After the success of last year's foray, the East Village Gourmet Food Festival is set to become an annual event, with Joynton Park being taken over again by every foodie’s dream.
Double the size of last year, the festival will have stalls from a host of Sydney vendors, including Darlinghurst’s darlings Foley Lane and the Chinese stylings of East Ocean Restaurant. Allpress Espresso will be serving up the coffees and Italian deli Salt Meats Cheese will don the barkeep’s garb, dishing out cocktails, craft beers and vino.
At 7pm, things are taken up a notch with everybody’s favourite Thai joint, Longrain, hosting the Long Dinner a banquet set up under the starry cosmos with all the guests at one, big table. With live music for adults and a petting zoo and face painting for the kids, the festival caters to the most diverse demographic of gastro-gurus. There’s even a makeshift dog park for the furry connoisseur.