Sydney, we know you love a food pop-up. Right now you're gearing up for Carriageworks' first spring night market and getting ready to cast your foodie eye over Wolli Creek's brand new makers and growers market. And we've got another one for you to add to your list. After two supremely successful June and July events, Gelato Messina is bringing their own mini food festival, Messina Eats, back for a third instalment. And this time they're going Filipino.
Messina has teamed up with Melbourne Filipino BBQ masters Hoy Pinoy to create a meaty, smoky menu. They're known for their skewers which are always a big hit at the Night Noodle Markets and Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market, so naturally they'll be grilling some of those (both chicken and pork belly), along with Sisig na Baboy (chopped pork over flatbread) and chicken adobo fries. And for dessert? Purple yam soft serve with jackfruit puree, coconut jellies and puffed rice crunch served on a caramel custard base. Yurm.
The whole thing will go down over two days on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 in the carpark at Messina's Rosebery HQ. They'll be open from noon for lunch and dinner until sold out.
Messina Eats will run from noon until sold out on September 3 and 4. Find more information here.
UPDATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Due to heavy rain, Messina Eats have pushed the event back one day to run September 3-4. The above copy has been amended to reflect this.