It was inevitable that Vino Paradiso, the sprawling wine and food festival, would be a hit with Sydneysiders — with our insatiable love for great local booze and outstanding food. A couple of years later, and it's still going strong, bringing great vino to The Rocks and offering a great day out for nix.
Vino Paradiso's outdoor fun will run from November 18 to 19 and will feature more than 100 stalls with some of the biggest (and smallest) names in the food and beverage game. On the agenda: more than 500 different tipples, plus collaborations between Black Star Pastry and The Rocks Brewing Co, Burgers By Josh and Young Henry', and Simmone Logue and Torbreck Wine. And if you're wanting something truly special, this year's fest includes Dinner in the Sky, which is exactly what it sounds like — a meal served at a dining table suspended over Sydney Harbour.
As well as getting as well-fed and boozed as possible (or until your budget runs out, with entry free but eating and drinking requiring the use of the festival's currency cards), attendees will enjoy a plethora of cultural delights with live music, interactive exhibits and installations, ambient music collaborations and visual artistry. What more could you ask for? Oh right, stunning views of the Opera House and harbour, even if you aren't dangling at lofty heights? Done. Cheers.
By Imogen Baker and Sarah Ward.