Things to do in Sydney: Kings Cross Festival
Kings Cross Festival brings dining to the street and a chance to chat with famous locals
On the 12th October 2014 Kings Cross Festival will close off Macleay St so visitors can enjoy a Sunday Long Table Lunch featuring food from some 20 local restaurants, alongside more than a dozen NSW winemakers showcasing their wines.
To add to the fun their will be cooking demonstrations and cookbook signings from the star chefs Dan Hong, Damien Pignolet and Mike McEnearney.
A multi cultural range of foods will be available from Mexican to Japanese, Italian to Middle Eastern with dishes costing just $6, $9 or $12 and served from 10am to 5pm catered by Chester White Diner, Popolo, Jimmy Liks, Kim Restaurant, Barrio Chino, Sweethearts BBQ, Café Dov, Harajuku Gyoza, Bottega Del Vino and Fei Jai to name a few. The highly anticipated Potts Point Kazbah will preview its October opening with a stall showcasing their fusion Middle Eastern fine food while RivaReno Gelato will delight for dessert.
Artisan food stalls will compliment the dishes on offer with specialties from Urban Beehive, Pukara Estate Olive Oil, Inficus Teas and spices, Nougat Limar, Botanica juices and Mecca coffee from Room 10 Espresso, legendary Kings Cross Café Hernandez selling their own roasted coffee plus freshly ‘made on site’ gnocci from Puntino Tratt.
A pop up wine bar, and wine tastings stalls will feature over a dozen NSW vineyards plus meet the winemakers Andrew Thomas, Brian Freeman and David Hook to taste their offerings. Vineyards include Peterson House, De Beaurepaire, Freeman Vineyards, Rowlee Wines, Drayton's Family Wines, David Hook Wines, Manorbier Vineyard, Lerida Estate, Centennial Vineyards, Thomas Wines, Nugan Estate, Polin & Polin, Vale Creek and an offering from Batlow Cider.
A street stage will entertain visitors throughout the day with performances as well as the “Characters of the Cross Awards”.
For those who can’t wait until Sunday, delightful Llankelly Place offers a Degustation Dinner on Saturday night, October 11th. The dinner passport provides dishes at nine local restaurants followed by desert and coffee offerings at cafes and a cocktail nightcap at a choice of local clubs.
The Art and Photography program for the festival is headlined by Photographer Tim Denoodle’s exhibition titled Somewhere City at Gallery Mercure in Potts Point. Tim is also Guest Instagrammer and one of the judges for the Instagram photographic competition, #kingscrosscolour, which will see entrants images projected “Vivid style” on the walls of the Australian Institute of Architects the Saturday night of the festival.
This will be two days of great food, fun and frivolity!