NSW Food & Wine Sydney Cellar Door Festival 2015, Hyde Park Sydney

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Good food and good wine, what a fantastic combination!

A wealth of cellar doors (over 70 NSW winemakers from Orange to Gundagai, the Hunter Valley and the Northern Slopes) and more than 25 food stalls made their home at Hyde Park this weekend for the NSW Food & Wine Sydney Cellar Door Festival. And never able to resist, we paid a visit to cover the tasty eats.

DSC08964Via Napoli Pizzeria

Authentic wood fired pizza’s straight from Naples, these popular pizza pushers had people lining up for a taste of their authentic smoky delights.

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On the menu was a fantastic margertia. Simple and traditional, the buffalo mozzarella was oozing with creamy salty goodness, matching perfectly with its napolitana base and the fresh fragrant basil.

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JPB from the Swissotel Sydney

Offering a range of locally inspired Australian native produce with seasonally sourced flavours and traditional flavours.

DSC08998Mary’s

We saw the Mary’s stall from a distance and had to make a pit stop. We ordered the famous Mary’s burger. The bun was, as usual, super soft. The meat literally melts in your mouth and the cheese binds it all together. It seems even though they’re in a stall at a festival doesn’t mean they’ve lost the quality and taste we are all so accustomed to.

Click to see our full Mary’s review here

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Serendipity Ice Cream & Sorbet

Founded back in 1966, Serendipity Ice Cream is an Australian family run business which has grown to be Australian most awarded ice cream with over 400 medals and 25 trophies.

DSC08971 Café Opera at the InterContinental Sydney 

Executive Chef Tamas Pamer has always visited local food markets to admire the freshly made bread and produce on offer. Markets like these are what gives Tamas his inspiration, so its fitting that Café Opera have their very only stall. Here they feature a variety of rolls stuffed with a selection of fantastic meats including pulled pork shoulder, beef brisket or soy roasted duck. The beef brisket with pickles and dijon was amazing, with the soft meat melting in your mouth in an explosion of flavours.

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Salt Meats Cheese

Salt Meats Cheese, like the name suggests, is a gourmet Italian provider that sells a wide range of imported salt, meat and cheese as well as a unique array of other imported goodies. Their Italian warehouse is located right next to the Grounds of Alexandria.

Click to see our full review of Salt Meats Cheese here

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Lets Do Yum Cha

This mobile food truck was dishing our delicious BBQ pork buns, prawn and chive dumplings, chicken dim sims and vegetarian dumplings.

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Bloodwood

The popular Newtown restaurant and bar owned and run by chefs Mitchell Grady and Claire van Vuuren. Together they create a seasonal menu designed for sharing, cooking food that they love to eat, sourcing the best produce they can find.

DSC08981Clubhouse

Bringing international dishes like Bibimbap and Pork Belly with an Australian twist using seasonal ingredients and market fresh produce.

Click to see our full review of Clubhouse here

DSC08982Porteno & Bodega Restaurant

It’s always great to see and taste Porteño’s famous charcoal BBQ meats, this time cooking up their mouth watering Wagyu Philly Cheesesteak and Fried Chicken Sandwich.

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 Bao Stop Sydney

Bao Stop delivers traditional Taiwanese and Chinese Street food with delicious fillings like pork belly, fried chicken, peking duck and mushroom.

DSC08996The clear favourites were the peking duck, which was tender and juicy with a flavoursome crispy skin and the mushroom, which surprisingly was pretty meaty with a rich earthy flavour that went superbly with the soft bun.

The NSW Food & Wine Sydney Cellar Door Festival is on from:

February 27 – March 1
Hyde Park, Sydney

Time: Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

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