I was thrilled to be in Sydney for one of it's most anticipated festivals; Crave Sydney food & wine festival. During the month, there are a plethora of events, raging from cocktail events; killer meal deals; food-based artwork and more. I even managed to haul my ass out of bed for 'Breakfast on Bondi', an event that featured an Australian soprano accompanied by an orchestra while the sun rose. It was pretty incredible.
But one of the main attractions for this event is the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park. A longstanding tradition, this event runs until about 10 pm for two weeks in October and features noodles, dumplings, desserts and more. The vibe here is so chill and jovial; it's an awesome spot to catch up with your nearest and dearest.
Crave Sydney Banners at the entrance to Hyde Park
Red Chinese paper lanterns lined the walkways
and a multitude of coloured lights highlighted the trees
There are so many food options to choose from here. Being at the 'noodle markets', I had to indulge and chose a vegetarian bowl of greasy chow mein noodles with vegetables ($9) from one of the many stalls. I have to admit, that the noodles were simply 'ok', but at this event (to me) it's more about the atmosphere than the food. It's about plonking yourself on a patch of grass and taking in the sights. If you're lucky enough to score a table - even better. And better still, the festival is BYO. Score.
Vegetarian Noodle Bowl
Myself and my pal Christina in front of the tallest
building in Sydney; the Westfield Tower
A panorama of the festival!