Grub’s Guide to June 2018

June is stacked with more events than you can poke a fork at.  There’s spice and salt, wine and cheese, and lots and lots of beer. But all of this doesn’t even scratch the surface with all the events surrounding Vivid and negroni week flooding the city. Take a peek at a curated list of the best of what’s happening this winter in Sydney’s food and beverage scene.


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GABS 2018 – Saturday, June 2

For the fourth year running, the Great Australiasian Beer SpecTAPular returns to the Sydney Showground. There are over 500 brews including 170 festival beers and ciders, exclusive to the specTAPular. After you’ve done your best getting through all 500, you can have a go at Holey Moley’s first ever pop-up course or mix things up with a cocktail and take it all in with a range of food stalls.  There are two sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, and you can snag tickets here: https://www.gabsfestival.com/sydney-buy-tickets


Wet Dreams Wine + Food Festival – Saturday, June 10

The Dolphin Hotel and Drnks are joining forces for their own little festival. Over 30 winemakers, brewers and importers will take over the Surry Hills pub including Ochota Barrles, Jauma and Wildflower Brewing.  Of course your ticket will get you the very best drinking snacks from Momofuku’s Paul Carmichael, Acme’s Mitch Orr, LP’s Quality Meats Luke Shannon and Superior Burgers Jovan Curic. For more details click the link.

http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/wet-dreams-wine-food-festival/104095


Newtown Chilli Festival at the Bank Hotel – Sunday, June 11

Ooooweee! Feel those tastebuds tingle at the Newtown chilli festival hosted by the Bank Hotel. There’ll be chilli brew off, chilli-inspired cocktails, chilli BBQ and more, all spicing up your Sunday. If you’re up to it there’s a chilli-eating competition, but if you’re into watching people put themselves through the 7 stages of chilli-grief entry is free. Get your tickets here to fiery chilli heaven: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513278782029367/


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Kurrajong Kitchen Cheese Lovers Festival 2018 – Saturday, June 16

Who doesn’t like cheese? Coming to Centennial Park this June is the Kurrajong Kitchen Cheese Lovers Festival. After two years in the Hunter Valley, the cheese festival is bringing over 50 cheese, wine and craft beer stalls with tasting opportunities to Sydney.  Spend the day perusing the stalls eating every variety imaginable. Tickets are $25 and can be found here:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cheese-lovers-festival-2018-tickets-39717589379


Salt and its Many Forms - presented by chef Ross Lusted of The Bridge Room -Saturday, June 23

Sometimes we take things for granted, like the salt on our food. Here to teach us about salt and its application in cooking is the award-winning chef of The Bridge Room, Ross Lusted. Part of the Carriageworks masterclass series, in partnership with Smeg Australia, the two-hour session will showcase four recipes using seasonal produce from the farmers market. Learn more here: http://carriageworks.com.au/events/chef-series-masterclass-ross-lusted