Grubs Guide to August 2017

There’s only one more month between you and the end of winter. Luckily, Grub has you covered with the best food events of the month. It’s proven that you can self-medicate the winter blues with a bit of wine and chocolate. Just a taste of what’s on this month.

The Eid Night Market

Hosted by The Commune in Waterloo, Eid in The City returns, on Friday August 4th, 5-10pm.  It’s a celebration of Eid, marking the end of Ramadan. There will be a huge amount of food and entertainment to indulge in. Eid is all about celebrating with family, friends and neighbours; it’s about coming together over food, fun and culture. Be sure to pre-book your tickets on:

Smooth Festival of Chocolate

Two words: Chocolate Festival. Stop salivating and listen up, on the 12-13th of August Smooth are presenting a festival of chocolate. You can come and sample more chocolate goods than you could possibly pole a stick at, with treats from Gelato Messina, Black Star Pastry, Piazza D’oro, Mr Black Espresso and more.  There will be something called the Lindt Lounge, where you’ll be able to purchase your own personalised chocolate blocks as a short memento of your time at the event, to be honest, you’ll probably devour that on the way home.

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Sydney Tea Festival

Sunday the 20th of August, see’s the Sydney Tea Festival return to Carriageworks in August.  It’s a day of education that hopes to share some knowledge of the Specialty Tea world.  There’s a range of Featured stall holders, from The Rabbit Hole, and Perfect South, to T-Totaler and Wild Yunan Tea. You can expect a range of activities master classes and lessons from industry leaders as well as an interactive tea market filled with exciting new and niche products like Longleaf Tea Vodka.  For more information, and to book your master classes see:

The Italian Food + Wine Festival Barangaroo

Australian’s have a long historic romance with Italian cuisine and wine. It’s the foundation of so much of Modern Australian cuisine that it only makes sense to celebrate it. Coming to the Cutaway, Barangaroo at the end of August is the Italian Food and Wine Festival.  Wear elasticated pants because there is sure to be a bounty of pasta, pizza, antipasti and apertivo in a who’s who of Sydney’s Italian cuisine scene.  If that’s not enough, you can explore over 200 Italian wines by region, plus Italo-leaning Australian wines.  If you don’t want to miss out, make sure to get your tickets here:

Morrison’s Oyster Festival

From 6pm to 7pm every night of August The Morrison Oyster Bar and Diner are offering you $1 Oysters. Live lavish, for a fraction of the price with the Morrison as they host their annual Oyster Festival with a range of optioned out oyster menu items.  The best part of this offer is that you’ll have more money for champagne.  There will also be a host of Oyster, Whisky and Champagne master classes to take you through how to get the most out of your molluscs.

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