Taste of Sydney 2012: Exhibitor Highlights

Taste of Sydney is not just about indulging in a moveable degustation at restaurants, stopping for a wine tasting or a refreshing cocktail at a pop-up bar. Over one hundred exhibitors participate in the annual event to showcase their products, produce or service, many of which offering sample tastings.

French flavours begin with Fine French Food, distributors and suppliers of quality French products. Think Echiré butter, snails in their shell, duck fat, confit de canard and cassoulet, and you can have a taste of France in your Sydney home. And for a taste of luxury, they provide Petrossian caviar and a range of foie gras and patés.

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French Fine Food stand (

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Estelle Sheridan, Georges Puechberty, Sandra Beeston of Fine French Food

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Sandra Beeston of Fine French Food with Vincent Gadan of Patisse

Chef Patissier Vincent Gadan of Patisse stand next door was happy to lend Sandra a hand in the fine art of slicing a baguette.

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Gold-leaf on pastries (

Irresistible is a word that comes to mind when you think of Patisse, with these gold-leaf pastries or petits miams as temptation.

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Saucissons (

Saucissons from La Bastide de France  were also on taste, a new venture of Saucisson Australia with Jean-Marc Amar. These are some of the best saucissons in Sydney, and you’ll find foie gras, cheese among other products which they sell at EQ Village Market / Fox Studios.

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Freshpops (

Freshpops had a range of refreshing ice pops made from fruit which they sell at Eveleigh, Glebe & Taylors Square Market.

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Chobani Greek style yoghurt

The Chobani truck handed out samples of their Greek style yoghurt to taste.

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Troy Douglas (, Claire Mukhi (, Adam Mander (

Nexba beverages had a deliciously refreshing  watermelon ice tea which is easy to drink and not overly sweet.

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Scones from the Victoria Room

Meanwhile, guests who had access to the HSBC VIP Lounge indulged in a variety of scones including lavender and rose from The Victoria Room high tea.

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The Observatory Hotel stand

The Observatory Hotel stand promoted their high tea served with champagne Duval Leroy and handed out these elegant cylinders with promotional material.

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Quarter 21 & Maya Sunny Honey

Quarter Twenty One set up a replica of their Westfield premises with a version of the Quarter Twenty One Cookery School while the front of the store had delicious honeycomb on taste from Maya Sunny Honey. Their display of honey in glass jars with live bees in action was not to be missed.

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More in the Taste of Sydney 2012 series:

Chefs, Restaurants and Tasting Menu
Eau-de-Vie Bar at Taste of Sydney 2012 & Ketel One Bar Tours
– Cocktails, Bars and Sensology at Taste of Sydney
Champagne, Wine, Beer & Cider at Taste of Sydney


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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.