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Mango season!

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The season for mangoes has arrived, one of our favourite fruits. You can have it fresh, in icecreams & gelatos, smoothies, with different styles of desserts, and even in Yum Cha menu! There are so many ways to enjoy the wonderful flavour. If you happen to come to Sydney, make sure you try them. They will be around all through summer.

Sydney Aroma Festival 2016

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Friday, June 10, 2016

Once again it is time to indulge & treat yourself to the wonderful aroma of coffee, chocolate, tea and spices at The Rocks Aroma Festival. You will be able to try out a variety of roasters on the day, enjoy the inviting espressos, try the traditional baklava or taste some delicious Spanish churros, and don’t forget to spice it up with that special chai latte. 

You will be able to stimulate your taste-buds with Belgian caramel waffles, French crepes, Argentinian alfajoles, fancy cupcakes, Italian gingerbread & more! Of course the food vans will be there providing a variety of delicious specialties, and you will find some latte art competitions, a domestic coffee machine expo, pop-up bars & cafes, etc . 

The Workshops & Special Offers: Friday 1 July - Sunday 24 July. (May vary depends on the subjects & providers.)

The Rocks Aroma Festival: Sunday 24 of July 2016, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

For further information please visit the official site.

   

  

 

 

 

Sydney Festival 2015

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Friday, January 02, 2015

The popular Sydney Festival is back in town. It runs from the 8th to the 26th of January, and as always it will be packed with exciting events with around 300 performances,100 events & over 1000 artists.

Theatre, live concerts, dance, exhibitions, opera, installations, etc,etc... All kinds of arts from all over the world get together in Sydney. Some of Sydney's popular restaurants will serve special lunch & dinner packages during the festival.

For ticketing and further information please visit the official site.

Dates: 8 - 26 January 2015

Location: Various venues.  (e.g. Hyde Park, Sydney Town Hall, Opera House, Parramatta, etc.)

Have you seen the gigantic Rubber Duck at Parramatta river? (Artwork by Florentijn Hofman, The Netherlands) This yellow ducky is five storeys tall and five storeys wide! It will stay until the end of the festival.

*Copyrights of the original artwork belongs to the artist.

Good Food Month Sydney 2013

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Spring has arrived to Sydney and with the biggest Australian food festival being renewed and returned as “The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month”.

More than 100 flavours from around the world will get together in numerous locations in Sydney City & suburbs, including Hyde Park. Lots of food stalls will line up to cater traditional & signature  food from around the world, while many restaurants provide special menus, cocktails, or dining packages to show case what Australia is made of, and embrace what we have.

The gastronomic culture of Australia has been influenced by immigrants with colourful backgrounds and produced a new peculiar trend. This would be a great opportunity for you to experience rare cuisine from around the world, to the latest of the modern Australian.

You will find South American food in Fairfield, Chinese & Asian in “Little Shanghai” Ashfield, Italian in Haberfield, Korean  in Strathfield, and visit Parramatta for BBQ feast. There will be more food & culture festivals held in other Sydney suburbs at the same time during October (Check “Community & Outdoor Festivals” in the event’s  website).

There will be plenty of demonstrations and cooking classes by celebrity chefs from different fields, art exhibitions with food themes, taste tours, cooking experience for children, etc.

Dates: Tuesday-1 to Wednesday-31-Oct (Various & limited dates for certain events.)
Locations: Hyde Park (Night Noodle Market), Sydney CBD, plus various suburbs throughout the community (visit the official site).

Night Noodle Market: October 9-12, 14-19, and 21-26, Mon & Tuesdays 17:00 – 21:00, Wednesdays 17:00 – 22:00, Thu & Fridays 17:00 – 23:00, Saturdays 16:00 – 22:00 @ Hyde Park. )

Fee: It may vary depending on each event. Some of them are FREE.

 For the full program and further information please visit the official website.

Official Website: http://www.sydney.goodfoodmonth.com/

Photo: Courtesy of Dominic Loneragan.

The Rocks Aroma Festival 2013

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Saturday, July 06, 2013

Once again it is time to indulge & treat yourself to the wonderful aroma of coffee, chocolate, tea and spices at The Rocks Aroma Festival. You will be able to try out 24 roasters on the day, enjoy the inviting espressos, try the traditional baklava or taste some delicious Spanish churros, and don’t forget to spice it up with that special chai latte.

You will be able to stimulate your tastebuds with caramel waffles, chocolate crepes, fancy cupcakes, Italian gingerbread & more.

Of course there will also be the food vans providing some delicious specialities such as tasty tapas, fresh veggie burgers, origiri (Japanese rice balls), meat skewers & more.

The Festival will be on Sunday 21 of July 2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

For further information please visit the official site.

 

Australia's biggest food festival!

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Friday, September 28, 2012

Spring has arrived to Sydney and with it the season for the biggest Australian food festival “Crave Sydney International Food Festival”

More than 100 flavours from around the world will get together in numerous locations in Sydney City & suburbs, including Hyde Park and George Street. Lots of food stalls and food trucks will line up to cater traditional food from around the world, while many restaurants provide special menus & cocktails, or dinner packages to show case what Australia is made of, and embrace what we have.

The gastronomic culture of Australia has been influenced by immigrants with colourful backgrounds and produced a new peculiar trend. This would be a great opportunity for you to experience rare cuisine from around the world, to the latest of the modern Australian.

You will find South American food in Fairfield, Chinese & Asian in “Little Shanghai” Ashfield, Italian in Haberfield, Korean in Strathfield, and visit Parramatta for Island style BBQ of NZ, Fiji & Samoa… There will be more food & culture festivals held in other Sydney suburbs at the same time during October (Check “Community Festivals” in the Food Festival’s website).

There will be plenty of demonstrations and cooking classes by celebrity chefs from different fields, art exhibitions with food themes, taste tours, cooking experience for children, etc.

Dates: Saturday-1-Oct to Monday-31-Oct (Various & limited dates for certain events.)
Locations: Hyde Park (Night Noodle Market), Sydney CBD, plus various suburbs throughout the community (visit the official site). 
Night Noodle Market: October 3-5, 8-12, and 15-19, up to 10pm @ Hyde Park.
A Moveable Feast (The Sydney Food Trucks & movie screens): October 20 @ George Street, between Park and Bathurst Streets. 
For further information please visit the official website.

Official Website: http://cravesydney.com/index.php

The Rocks Markets by Moolight!

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Is that time of year again when the Rocks Markets opens by moonlight. It has 60 specialty stalls, live music with free outdoor entertainment throughout the Rocks, a great variety of gourmet food or something special for that sweet tooth. There will be plenty of fashion, arts & crafts and homewares to attract your attention. A great place to meet & enjoy being under the stars.

Fridays from 5.30pm-10.00pm
04/November - 23/Decmber
For further details, please visit the official website.