NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014

The NSW Food and Wine Festival launched last night at Nomad Restaurant in Surry Hills with industry insiders and Fairfax Executives in attendance. Now in its seventh year, the festival brings various events that celebrate the best local food, wine and produce.

NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014
Tim Johnstone’s Organic Vegetables, Sorrel & Jersey Milk Yoghurt

At the launch, guests sipped on 2010 Logan Vintage M Cuvee sparkling wine on arrival and perused several producer stations including Johnstone Farmer and Willombrae Chevre Cheese Farm.

NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014
Nathan Sasi, head chef of Nomad

The team at Nomad with Head Chef, Nathan Sasi prepared a series of tantalising canapes and dishes that celebrate the produce. A solid selection of NSW wines was served  throughout the evening from sparkling to whites, rose, reds and dessert wine.

NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014
Sparkling Range of NSW Wines on Taste

The Sydney Morning Herald NSW Food and Wine Festival is a month-long festival presented by Citi program. Festival Director Joanna Savill stated that this year’s expanded focus of the festival will bring amazing wines and fantastic produce  through a series of unique events and menus.

Highlights of the festival include:

Sydney Cellar Door (February 21 – 23) – Meet the winemakers from nine wine-producing regions at Hyde Park, taste their wines and feast on food from renowned restaurants and producers like Nomad, Gelato Messina and Salt Meats Cheese

NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014
Moonlight Flat Oysters

Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Market (Saturday March 1) – Giovanni Pilu takes to the Market Chef stage at Sydney’s oldest premium fresh food market.

NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014
Hand-picked Mud Crab, Preserved Lemon and Harissa

Lunch and Dine with NSW Wine (from February 21 – March 21 at selected venues) – Good Food Guide ranked restaurants across Sydney and regional NSW create a special course made from NSW produce, matched with the perfect local wine.

NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014
Sea Urchin, Potato Crostini, Creme Fraiche and Pickled Lemon

Snacks and Streetfood (from February 21 – March 21 at selected venues) – a host of restaurants including Pinbone, Sugaroom, Biota Dining and more are set to offer specially created, delicious snack with an equally delicious wine.

NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014
Wood-roasted Suckling Pig

Brunches and high teas (from February 21 – March 21 at selected venues) –paired with a NSW sparkling.

Sticky and Sweet (from February 21 – March 21 at selected venues) – Sweet, special treats from some of the state’s most loved restaurants are matched with the perfect wine partner for a sugar hit from heaven.

Tour the Regions (selected dates) – Good Food Guide hatted restaurants will host a series of special dinners with very special guests, featuring produce and wines from across the state. The state’s finest chefs and sommeliers from the likes of Sepia (Restaurant of the Year); The Bridge Room (Chef of the Year, Ross Lusted); and Bentley (Wine List of the Year) will be joined by winemakers from Cherry Tree Hill in the Southern Highlands, Logan and Ross Hill in Orange and the Hunter’s Hungerford Hill.

NSW Food and Wine Festival 2014

5×4 Rising Stars Dinner (March 11) – Hang onto your hats! The next generation of sommeliers, winemakers, chefs and food producers from Bentley, Biota Dining, Sixpenny and host restaurant Chiswick join forces for a once-only collaboration – a five-course extravaganza featuring NSW food and wine.

Spotlight on the State (selected dates) – A wealth of regional produce is set for discovery at a series of one-off events highlighting all the best that NSW has to offer.

The Festival is a successful collaboration between The Sydney Morning Herald and the NSW Wine Industry Association and the Herald’s Good Food and Good Food Guide brands.

The NSW Food and Wine Festival launch was held at Nomad in Surry Hills on Thursday 20 February 2014.

NSW Food & Wine Festival

Photography © by Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.


This article is posted on - All rights reserved - Copyright © 2018.

About the author

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.

1 Comment