Ital­ian Food and Wine Fes­ti­val意大利美食美酒節

Vision Magazine - - Contents - ENGLISH TEXT BY JEN­NIFER HSI CHI­NESE TEXT BY STEVEN WU

The rich va­ri­ety of Ital­ian cui­sine ar­rived on the north wind in Syd­ney re­cently, where the fifth an­nual Ital­ian Food & Wine Fes­ti­val was held at Baranga­roo Re­serve. SMEG, the Ital­ian man­u­fac­turer of qual­ity kitchen ap­pli­ances, was a proud fes­ti­val spon­sor.

Food and wine tast­ing is a highly cel­e­brated el­e­ment of Ital­ian cul­ture, with renowned Ital­ian chefs in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the fes­ti­val. There were sev­eral cook­ing demon­stra­tions held, with pizza chef Youssef Ben’s “pizza ac­ro­bat­ics” steal­ing the show. The ac­ro­bat­ics fea­tured a se­ries of skilled tosses, flips, spins and stretches, earn­ing con­stant ap­plause and cheers from a de­lighted au­di­ence. The unique flavours of the fes­ti­val served to high­light the fa­mous Ital­ian pas­sion and gen­eros­ity.

Fes­ti­val founder Lara Caraturo is very happy with the new venue for the fes­ti­val’s fifth year, stat­ing, “This year it’s all about us grow­ing up and get­ting a world-class venue.” As a de­li­cious ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the tra­di­tional cui­sine, over 200 Ital­ian wines were pre­sented, with wine spe­cial­ists demon­strat­ing the arts of wine mak­ing and tast­ing tech­niques.

This beau­ti­ful fes­ti­val brings the tra­di­tions of lively Ital­ian street life and its joy­ous at­mos­phere into the present. Renowned head chef Scott Wil­liams said, “Ital­ian food and cul­ture is such a big part of Syd­ney life, so an event like this should be cel­e­brated.”

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