Reviewed by Regi Su
The Pyrmont Festival comes to Pirrama Park for a weekend of good food and fine wine. The festival celebrates its 10th anniversary at a two-day event over 28-29th May, although the festivities don’t stop there. From 28th May until 18th June, the culinary experiences continue with wine pairings, cooking classes, walking tours, cheese and wine tastings and so much more; all in celebration of local and regional produce.
To give a little taste of what the festival brings, consider; divine wines from the Hunter, Mudgee and Orange regions; creamy, freshly shucked oysters; smokey whiskey with a touch of caramel and the deep red of a hand-crafted sloe gin. The festival promises gourmet indulgence, proudly brought to the public as a free event by the City of Sydney in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, Wine Selectors and The Star.
In an effort to bring town and country together, The Pyrmont Festival is an inclusive and accessible event, with live entertainment, food trucks, a kids zone and family friendly art classes. Here, attendees can express their own creative flair, or, they can marvel at the showcase of art from local artists whose work will be on display at the festival. Jane Bennett is one of these artists, who bases herself in Pyrmont and has an uncanny ability to capture the spirit and soul of a place. Bennett’s work focuses on industrial and residential pockets of Sydney, and captures their humanity and history as they go through change. Bennett’s art was first showcased at The Pyrmont Festival in 2012, so it’s only apt to see her magnificent renditions of a changing Sydney at the Festival’s 10th Anniversary.
As we tentatively creep out of a two year pandemic, it’s important now, more than ever, to show support to Australia’s small and independent producers. And what better way to support our local and regional producers than with a vibrant celebration of the best food, wine and art that NSW has to offer.
For more information on the event program, visit https://www.pyrmontfestival.