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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

The Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival

Bringing together the best of Italian wine, produce, pasta and Negronis.

The Italian Wine + Food Festival returns for its third year to Sydney to celebrate Italy's rich range of fine wines and food.

A host of events and regional flavours from Sicily to Trentino will take over Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 21 August for a day of cooking demonstrations, mozzarella- and pasta-making workshops and sommelier-led wine tastings, segueing into party mode come evening.

Highlights include cooking demonstrations and food talks by Giovanni Pilu of Pilu at Freshwater and Federico Zanellato of LuMi among others, as well as an olive oil workshop by Pendolino head chef Nino Zoccali, and, of course, Gourmet Traveller's own Food Market. Food stalls will feature plates from Otto, Aperitivo and Osteria Russo & Russo among others.

More than 200 drops of Italy's finest and wines from Australian-grown Italian grapes will be poured throughout the day. Beginner wine-tasting tours with sommelier Matt Dunne will sort the Nebbiolos from the Vermentinos, while GT Wine writer Mike Bennie will host in-depth masterclasses.

There will also be beer tastings at the Menabrea Bar, a Negroni bar by Max Greco and fresh coffee by Italian roasters Espresso di Manfredi.

Throughout the day, Italian jazz musicians will warm up the wine garden, before a DJ takes over to spin Italian vinyls and classics into the evening.

Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival, Sunday 21 August, tickets from $35 to $125, 11am-9pm, Sydney Town Hall, italianwinefoodfestival.com.au/Sydney

Gourmet Traveller is a proud partner of the Italian Wine + Food Festival.

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