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Bairro Português: Petersham Food and Wine Fair 2011

For the ninth year in a row, Bairro Português, Petersham’s Food and Wine Fair painted Audley and Fisher Streets in vibrant colours. The lively street festival with a Portuguese theme showcased food, wine and bric-a-brac and attracted a lively crowd.

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Bairro Português – Little Portugal in Petersham

On the same weekend as Taste of Sydney in Centennial Park (review to come), Global Table in Bondi Junction and the Spot Food and Film Festival in Randwick, people took to the streets to participate in the festivities with barely any elbow room to move at times.

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Portugal stand

Much like last year’s festival, colourful stalls served Portuguese-influenced food and drink to the masses. The food was much the same as the previous year, with a variety of grilled meats, sausages, sardines and Portuguese tarts and sweets.

Traditional bands and singers took to the entertainment stage as well as accordionists and capoeira performers.

More in the photo story below.

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Algarve stand

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Accordeons

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Earthenware from Spain

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Cooking sardines in front of the Petersham mural

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Traditional drinks: Guarana, Luso, Sangria and Coca Cola

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Beers

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Sangria in cups

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Seafood Paella

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Cooking in the heat

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Grilling Sardines

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Sausages sizzling in the sun

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Plates of bread and marinated peppers for the sardines

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Grilled sardines

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Pork belly

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Chorizo with salad

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Sangria for two

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More Chorizo sausages

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Seeking the shade on a hot autumn day

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A part of Europe in Sydney

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Sagres beer

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Capoeira performers warming up

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Bairro Português, a Marrickville Council initiative was held on Sunday 13 March 2011.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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