The festival was really crowded, probably due to the fantastic weather – what better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than wandering around eating and drinking in the warm sun?! They even had entertainment there, though it was a la Kings Cross style, which is pretty way out 😉 The performance I caught was some transvestite singing and dancin’ away on the stage. He/she(?) was really fun to watch though 🙂
And true to style, the stalls offered a variety of mouth-watering dishes from all over the world. There was Australian, Italian, Spanish, Asian, etc.. terribly cool! We were spoilt for choice, especially also considering the variety of wines/beers available as well. My favourite was the Italian meatballs with tomato sauce, Parmesan and Italian crusty bread. It came in a little black Chinese-style takeaway box and whilst I originally didn’t have too high expectations, I was completely blown away. The meatballs weren’t the dodgy frozen kind – they were freshly made with chunky meat, herbs, onions, etc. The flavour was all meaty and divine, punctuated by the sharp taste of Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. It came with a healthy dose of tomato sauce, full of chunky cooked warm tomatoes. Mmmmmmm..
Feta cheese and semi-dried tomato tart with walnut & rocket salad (AU$8.50)
Dips and such
Lobster Bisque (AU$5) – this was soooooooo good and rich and creamy!
Italian meatballs with tomato sauce, Parmesan and Italian crusty bread (AU$6)
Organic juices – these were yum
Hibiscus juice – it was pretty good!