory for me as it was my first ever fine dining experience at the 2 Headed Restaurant, which was on my 21st birthday! My boyfriend took me there and he was telling me about how excellent and different the food was ( as he had been there so many times ). I was a bit skepti...cal but after trying its amazing entree, its main dishes esp the barramundi with salt & pepper squid and also its dessert, i was totally blown away!!!!!!! Definitely the 21st to remember! so i would definitely head to Restaurant Balzac first!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:37 pm, Anonymous Tammy J said…

    I will be heading to Apertif to see Miguel Maestre as he is a great cook and very funny. I want to taste his famous Paella. I will be heading to L'etoile to check out his buddy Manu and what he has to offer after Miguel. I love food and have never been to a food festival before. I am really looking forward to enjoying a lot of good food on this day.

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:38 pm, Anonymous Bridie C said…

    Well 1st up is Four in Hand for the shredded pork belly, apple salad cream & crisp iceberg salad I definitely don't want to miss out on that.

    I do feel that it is not a day for loyalty but a day for gluttony and am therefore looking to get around and do it all.

    I am going to need some of Ormeggio at the Spit's risotto, Balzac's sucklin...g pig, Omerta / A Tavola's ricotta fritters, some caramel date tart from Etch and I dare say some Churros from Aperitif, I'm sure I'll manage to fit in a few glasses of vino along the way at some point.

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:38 pm, Anonymous Jackie B said…

    Flying Fish for me, love coconut prawns with lime as entree, then I can inhale the sambal for my mains; ocean trout, and finished off with creme caramel ;) YUMMO!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:39 pm, Anonymous Amanda W said…

    Such a hard chioce between Balzac & Flying Fish... suckling pig.. ocean trout with sambal... pig.. trout...pig... trout...

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:39 pm, Anonymous Maria U said…

    I can't have enough of Justin North!!! So Etch it will be!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:39 pm, Anonymous Tweety N said…

    Ab Lib for sure. Who doesn't want to feel like they're in Paris everyday!!!

     
  • At 2/11/2011 10:40 pm, Anonymous MinAi T said…

    Definitely heading straight to Peter Kuruvita's Flying Fish stand!! Hubby and I were in absolute ecstasy with his dish last year.. I can still remember the crunch of the prawns, hit of chilli, zing of the curry leaves and the toasty coconut! The entree this year sounds like a replica of last year's main but on a stick! Definitely salivating just thinking about them.... :P

     
  • At 2/11/2011 11:39 pm, Anonymous Penina said…

    Bird Cow Fish. Because I am an uneducated heathen in regards to food and only receive my culinary information by the way of the medium of television and the brillant Masterchef. And I've only watched Season 2 and watching Alex Herbet make the burnt butter prawn gnocchi made me want to cook food. So I don't know what's worse, the fact that I have minimal knowledge about food (I'm trying though! But I'm only sixteen) or the fact I get what I do know through a overly-dramaticised, albeit brillant, television show.

     
  • At 2/12/2011 10:26 am, Blogger wenqi said…

    Four in Hand - Colin Fassnidge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( screams from behind her laptop ) I would totally head over there once I step foot on that piece of green green grass.. their
    12 Hour Braised Lamb Shoulder with Pea and Feta Sala will totally blow your mind off!!!! thats at least 12 hrs of love and labor that they put into this dish!!!

     
  • At 2/12/2011 11:12 am, Anonymous Cathrine loren said…

    All I want us a chicken liver parfait, followed by spicy chicken with aoili, and one enormous serve of pork belly (with cashew nut caramel) oh wouldn't it be lovely?

    yes, wouldn't it be lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, oh wouldn't it.... be lovely!
    (bilsons and then Assiette).

    And why? Cos these are a few of my favourite things. But I won't launch into my version of this song unless you really desire it.

     
  • At 2/12/2011 2:42 pm, Blogger Leila Nelson Gunning said…

    Fly me to the Fish is all I have to say...this would no doubt be my first stop. Not only has this been on my list of restaurants to eat at in Sydney, all three of their tastings sound amazing...I can almost taste the crème caramel melting in my mouth now! Yummo!

     
  • At 2/12/2011 7:09 pm, Anonymous Melissa said…

    Four in Hand - definitely. For the crispy pig's ear. Chef Colin Fassnidge is doing some amazing stuff with meat!

     
  • At 2/12/2011 11:46 pm, Blogger Alison said…

    I'd try a dish
    at the Flying Fish
    where seasonal delights
    inspire a great night out!
    Where the pepper & the prawn
    keep us dancing till dawn!!

