I don’t think there is another food event in Sydney that attracts more people than the annual Good Food & Wine Show. There seems to be something for everyone and bargains are aplenty!
My mum and sister were quick to say yes when I told them I had some media passes, so that’s where we spent last Saturday.
Here’s a quick round-up of some of my favourite buys –
Murray River Gourmet have just launched a truffle salt (25g, $16) which features fresh real truffle! The aroma is sensational – perfect for everyday indulgence!
Another irresistible salt blend, is The Original Smoke And Spice Co‘s smoked garlic salt (family pack includes 1x shaker & 4x bags of the smoked salt, $20). Fragrant with garlic, coriander, shallots and chilli, I’ll be using this salt mix on roast potatoes, salt & pepper squid, garlic bread, grilled meats and seafoods…. OMG, the possibilities are endless!
We ended up buying quite a few cheeses from Hunter Belle Cheese. One worthy of a mention is their Goldenbelle (150-200g, $12), an award winning washed rind cheese that has a gorgeous rich bacon flavour. Mmm… bacon…
Stands which had you’d-be-crazy-not-to-buy cut price deals caused quite a bit of excitement among us too. Kurrajong Kitchen had a cooler bag plus two packs of Lavosh for $5; Be Natural had a pack of cereal, porridge and muesli bars and a 50% off your next Be Natural purchase at Woolworths voucher, for $5. What a steal!
I’m also loving my set of individual glow in the dark steak thermometers (4 for $16) by Man Law.
And how divine are the chocolates by ChocoMe?
Overall, there seemed to be a good mix of mass-produced commercial products and independent producers. It’s a great way to discover new deliciousness or to get a bargain on something you already love.
I didn’t pay much attention to the masterclasses that were running or the celebrity chef events but we definitely made a meal out of all the samples!
Luckily we had arrived early and were able to shop (and sample) at ease because by early afternoon, the show was packed like one giant sardine tin!
Oh, and the photo booth was a nice touch too! They’re downloadable after you ‘like’ their Facebook page.
Here’s the pic of us –
The 2012 Good Food and Wine Show Sydney was at the Sydney Convention & Exhibiton Centre at Darling Harbour on June 22-24.
For more information, visit the official website: goodfoodshow.com.au
JENIUS attended the Good Food and Wine Show as guests of Haystac