What do Latin performers, Portuguese butchers and New Zealand wines have to do with a middle-eastern bazaar? We ponder that question when we attend Crave Sydney Food Festival‘s Summer Hill Grand Food Bazaar on Sunday October 17.
According to the Crave Sydney website, this is an opportunity to “taste the exotic flavours of a Middle Eastern bazaar presented by Egyptian, Lebanese and Turkish restaurateurs.” Instead of enjoying “kasheri, kibbeh and kebabs along with arak and other beverages to the sounds of Middle Eastern music,” we are treated to an international range of food where local shops have set up tables and stalls in front of their businesses.
Much like the Australian Cheese Showcase event at the Rocks Market which only featured a handful of stalls, this event is far removed from the middle-eastern food bazaar and ambience it promised. There was the odd kebab or two, shisha coals on sale, pizza, pasta and BBQ seafood but most of all, the opportunity to head out to Sydney’s inner west and enjoy a perfect spring day.
Fez , Tagines and Lamb Kofta from Plunge café – Flavours of Egypt
Middle eastern sweets
Tabouleh tastings compliments of the Fruit and Vegetable shop
The award winning Fruit and Veg Shop
Shisha and Al Fakher Natural Lemon Charcoal
Pizza and Pasta
Middle-eastern rabbit croquettes?
Latin American entertainment
Tables laid out in front of shops cooking and selling food
Te Ora wines from New Zealand and The Orange Tree from Eastern New South Wales
Summer Hill mural
Summer Hill mural
The Summer Hill grand food bazaar ran on Sunday October 17 2010 from 10 am till 4 pm.
Other Crave Sydney 2010 events on Gourmantic:
Australian Cheese Showcase 2010: The Rocks Market
Cocktail of the Month at La Scala on Jersey
Night Noodle Markets
Cocktail of the Month at Monkey Magic
Monkey Magic Sugar Hit: Black Sesame Crème Caramel
Slideshow/Photographs of the Night Noodle Markets
Blessing of the Fleet at the Sydney Fish Markets
Sydney Food and Wine Fair
Porchetta, Birra and Tarantella: Norton Street Italian Festa
Crave Sydney Food Festival Website