     
  • At 2/13/2011 11:45 am, Anonymous Penina said…

    On second thoughts, I might try Apertif first upon a scan of the menu. Because this "Paella a la Maestre" sounds heavenly and I've ALWAYS wanted to try paella. I love seafood, I love rice, I love the colour orange - it's a match made in heaven.

     
  • At 2/13/2011 4:44 pm, Blogger thanh7580 said…

    I would definitely go to L’etoile with Manu Feildel first as I want to ask him to teach me how to speak with that fantastic French accent and be charming so I too can get all the ladies to swoon when I talk.

     
  • At 2/14/2011 9:28 am, Anonymous Jessica said…

    Gosh, it's hard to choose just one! However I would choose italian dining at Omerta for the potato gnocchi and lamb ragu which are my two biggest food faves married together! Happy Valentines! Yummo

     
  • At 2/14/2011 9:08 pm, Anonymous Allison said…

    I'd head over to Restaurant Balzac - they just seem to say the rights words to my heart...
    waygyu beef, mushroom, truffle, suckling pig, baby garden peas, king salmon, mint, pomegranite and feta...

    and yes I do realise it's their whole menu... that's why I'd go there!

     
  • At 2/15/2011 8:33 am, Anonymous Lin said…

    I'd shove..*cough*...umm...make my way politely to the L'etoile line for their slow cooked shoulder of lamb, smoked potato puree, confit cherry tomato dish.

    Slow. Cooked. Lamb. Need I say more? My heart fluttered when I read those words (and no, I'm pretty sure it's not the cholesterol).

    Deciding which restaurant I'd go to first was not an easy task - so many yummy choices. Off to mainline some caffeine now.

     
  • At 2/16/2011 9:48 am, Blogger Apple said…

    Choosing by dish, I would definately be heading to Four In Hand first. *drools* I absolutely LOVE pork belly when it's cooked to perfection.
    But there's so many to choose from....
    If there was a chance of running into Manu at his restaurant stand, that would be my first choice!

     
  • At 2/16/2011 10:34 am, Anonymous Lauren said…

    I would run straight over to Assiette,
    For pork belly I'd never forget.
    With caramel glazing,
    - it just sounds amazing!
    Perfect to eat on the grass at sunset!

     
  • At 2/16/2011 12:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Straight over to Mr North's Etch/Charlie & Co. for the "Caramel date tart, earl grey syrup and organic vanilla (hopefully ice) cream. Highly recommend this dessert it at Etch.

     
  • At 2/16/2011 6:53 pm, Blogger Lil said…

    Charlie & Co. because I owe my boyfriend a gourmet burger. For Valentine's Day, I promised him a gourmet burger [as opposed to a cake/dessert that guys give girls]!

     
  • At 2/16/2011 11:50 pm, Anonymous Penina said…

    I admend my previous two comments. Anything that looks yummy and within easy reach. Year 12 is draining yo! It's an endless monotony of wake up, go to school, go home, do homework, make lunch, go to sleep. Ad nauseam. Again and again, day in, day out, five days a week. All for the HSC. Those three letters bringing about absolute death. Cooking has become secondary. Good food has become secondary. I am poor and want to eat well for once. Please!

     
  • At 2/17/2011 3:07 pm, Anonymous annef said…

    Restaurant Balzac I'd go to first,
    their desserts are divine and leave me fit to burst
    their bombe alaska is heaven on a plate
    they might run out, so I dont want to be late

     
  • At 2/18/2011 9:31 am, Blogger Natasha said…

    With scallops, cauliflower bhaji and curry for entree, wagyu beef burger for mains and Caramel date tart with hints of Earl grey and vanilla for dessert, I don't need to travel the world anymore as the world is coming to Etch and Charlie and Co this March. I'm definitely gonna head straight to their stall :)

     
  • At 2/18/2011 9:11 pm, Anonymous Penina said…

    Flying Fish. Because I'm studying the history of India's independence in Modern History right now and school is taking over my brain. EVERYTHING REMINDS ME OF SCHOOL. I HATE THE HSC.

     
  • At 2/20/2011 9:22 am, Anonymous Jacqui said…

    L'etoile is my choice. The slow cooked lamb so succulent and tender complimented by smoked potato puree and cherry tomato confit . A melding of subtle flavours that transport one to a country hillside cafe far away!

     
  • At 2/21/2011 2:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ask me last week and my answer would have been different. but i went to bird cow fish on the weekend and the food ROCKED! so i would be heading straight there to try out some of their other culinary delights!

