Sydney’s favourite Italian festival is celebrating 5 years in a spectacular new venue, the Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve. Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in August with the Italian Wine + Food Festival – Sydney. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian- speaking wine lover.
Sydney’s top Italian chefs are turning out in force to make it a day to remember, with much-loved locals Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater), Lucio Galletto (Lucio’s), Stefano Manfredi (Pizzaperta), Johnny di Francesco (400 Gradi), Nino Zoccali (Pendolino), Richard Ptacnik (Otto Ristorante) and Federico Zanellato (LuMi) leading the charge. Feast on pizza, pasta and Italian snacks in our pop-up restaurants from Sydney favourites Otto Ristorante, Lot.1 Sydney, 400 Gradi, Balla and Popolo plus there’ll be cooking demonstrations with chefs and providores on the Smeg Main Stage.
Shop like an Italian and taste your way through the Marketplace, brimming with salumi, cheese, pasta, bread, coffee, olive oil, pastries and gelato featuring Vannella Cheese, Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma, Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano, Salumi Australia, Arancini Art, That’s Amore Cheese, Luca Ciano Sauces, Molecola, Truffle Traders, Rivareno Gelato, Vinotopia, Botella, plus more!
Explore over 200 Italian wines by the region, plus Italian-centric Aussie wines, or take an Italian Wine Masterclass curated by our team. Meet winemakers and importers, learn more about the grape varieties, the regions and best of all, how good they taste. The Barolo Bar and Franciacorta Bar – a tasting experience like no other – with sommeliers pouring, vertical tastings and information about these unique wines, are not to be missed.
For something stronger, there’s coffee from Espresso di Manfredi’s baristas, Moretti Beer on tap, or sip on an authentic cocktail from the Festival Bar, serving up Negroni’s and Venetian Spritz all day! Proudly presented by Smeg, the festival is all about celebrating wine, food and culture together in inimitable Italian style.
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