8 March 2011

SBS Food Journey Festival 2011

With the picturesque Royal exhibition building in the background and delicious aromas wafting through the late summer air, you wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

I was at the SBS Food Journey Festival.  It was the first year this event was held for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.  The interesting thing about this festival was that half of the stalls were outside.  Usually these type of food festivals, the stalls are all indoors.  The stalls indoors were producers of all sorts like Ganache, Movepick and Toscana to name a few.  The outdoors stalls were the food stalls where all kind of cooking was being done.  We managed to buy a few different foods to try but it was just too many to chose from. 

There were numerous stages dotted around the garden where  performances or demonstrations were being held.  The main stage was the Feasting Stage where Maeve O'Meara hosted a variety of presenters that have been featured on Food Safari.  There were also other popular chefs that were scheduled over the 3 days of the festival.  Adriano Zumbo, Tetsuya and Gabriel Gate to name a few.

Maeve O'Meara hosting a cooking demonstration
A few food bloggers were invited by @SBS_Food to come along to the event.  I was lucky to be one of them.  Adrian, Shellie, Thanh, Penny and I met up at the Alfresco Dinning Area to have a few bites to eat before heading off to each of our assignments for the day.

I had a while before my scheduled task so, along with Hubby, Mother-in-law, Deanna and Thomas we wandered around to take in the sight and smells of the festival.

Soo Twisted Potatoes Stix.  A snack that has recently found it's way to peoples  heart and stomach 
The Senor BBQ stall grilling up a storm
The Senor BBQ boys
The Senor BBQ chorizo sandwich
Mobile Wood Fired Ovens were cooking pizzas
A load of bull pizza from Mobile Wood Fired Ovens
Paellas being cooked
Inside the Royal Exhibition Building
Movenpick Ice Creams
Ganache Chocolates
Toscana oils and balsamic Vinegar
Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company

SBS stand where Costa Georgiadis was signing books

Thanks to @SBS_Food, I was a guest and was able to attend this first ever event and even got to review the internationally renowned chef, Gabriel Gate's cooking demonstration.  You can read it on the SBS Food Website

It was a great day of eating, sampling, watching and meeting chefs and producers.

Bon Appetite,


/* */ thanh7580 said...

How cool Cherrie, you got a photo with Gabriel. I would have loved to get a photo with him too.

/* */ Hannah said...

Looks like a super fun day, and what lovely weather for it! I've never had the chance to try a tower of spiraled fried potato like that, but I can definitely see the appeal :)

/* */ Iron Chef Shellie said...

YAY! Gabriel! I've loved him for pretty much my whole life I think... well not LOVE love but, yeah...

anyhoo, great photos and post! I really shoulda tried that potato twistie thing. And the moment I left I was craving movenpick... wahh!

Always great to catch up with you too! x

/* */ SKIP TO MALOU said...

thank you for taking us to the festival with you. it sure made me hungry!!!! hahaha and yeah the last photo is cool...
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