     
  • At 2/21/2011 3:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Four In Hand....delicious sounding mains and never eaten there before..i'd like to try something new

     
  • At 2/21/2011 9:19 pm, Anonymous Penina said…

    Okay I've changed my mind again! I am far too moody :l I would go to Otto Ristorante to sampe their 'Amedei Milk chocolate mousse with salted caramel and fresh
    berries,' for two reasons:
    1. A few months ago I read an article on Amedei Chocolate and it intrigued me so much but apparently you can only buy the chocolate online if you live in Australia, and I'm too poor so... alas.
    2. I love berries. Berries love me. Match made in heaven!

     
  • At 2/26/2011 10:30 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Please picture this: A very tubby Christian man who loves his food perhaps too much grabs a fork and when his Muslim wife is not looking, runs as fast as his little legs can pump to Restaurant Balzac for Suckling pig but just as he is about to reach his destination, he trips and falls flat on his face. That was last year's attempt. Hope I get a second chance before they sell out this time.

     
  • At 2/26/2011 2:38 pm, Anonymous annef said…

    L'etoille - I would want to try,
    their slow cooked lamb gives me a high,
    its moist, tasty and simply divine,
    plus their bavarois is so sublime

     
  • At 2/26/2011 6:57 pm, Blogger P said…

    Okay I just looked at the menu again and I'm intrigued by this 'Dark Chocolate Snickers' by Four in Hand - and thus, I'll have that first. Because it just reminds me of those supermarket Dark Chocolate Snickers you can buy for a few dollars, and basically I want to see the ~high-class version of it offered by a nice restaurant.

     
  • At 2/27/2011 3:36 pm, Anonymous Laura Jilka said…

    Flying Fish - I love my spice,
    To me everything they make there is nice!

     
  • At 2/27/2011 8:40 pm, Anonymous liz.n said…

    'Etch' for sure. Why? I was lucky enough to try Becasse last year and ever since the taste of Justin North's divine cooking has been ETCHED onto my tastebuds (:

     
  • At 2/27/2011 9:19 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There's a celebrity chef (Manu) who will outshine,
    So GRAB YOUR FORK and I'll grab mine.
    Then taste a plate from the L'ETOILE line,
    Before crowds converge and then confine.
    Meet Francophiles and sip some wine,
    Under Sydney skies, -
    Would be divine !

     
  • At 2/28/2011 9:09 am, Anonymous Melissa said…

    Easy choice for me, as I am a dessert eating Queen, straight to Etch Dining for their Caramel date tart with vanilla cream.

     
  • At 2/28/2011 9:59 am, Anonymous Brenda said…

    Straight to flying fish, to see Peter to thank him, for his amazing food and for being one sexy Sri Lankan.

     
  • At 2/28/2011 4:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To bird cow fish

    sung to 'my favourite things' from sound of music
    A beautiful chicken that has been roasted,
    stuffed with some mushrooms - lightly toasted
    the bird has been boned and tied up with strings
    these are a few of my favourite things

    for entree I'd like a gourmet fish cake
    made from fresh salmon - dont substitute hake
    served with a homemade tartare sauce
    these are my favourite things of course

    the tiramisu roulade is always so light
    its heaven in my mouth with every bite
    the food from bird cow fish always zings
    these are a few of my favourite things

    my husband wont go,
    if its not free I know.
    so please let me win
    I want it so bad
    loving food is surely no sin

     
  • At 2/28/2011 4:26 pm, Anonymous Rama said…

    Somewhere I’ve always wanted to try, Bird Cow Fish, to try their mushroom stuffed chicken dish.

     
  • At 2/28/2011 7:50 pm, Blogger P said…

    SHAMELESS LAST DITCH ATTEMPT: I would go to A Tavola & Omerta to try out the potato gnocchi with slow cooked lamb ragu. Reason? I love Italian food and I'm making anchovy pasta for school tomorrow. I am pathetically so excited to cook/eat it. Lunch is the highlight of my day! Since school is so tiring and I'm so tired. And I want to go to Taste because I surely can't afford to buy tickets on my own (HAHAHA what a joke I don't have a job anymore, and thus, no money) and it would be a nice early birthday present to my mum, who I would bring with me if I got tickets. Alas, I wish someone would just... give me money. None of that hard work/going to uni/working out the ladder stuff :(

     
  • At 2/28/2011 10:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My friends CHARLIE & CO and I, have eaten plenty of BIRD COW FISH, even FLYING FISH caught from BEROWA WATERS but I like to be AD LIB and meet up with my good mate OMEGGIO AT THE SPIT. We then hop on a bus at the DANK STREET DEPOT, hop off at the TASTE OF SYDNEY. I tell him to "GRAB YOUR FORK" and spend our crowns, FOUR IN HAND at my NUMBER ONE place who's APERITIF has always been ETCH'd in my mind, BILSON'S.

