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Friday, March 17, 2006

Bairro Portgues: Portugese Festival, Petersham

Colorful Portuguese dancers

Last Sunday was the annual Portuguese Festival in Petersham. The air was thick with the haze of charcoal as families, couples, friends and foodies celebrated all the goodness that is Portuguese cuisine and culture.

Bairro Portugues

chicken skewers on the bbq
Chicken skewers

food sign


Cubes of rump steak are packed onto giant sword-like skewers, coated with coarse rock salt and then cooked over charcoal in this Madeiran specialty.

Goan cuisine
Goan cuisine

Goa, the smallest state in India, was of course a Portuguese colony for 500 years. There's a Goan restaurant, Viva Goa in Pyrmont which I keep meaning to check out one day.

chorizo and prawns on the bbq at the Mojo picon stall
Chorizo and prawns at the Mojo Picon stall

dessert frenzy
Sugarholic riot at the pastry stall...

Who can resist a Portuguese pasteis de nata custard tart?

female Portuguese dancer
Traditional Portuguese dancing

Portuguese dancers

Portuguese singers

And of course there had to be chorizo

chorizo on the barbecue
Chorizo over charcoal

Barbecued sardines
Barbecued sardines

Portuguese dancers in traditional dress

The Bairro Portugues or Portuguese Festival is an annual event which takes place around Audley Street, Petersham in Sydney's Little Portugal in the inner west.

The 2006 festival was held on Sunday 12 March.

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Petersham Portuguese Food Festival 2005
4 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Anonymous on 3/17/2006 11:59:00 pm


  • At 3/19/2006 4:17 am, Blogger kachuaz said…

    looks good! gonna try it when i'm over in sydney next year =P

  • At 3/19/2006 4:08 pm, Blogger FooDcrazEE said…

    i'm salivating over the chorizo...

  • At 3/20/2006 3:08 pm, Blogger Julia said…

    How wonderful! I couldn't make it but I can sense all the flavours and fun through this post!

    BTW, do you know if chorizo is smoked, or it's sold raw? I used to eat it without cooking it, and never got sick (but now eat it cooked).

  • At 5/18/2006 10:43 pm, Blogger Nuno Pires said…

    These photos are awesome, thank you. Glad to know about the portuguese community in Sydney.


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