Festivals, FOOD, Uncategorized KINGS CROSS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 7 May 2007

The Kings Cross Food and Wine Festival graces us annually, but I’d never had the chance to go, since I lived up North over the bridge. Well, not anymore!! It’s only about a 20-30min walk away now, or a 10min bus ride. Brilliant. The weather was spectacular today, despite us technically being in winter. It was balmy, sunny and clear.. so everyone rocked out in sleeveless tops and shorts. Ahhhhhh..

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..


Pretty fountain

People galore

Feta cheese and semi-dried tomato tart with walnut & rocket salad (AU$8.50)

Mediterranean dishes

Sausages!!

Gourmet pizzas

More pizzas

Dips and such

Turkish gozleme

Lobster Bisque (AU$5) – this was soooooooo good and rich and creamy!

Italian meatballs with tomato sauce, Parmesan and Italian crusty bread (AU$6)

Wine

Beer

Organic juices – these were yum

Hibiscus juice – it was pretty good!

Cute cupcakes

Gourmet chocolates

Entertainment 😛

24 Comments

  • thefragrantelf posted on May 7, 2007 at 11:01 am

    Ow! Why did I have to see this now…ALL that food looks awesome! Especially the golzeme, bisque, pizza, tart…YUM! Off to raid the kitchen!

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    • beverly posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:32 pm

      It was such a nice international food festival. There’s the MEGA one at Darling Harbour’s exhibition center next month. Can’t wait 😛

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  • winterswitchery posted on May 7, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Everything looks so wonderful! I miss keilbasa.

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    • beverly posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:34 pm

      What’s keilbasa??

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      • winterswitchery posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:47 pm

        Polish sausage. Those look a bit different than the sausage my grandma would buy, but you could do them like hot dogs on a bbq, or cut up the sausage and cook them with sauerkraut (not my favorite). Yummy stuff 🙂

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  • starbucksweetie posted on May 7, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    That looks absolutely fun!

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    • beverly posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:35 pm

      It was particularly nice cos of the perfect weather. I’m dreading going into winter!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on May 7, 2007 at 11:01 am

    Ow! Why did I have to see this now…ALL that food looks awesome! Especially the golzeme, bisque, pizza, tart…YUM! Off to raid the kitchen!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:32 pm

      It was such a nice international food festival. There’s the MEGA one at Darling Harbour’s exhibition center next month. Can’t wait 😛

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on May 7, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    i NEVER knew polish kielbasas had vodka in them!!

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    • beverly posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:36 pm

      Ohhh they’re sausages! I had no idea what you were talking about at first 😛 If I was going straight home I would’ve bought the sausages, I love stuff like that!

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      • princesszhing posted on May 7, 2007 at 11:51 pm

        i love sausages as well! =) Polish Kielbasas are done best with peaches! weird combi but i tried it as an appetizer it was a godsend!

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  • winterswitchery posted on May 7, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Everything looks so wonderful! I miss keilbasa.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:34 pm

      What’s keilbasa??

      Reply
      • winterswitchery posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:47 pm

        Polish sausage. Those look a bit different than the sausage my grandma would buy, but you could do them like hot dogs on a bbq, or cut up the sausage and cook them with sauerkraut (not my favorite). Yummy stuff 🙂

        Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on May 7, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    That looks absolutely fun!

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    • beverly posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:35 pm

      It was particularly nice cos of the perfect weather. I’m dreading going into winter!

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on May 7, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    i NEVER knew polish kielbasas had vodka in them!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:36 pm

      Ohhh they’re sausages! I had no idea what you were talking about at first 😛 If I was going straight home I would’ve bought the sausages, I love stuff like that!

      Reply
      • princesszhing posted on May 7, 2007 at 11:51 pm

        i love sausages as well! =) Polish Kielbasas are done best with peaches! weird combi but i tried it as an appetizer it was a godsend!

        Reply
  • Anonymous posted on May 8, 2007 at 9:49 am

    *drool* your food posts always get me salivating hehe…
    How was the feta tart? Just realised I haven’t had a tart/pie for absolutely ages…

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    • beverly posted on May 8, 2007 at 12:19 pm

      Yummmmyyyy.. all the food was really good, and it was nice to have a variety of international cuisines!

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  • Anonymous posted on May 8, 2007 at 9:49 am

    *drool* your food posts always get me salivating hehe…
    How was the feta tart? Just realised I haven’t had a tart/pie for absolutely ages…

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    • beverly posted on May 8, 2007 at 12:19 pm

      Yummmmyyyy.. all the food was really good, and it was nice to have a variety of international cuisines!

      Reply

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