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Pyrmont + Mudgee Region Festival Returns For Its Seventh Year

May 11, 2017 Whats On No Comments Email Email

Last night, local Mudgee producers, leading Pyrmont dining establishments and distinguished guests came together to announce the many events across wine, food and art lined up for the seventh annual Pyrmont + Mudgee Region Festival, 13 – 27 May.

Over the course of the festival, guests have the chance to experience both the country charm of the Mudgee Region, coupled with the best of the city, including a plethora of wine dinners, tastings and art displays.

The highlight of the festival will be a two-day free* headliner event in Pyrmont’s award winning Pirrama Park on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. An event designed for the whole family, with live music, local and Mudgee region artists showcasing renowned Mudgee Sculptures, rides and children’s entertainment and approximately 100 stalls where guests can meet winemakers, participate in tastings and sample a broad range of fine foods and regional produce.

More information on dining highlights:

  • Saturday 13 May – Bar Zini and First Ridge Wines: Pyrmont’s own little slice of Florence presents great Italian food with wines from First Ridge.  Three-course meal $89 including matching wines. 6:30pm kick off. Phone 02 9660 5718
  • Wednesday 17 May – Made In Italy and Bunnamagoo Estate: Made in Italy offers a four-course degustation meal including a mini board of stuffed baby artichoke, Spaghetti alle Vongole, Wagyu beef Tagliata, and homemade Torroncino Semifreddo paired with Bunnamagoo Estate wines. Degustation meal for $49. Phone 02 9518 8182
  • Thursday 18 May – Persian Room and Naked Lady Wines: Authentic Persian cuisine in the historic Jones Bay Wharf with water views; degustation menu matched with wines from Naked Lady. Phone 02 9692 9299
  • Saturday 20 May – Blue Eye Dragon and Gilbert Family Wines: Award winning restaurateur Muriel Chen hosts a multi course banquet at the Heritage Street Bede’s Church Hall matched to wines from Mudgee’s Gilbert Family Wines. Phone 02 9518 9955
  • Sunday 21 May – Metro Hotel and Moothi Estate: The newly opened Gumtree Restaurant offers a four-course degustation dinner of chilli chicken tenderloin; pan seared scallops; charred eye fillet; and a dessert of coconut and lime panna cotta. $80 per head and matched with Moothi Estate wines. Phone 02 9211 1499
  • Wednesday 24 May – Apprentice and Peterson’s Wines: The rising stars of Sydney’s hospitality industry prepare a four-course meal of stuffed zucchini flowers, Hiramesa kingfish ceviche, braised beef cheek and roast pineapple matched with Peterson’s Wines. $75 per person. Phone 02 9217 5527
  • Thursday 25 May – Flying Fish and Burnbrae Wines: An innovative four-course dinner served in an industrial chic space with sweeping harbour views. Vanilla cured Ocean trout, Yellowfin tuna, Lamb loin and Apple mousse all matched with Burnbrae Wines. $120 per person. Phone 02 9518 6677
  • Saturday 27 May – Pizzaperta  and di Lusso Estate: To conclude the Pyrmont Festival, Pizzaperta will offer gourmet pizza with toppings from the Pyrmont Growers Market paired with Italian varietal Wines from Mudgee’s di Lusso Estate. Phone 1800 700 700

Presented by the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Sydney, in partnership with the Mudgee Wine Region, the two-week festival program highlights Pyrmont’s position as one of Sydney’s fastest growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining precincts.

It is a unique opportunity for Pyrmont to demonstrate its diversity as a dining and lifestyle precinct just two-kilometres from the CBD. The festival events span across art galleries, Pyrmont Wharf, Pirrama Park, Sydney TAFE and The Star, as well as restaurants, bars, bottle shops and cafes.

The Mudgee Region just 3.5-hours drive from Sydney in Central NSW is one of the State’s first established wine regions and the ideal location to reset your senses. It is renowned for its food and wine with more than 40 family-run boutique wineries, as well as excellent art, music, nature and historical experiences.

The Star is Principal Partner and IGA is Corporate Partner.

For more event information, tickets and accommodation go to www.pyrmontfestival.com.au

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