Taste of Manly 2011: Food, Wine, Sustainability and The Pantry Cooking Demo with Stefano Bignotti

Every June, the beachside suburb of Manly plays host to the Taste of Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability festival. The community-based event runs on the first weekend in June and attracts a large crowd spilling onto the beach.

The lively festival is a chance to enjoy wines from various exhibitors and taste food from the stalls representing local businesses.  Wines were available by the glass for an initial $15 which includes a commemorative glass, with generous top ups at $5 each. Live entertainment engaged people of all ages and there were live cooking demonstrations with tastings to indulge the foodies.

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Taste of Manly 2010-2011 optical illusion glass

The event had a focus on sustainability including the cooking demonstration by Chef Stefano Bignotti of The Pantry restaurant and an aquaponics display by Ecolicious near the New Leaf Nursery stall.

Below is a Taste of Manly 2011 in photographs.

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Crowd in front of beachfront stage

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Food and Wine Stalls

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Tamburlaine Organic Wines

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Don’t panic! It’s organic.

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Sweet Sensation Patisserie: best buy of the day, 12 desserts for $12- opposite Hemingway’s Bar

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The Beatles Tribute by 4 Seasoned Musicians

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Chorizo sliced and grilled served with sofrito and lime from Jah Bar

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Pepper Tree Wines

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Chef Stefano Bignotti of The Pantry in Manly demonstrating how to cook bacalao

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Cooking demo in progress

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The finished dish, served in a glass jar with crostini

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Tastings for the crowd

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Bacalao, salted cod on crostini

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Fun for all ages

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Bulldog and tattoo

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A poser

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Manly Beach

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The Taste of Manly 2011 was held on Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June from 11.30 am to 5 pm at the Manly Ocean beachfront and the Corso/Sydney Road pedestrian mall.

Taste of Manly Festival
http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/whatson/food-wine-and-sustainability-festival/

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Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

11 Comments:

  1. GREAT pictures, Corinne! Feels like I’ve been there. :-)

  2. Great pics – I feel like I was there…! :)

  3. Wish I was there!

  4. Love that the festival was on the beach! Looks like it was a fun day! :)

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  6. Are you sure that’s not a “Rutles” tribute band? That guitarist is a dead ringer for Stig O’Hara!

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