Sydney Food Event ~> Sofitel Sydney Presents – Albert Roux Lunch

In Australia, we have Tony Bilson as our godfather of French cuisine but in the UK, none can go pass the popularity of the Roux brothers. The Roux brothers have come a long way since their arrival to England from France and with little money on their hands, they managed to open up the legendary Le Gavroche in 1967. With passion, dedication and willingness to use the best quality produce, they managed to achieve the highest accolades of three Michelin stars after 15 years in the running.

Albert now resides in London managing his chain of restaurants – Chez Roux whilst the legendary Le Gavroche is run by award winning chef and son of Albert, Michel Roux Jr.

Sofitel Sydney initially organised the Albert Roux event last year but due to volcanic eruption and ash happenings, flights were unable to proceed. Postponing the event to this year was not at all a bad thing, having a full booking of the whole restaurant for lunch shows how popular the Roux brothers are, even in Australia.

Garden Court Restaurant
The Wine Menu
The Lunch Menu

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Sydney Food Event ~> SIFF BBQ Madness – Pyrmont Growers Markets

It is now October and here comes another year of fantastic events presented by the Sydney International Food Festival, a month of fantastic cuisine and love affair for food. BBQ Madness first kicked off last year with Guest chef, Fergus Henderson of St John’s Restaurant which you might also know him as the master of Nose to Tail eating.

The theme of the BBQ this year was sustainable seafood and having said that, last year was Nose to tail. With producers explaining where each seafood comes from and how its grown, it ignites something in you to want to understand more about their passion and to support their industry.

The line up of chefs this year included

– Warren Turnbull – Assiette

– Massimo Mele – Hugo’s Manly

– Morgan McGlone – Flinder’s Inn

– Richard Ptacnik – Otto Restaurante

– Darren John

and a few more


Warren Turnbull's Miso Glazed Marlborough King Salmon with Japanese Radish Salad and Aubergine Puree

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Sydney Food Event ~> Taste of Sydney 2010

Taste festival started off in the UK and having being popular, the idea was brought to Australia last year. This year, the festival is bigger and better than last year offering more variety of food, produce and chefs. I arrived here in the morning and starting browsing around my favorite restaurants and having the best for my stomach.

First up was Aria Restaurant, Matt Moran’s home from home, I had a chance to try out their entree and their main and it was absolutely gorgeous.

Cured ocean trout with cucumber and radish

The ocean trout was fresh and fab, with a crunch from the radish and cucumber sets this dish up the top.

Slow roasted Moran family lamb roast

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Sydney Food Event ~> Alex Herbert Demonstration – Pyrmont Growers Market

It was a wet morning in Pyrmont this morning, but that did not stop the one hatted chef, Alex herbert from coming to the growers market. Executive Head chef and co-owner, Alex herbert presented one of her childhood recipes which was a Beef Stifado.  As the cooking demonstration draws to a close, the sunshine came out and it all became a beautiful morning.

Sydney Morning Herald Pyrmont Growers market is held every first Saturday of each month. It is held at Pyrmont Bay Park opposite Star city Casino on Pirrama Road from 7am-11am. For more details head to

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Sydney Food Event ~> CuisineNow 2010 Lunches

Cuisine Now masterclasses are finished off with a spectacular lunch by the chefs. I was fortunate to have secure my seats for the Michel Roux lunch and the Reine Sammut Lunch. Lunch included matching wines and 6 courses. I guess you want to see what the chefs got up, so enough talking and more PICTURES!



Creme Caroline - Chilled Cream of Sweetcorn Soup

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Sydney Food Event ~> CuisineNow 2010 Masterclass

Cuisine NOW has been a long-held dream of Tony Bilson’s and to realise it he has assembled a team of people who understand his vision and have each added value to the co-ordination of this inaugural festival of contemporary cuisine.

‘ You don’t need to leave Australia to enjoy the culinary delights of a lifetime, Cuisine NOW will bring you the world’s best chefs and their signatures dishes using local produce right here in Sydney.’ – Tony Bilson

The lineup of chefs this year included

Nicolas Le Bec from 2 Michelin starred – Nicolas Le Bec Restaurant, Lyon, France

Tony Bilson from 3 chef hatted – Bilson’s Restaurant, Sydney

Tetsuya Wakuda from 3 chef hatted – Tetsuya’s Restaurant, Sydney

Phillipe Mouchel from – Chef hatted – The Brasserie on Crown, Melbourne

Michel Roux Snr from 3 Michelin starred – The waterside Inn, Bray, UK

Reine Sammut from 1 Michelin starred – Auberge La Fenière, France


Nicolas Le Bec Masterclass

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