    From Winston (without the Y) he he.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:34 am, Anonymous Phei Y said…

    Definitely to Restaurant Balzac! It was such an unforgettable memory for me as it was my first ever fine dining experience at a 2 Hat Restaurant, which was on my 21st birthday! My boyfriend took me there and he was telling me about how excellent and different the food was ( as he had been there so many times ). I was a bit skeptical but after trying its amazing entree, its main dishes esp the barramundi with salt & pepper squid and also its dessert, i was totally blown away!!!!!!! Definitely the 21st to remember! so i would definitely head to Restaurant Balzac first!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:34 am, Anonymous Alex A said…

    Justin North (Etch),
    I went to Etch for a first date with a lass I was quite taken by.
    While we're no longer dating, the memory of the food and the ambience at Etch still sticks with me.

    So Etch it is!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:35 am, Anonymous Karina W said…

    L’etoile. I would like some french food in my system.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:35 am, Anonymous Geoff O said…

    Got to be Berowra Waters Inn. Will have to get the bi-plane as well!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:35 am, Anonymous Yvonne Z said…

    Who can go past the opportunity to at least taste the reclusive glory of Berowra Waters Inn? For us mere mortals who are time and money poor, the stall will be our first entree into that rarefied air. A chilled soup with the delicate salty bursts from the salmon roe bubbles will be the perfect accompaniment to a usually hot and sticky affair.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:36 am, Anonymous Debbie B said…

    Omerta and A Tavola for Mussels, Mussels, Mussels and maybe I'll have a grab of Eugenio's muscles while I'm there ;)

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:36 am, Anonymous Chi A said…

    Flying Fish - Peter Kuruvita
    Fish + Me = "Mesh" of unbelievable amounts of taste bud exploding with each bite of his amazingly cooked seafood.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:37 am, Anonymous Jasmin W said…

    I hope I'm attending. But if I am, it has to be flying fish. The sad state of affairs in my life mean that my favourite eating partner and I seem to never get to sample amazing seafood - her boyfriend hating it. Mine being allergic to fish.

    So if we can get ourselves to Taste of Sydney - then we'll be indulging to our hearts content o...n as much seafood as we can possibly eat. Putting aside our deep love of The Little Mermaid - eating as many of her friends as we could.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:37 am, Anonymous Lucia W said…

    i'll definitely be trying the crispy pork belly, cashew nut caramel, watermelon & mint from district dining...pork belly and caramel are both 2 of my favourite things to eat but pork belly as a dessert could be so potentially wrong so really looking forward to what it'll taste like.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:37 am, Anonymous Debbie B said…

    Etch & Charlie & Co because I have never heard anything like "seared scallops with cauliflower bhaji and curry" and I just love something different to try with a bit o SPICE....

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:38 am, Anonymous Gianna P said…

    As excited as I am to try the King Salmon Carpaccio from Otto - I know I will be racing to the Otto Cocktail bar and liquor producers, things got a bit out of hand during our taste of sydney day out last year - as you can see in the photo attached :) I was looking through my albums from last year to find that photo for this entry, and... I just had to share all the others on the blog - consider this an over enthusiastic entry! haha!

    cant wait for taste of sydney 2011!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:39 am, Anonymous Edwina B said…

    Definitely will be making a bee-line straight for Omerta & A Tavola - I ate at Omerta on Saturday evening and they produced some of the sexiest, most intoxicatingly delicious dishes. I want to see what the Omerta & A Tavola stand can deliver with its powers combined...also wouldn't mind checking out Eugenio Maiale to see if he is as gorgeous as the food! Fingers crossed.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:39 am, Anonymous Maree D said…

    Restaurant Balzac. This is one of our favourites because we always have a laugh about how close it is to "Ball Sack". Poor humour but we still get a laugh.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:40 am, Anonymous James M said…

    I would beeline for Charlie & Co. I haven't tried them yet, but having lived in NYC for 5 years, I am constantly amazed how difficult it is to get a decent burger in Sydney. I feel like I have this conversation with someone once a week. Mince your own beef and make a real burger!! No more charging $17 for mystery meat and filler! Aargh!!!!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:40 am, Anonymous Marnie S said…

    On wine I’d like to sip, at Ormeggio at the Spit. With crispy beef buttata and irrisitable Barbajada. From the northern beaches to Italy, my trip was beyond devine, but now I face the dilemma that no risotto in Australia tastes as fine. I’m certain Alessandro Pavoni’s dishes will be best, and I look forward to crowning them after putting them to my test.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 8:17 am, Anonymous Fiona said…

