Parramatta will be stuffed full of the finest food and drink this October at the annual Parramatta Lanes festival — and, boy, do they know how to throw a party out west.
The award-winning festival will take place across 12 themed laneways and squares around Parramatta, with over 50 food stalls and five bars. You'll be kept entertained by numerous live music stages (including a set by only Western Sydney DJs), lashings of sweet and savoury treats, roving theatrical performances and plenty of scattered art installations.
Food-wise, we can't list everything here — we'd end up writing out a novel of so many good eats — but we will say that you can expect talent from Surry Hills sneaker/fried chicken dispensary Butter, Neil Perry's immensely popular Burger Project, wood-fired pizzas thanks to Happy as Larry, those tasty Middle Eastern street eats from Thievery and many other dishes from Jamie's Italian + Bar, PappaRich and about 40 to 50 others.
For dessert, KOI Dessert Bar (run by former Masterchef favourite, Reynold Poernomo) will be dishing out sweets beside other local businesses such as Adora Handmade Chocolates, StroopBros, Sweethawk (from the team behind Nighthawk Diner), Paleteria ice cream and many more.
Gin masters Archie Rose will showcase their tipples, in addition to local bar Uncle Kurt's, who will be doing a collaboration with Darcy Street Project to create boutique espresso martinis and gourmet, double smoked, NY-style hotdogs for the opening night.
And of course, there will be a food truck depot.