The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre will add a touch of spice and celebrity to this year’s Sydney International Food Festival, offering a night of exotic flavours and aromas with its culinary ambassador Lyndey Milan.
Together with Sydney’s master of herbs and spices Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill, Lyndey will host the Magic of Spices on Tuesday October 12, providing an insight into spices and blends from around the world.
The evening will include a spice and wine workshop followed by a three-course menu devised by the Centre’s Executive Chef Uwe Habermehl.
To be held at twilight in the Centre’s Bayside Terrace, the workshop marks the first time the Centre has played a role in the festival.
Centre Chief Executive Ton van Amerongen said the venue was thrilled to be part of Sydney’s premier food event.
“Our award-winning culinary team is known for its ability to create world class dishes featuring quality local produce, so naturally we’re delighted to be part of such a gourmet experience,” Mr van Amerongen.
Guests will be able to create Asian spice blends, learn how to morph sweet blends into more complex savoury blends and see how the addition of chilli can transform a dish. They’ll also learn about the harmony between spices and wines, with matched wines introduced by the Centre’s Certified Sommelier William Wilson.
The Magic of Spices is open to the public and costs $100 per person including the workshop, meal and wines, or $85 per person if booked by September 30. For bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 9282 5888.