With more than 50 dishes arising from 18 of Sydney’s hippest hotspots, there’s a certain economy to buying Taste of Sydney tickets. The event, which kicks off next week on Thursday 12 March, is held in Centennial Park; and the line-up is not limited to Sydney’s fine diners. I’m most excited about road testing BANG, Surry Hills’ new Bangladeshi street food offering, as well as enjoying a dish from Café Paci in a non-degustation environment. If you’re planning your own effective eating strategy, my other must-try is the Bloodwood/Young Henrys collaboration (love my craft beer) and possibly Jonah’s, because I never can find a designated driver to make the trip to their restaurant, an hour north of Sydney.
If you’re more intimate dinner than epic food fair, The Devonshire and Melbourne’s Saint Crispin are joining forces in a one-off dinner. Well it’s actually two one-off dinners, as their first one (Monday 23 March) sold out immediately. So I’d suggest jumping onto their curated six-course menu with matching wine ($160/head) held on Tuesday 24 March, quickly. My guess is it will be worth it just to try Joe Grbac’s (Saint Crispin) ocean trout, shimeji, enoki, bottarga, sesame crumble. This dish is made from 90 ingredients, and takes eight hours to prepare.