This year Boracay Beach Radio went to Sydney not just to sample their beaches and check out the good life that is what our brand is all about but also to literally have a taste of Sydney.
Taste is dubbed as the world’s greatest restaurant festival and last March 14 to 16, BBR was at the Sydney leg. The event, a very big one to any person whose hobby includes eating, drinking and/or cooking, was held at the Centennial Park because after all you need a huge area to host Sydney’s best in food and beverage. You can already smell something yummy is cooking from the Paddington entrance and as you walk closer to the tents you become more excited at the thought of what is waiting inside.
Well, there were a lot of freebies to begin with. Take at least one of those giveaway bags for it will become handy as you go around and receive more samples.
It is wise to survey the area first meaning to go around and just see what’s going on and do your initial inquiries while taking note of what you will definitely go back to. Look out also for the schedules of the talks and demonstrations. Remember that there are those that are for free while others you have to pay for it.
Once you’re done with it then you may already purchase crowns. A crown is the official money of the event. You are given a card in which you can purchase or load crowns. Usually after you’ve seen what’s in store you have an idea how much crowns you need, if you feel like you need more then you can always top up.
Now it’s time to share with you how we spent our crowns. Chur Burger, Sydney’s best burger, was definitely on top of our list and as the long line that evening will tell you, everyone else’s as well. We even got to meet the man behind it Warren Turnbull who warmly told us that one of his head chefs is Filipino. He had a free talk at Dilmah Chef’s Skillery Tent, which was presented in cooperation with Australian Gourmet Traveller, so we got a free copy of their latest issue too.
Over at Duccio Gelato, we got some free gelato and demonstration from the Italian owners on how their gelatos are made. We were so impressed that we actually spent some crowns on one more cup.
For beverage, it was a tough choice mostly because we had a taste of a lot of the exhibitors after just an hour of tent hopping so the crowns were instead spent on some of the lessons on wine appreciation and how to mix drinks. We also dropped by the beer and cider talk.
One of the more interesting and charming conversations that evening was on Target 100. It was held at an intimate outdoor area with haystack as chairs. Dirty Girl Kitchen hosted the very detailed but fun discussion on sustainable cattle and sheep farming.
We couldn’t leave without buying something so the last few crowns were reserved for some bottle of Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter and jams from Barkers.
Check out the schedule for other Taste festivals around the world on www.tastefestivals.com.