    A must for me is Bird Cow and Fish.
    Spoil my tastebuds with Regal Salmon, a signature dish.
    Moving on then to Roll Roasted Chicken and after that Tiramisu there will be finger licking!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:10 pm, Anonymous Wasabi-Helen said…

    Etch and Charlie & Co
    After going to last year's Crave Festive, and had lunch at Becasse, I have fallen for Justin North!!! The food was delicate yet intense, I love that he is into local produce and fuse the traditional cuisine ideas into such modern and interesting dishes! Would love to try dishes from Etch and Charlie & Co of a different level from Becasse...J.North, the Zeus of food!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 12:32 pm, Blogger Laz said…

    So hard to pick now! I think I would flip a coin and then make my way round them all.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 1:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    FAN of ALL and would love to EAT EVERYTHING but my stomach is only wee big and I'm not made of money or crowns. My plan (if I'm lucky to go) is to keep an open mind and to walk around all of them and scout which dishes look the best. See if the lamb is juicy and tender, if the fish is fresh and succulent, observe if the service is friendly and hygienic, who has the yummiest dessert. Then I will decide who to go to first and perhaps discover a new favorite restaurant which the Taste of Sydney festival is all about.

    Ann

     
  • At 3/01/2011 3:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i'd go to Four in the Hand the 12 Hour Braised Lamb Shoulder with Pea and Feta Salad sounds to die for and what a great way to finish off with the Dark Chocolate Snickers. I don't think I would have room for any thing else.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 5:31 pm, Blogger OohLookBel said…

    Great prizes! I always make a beeline for Restaurant Balzac because they usually have some delicious porky dish, and they have one again this year! I love their food and it's such a shame that the only time I've been able to experience it is at Taste of Sydney.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the food from 4 in hand is simply divine,
    the 12 hour cooked lamb -soft and melting and sublime
    the dish is just heaven on a plate,
    Im feeling hungry now- I just cant wait!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:31 pm, Anonymous Luissa said…

    I would head straight to Justin North of Becasse fame.
    I'm a big fan of his nose to tail use of the carcass. Especialy in this day and age where it costs so much to raise cattle/lamb/chickens for the table.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:53 pm, Anonymous Melanie Y said…

    I know this sounds sad and totally uncultured but if don't get me some of those Charlie & Co Fries with Truffle Oil & Parmesan asap I might just die. Simple things make a simple gal like moi very happy! Melanie (aka The Adventures of Miss Piggy).

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:54 pm, Anonymous Narelle C said…

    L’etoile - Manu Feildel because I want to see if his food tastes as good as he looks.

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:54 pm, Anonymous Marnie S said…

    Ormeggio at the Spit deserves the crown(s).

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:55 pm, Anonymous Jacqueline H said…

    I'd definitely race to Etch first - I want to get a slice of that caramel date tart before it runs out!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:55 pm, Anonymous Jo Ann T said…

    Bird Cow Fish!!!! I've been eyeing that restaurant ever since I moved to Sydney!!!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:56 pm, Anonymous Melissa C said…

    I haven't got the chance to try the well known restaurants in Sydney yet so far. Taste of Sydney 2011 is the perfect time to get a taste of everything! All the dishes on the menu are so interesting and I want to try them all! Dark chocolate snickers? Seared scallops? The very first restaurant that attracts me is Balzac! The crisp wagyu beef and suckling pig sounds all so delicious..... I must grab the golden crispy suckling pig and enjoy the crackling sound!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:56 pm, Anonymous Matthew C said…

    Aperitif to thank Miguel for providing a great place to eat and drink when everyone else has closed their doors for the night

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:57 pm, Anonymous Sarah C said…

    i'd make a beeline for Bird Cow Fish! A special someone remembers having the MOST AMAZING pork there and being the disgustingly obsessed pork lover that i am, i'll need to taste it to believe it!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:57 pm, Anonymous Terri L said…

    I'd head over to Otto Ristorante for their Amedei Milk chocolate mousse with salted caramel and fresh berries, as a salute to my five children who will be left at home with the babysitter while I enjoy four indulgent hours of adult time. Bliss!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:57 pm, Anonymous Jenny C said…

    I'd be over to Berowra Waters like a shot as it's a lot easier to walk there at Taste of Sydney than to fly to the restaurant!! Although I really, really, really want to do that one day. I'll just need to find me a rich date to take me!!

     
  • At 3/01/2011 9:57 pm, Anonymous Rosemary A said…

    Dank St Depot, I've heard so much about how wonderful it is but have yet to get around to making a booking!

     
  • At 3/02/2011 2:50 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Thank you everyone for your amazing entries. This competition has now closed. The winners have been announced here.

     

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