The Night Markets at Carriageworks

Porteño

Porteño

Mike McEnearney pulls together two nights of regional produce and open-fire cooking for Vivid Sydney

As creative director of Carriageworks Farmers' Markets in Everleigh, Sydney, No 1 Bent Street chef Mike McEnearney has planned a new event, The Night Markets, on two evenings in June as part of Vivid Sydney's program.

A toasty "cooking with fire" theme is set to warm up the cool nights. "It's winter. It's cold. We love the smell of fire; it makes us want to rug up," says McEnearney. "[The Night Markets] are about getting back to the very simple method of cooking with fire. It's about comfort more than anything else."

Pepe Saya, Young Henrys, Single Origin Roasters and Cake Wines are among the line-up of local producers who have stalls planned. The Night Markets will also feature demonstrations from chefs more than familiar with fire-licked food - the gang from Porteño, Efendy, Billy Kwong, Icebergs, Cornersmith and Thievery will all cook over flames well into the night.

McEnearney was inspired by the success of Carriageworks' Christmas Twilight Market last December, and this new event is part of a wider plan for the precinct. He cites The Night Markets and the almost sold-out Sydney Table dinners, where dinner, dance and creative chefs will meet for collaborations and live performances, as a sign of things to come.

"Carriageworks is already an art precinct," says McEnearney. "We want to make it a food precinct: an art-food precinct."

The Night Markets, Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Everleigh, on Saturday 4 June and Saturday 18 June. Free entry. The full line up of producers and restaurants is available at carriageworks.com.au


Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
Lee Ho Fook invites friends into the kitchen this spring
15.09.2017
You're invited: bespoke Chinese banquet at Madame Shanghai
25.08.2017
Scenes from the Gourmet Traveller x Lune pop-up
24.08.2017
The 2017 Sydney Italian Wine and Food Festival
24.08.2017
Sake Double Bay is doing bottomless Champagne lunches
22.08.2017
Slurpfest will showcase new ramen by top chefs
18.08.2017
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

You might also like...

On a high note

Australia’s restaurant stars took a well-deserved night off ...

Sanpellegrino Cafe Society awards

Sanpellegrino announces the winners of its Sydney Cafe Socie...

Jaeger-Le Coultre 180th birthday

Swiss watch company Jaeger-Le Coultre celebrated its 180th b...

NICI cocktail party

The National Indigenous Culinary Institute introduced its ne...

Best at Est

Est's crack troupe of waiters is ferrying an extra-special l...

2006 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque

Glasses of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque sparkled as the Champa...

Absolut Oz launch party

Bondi's Bucket List might not quite be East Egg but that did...

2014 Sydney Carnival at Royal Randwick

Randwick gets a taste of Melbourne Cup glamour this autumn r...

Taste of Sydney 2014

Time to strap on the eating boots, folks: Taste of Sydney is...

Calvisius caviar launch

It's one of those "tough job, but someone's got to do it" mo...

Little Sydney 2014 recap

The Little Sydney marquee space at Royal Randwick, featuring...

Sydney Festival 2015

Sydney Festival director Lieven Bertels shares his pick of t...

GT reader dinner: Billy Kwong, Sydney

Billy Kwong has reopened in new Potts Point digs and you can...

Nespresso launches decaf

Nespresso has released a new range of decaffeinated Grands C...