“Oh my god there is a petting zoo outside, so cute!” Squealed one of my friends as we arrived at Taste Orange at Bondi Pavilion last Sunday. Yep, going to a festival is a slightly different experience than days gone by nowadays – although it didn’t mean I wasn’t any less excited about heading to the foodie festival, especially on such a sunny Sunday.
It felt a bit like a wine tasting/farmers market and had brought some of the best local produce from Orange right to the heart of the Eastern Suburbs for a very pleasant afternoon of sampling and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
Entry was free and it was $20 for a tasting glass and 5 vouchers. Each voucher would give you either a taste of the wide ranging Orange wines on show or some of the succulent food delights on offer.
The afternoon didn’t disappoint. Highlights for me included a 2009 Sav Blanc from Bantry Grove, a Sparkling Rose from Angullong Vineyard and gorgeous Shiraz from Philip Shaw, a tender, tasty vension wrap, custard tarts so good we went back for seconds, and of course, the piglet in the petting zoo.
With live chefs cooking for the audience as well as live music and face painting – it was thoroughly enjoyable afternoon out, would love to see more foodie events like this across Sydney.