Deirdre O'Loghlin, Organiser, Double Bay Good Food Week

Deirdre O’Loghlin, Organiser, Double Bay Good Food Week

The inaugural Double Bay Good Food Week, running from 10-16 May 2016, was launched recently at Stockroom Restaurant, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay.

Sponsors Paul Walters, General Manager, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay and Brad Banducci, CEO Woolworths joined Cr Susan Wynne, Deputy Mayor, Woollahra Municipal Council in announcing this exciting event, which hopefully will not only attract visitors to Double Bay but also activate indoor and outdoor dining, so the stylish village will be recognised as an important food and wine destination.

This exciting Woollahra Municipal Council initiative will enable diners to enjoy world class dining at affordable prices. Exclusive fixed price premium quality breakfast, lunch and dinner specials will be available in over twenty of Double Bay’s restaurants. Breakfasts for $20 including juice or coffee, lunches for $38 including a glass of wine and two course dinners for $50 per person are just some of the offers to tempt diners.

Felix Chong, Head Foodie for Woolworths, will present free food tastings and educational cooking classes from Thursday 12 May to Sunday 15 May. The free food tastings with recipes from Fresh Magazine will be held on 12 & 13 May from 11am and the free cooking classes on 14 & 15 May at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm.

Dan Murphy’s and Woolworths will conduct special wine and food tastings, serving new release wines and premium quality cheese, outside the entrance to both stores.

Woollahra Council’s bush tucker expert, Terry Lennis, will be at Double Bay Organic Markets in Guilfoyle Park on Thursday 12 May from 9am-11am. Learn about bush tucker plants from our local area and also try a selection of bush tucker treats.

Children’s Cooking Classes at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre are a great free event, presented by Double Bay Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday 11 May from 10am-11am.

MC Susie Elelman with GM InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, Paul Walters

MC Susie Elelman with GM InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, Paul Walters

Join a fabulous family day BBQ Bonanza at the Royal Oak Hotel on Saturday 14 May from 11am-2pm.

Double Bay Jeweller, Jan Logan, will be serving a glass of Pimms and petit fours to those who view the collection of new design pearls, from 10-16 May.

Evenings also offer many events to entice visitors to Double Bay.

Knowledgeable gin expert, Grant Collins, will conduct a Gin Masterclass including drinks, canapés, gin tasting session and special classic gin cocktail demonstration, for $125 per person on Tuesday 10 May from 6pm-8pm at Stillery, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay.

Sake Restaurant Double Bay will be holding a Sake and Sashimi Masterclass featuring six course menu and matching premium quality sakes, on Wednesday 11 May for $95 per person.

Enjoy a glass of Perrier Jouet champagne with a tasting plate for two at $30 per person, while listening to Piano Man, Scot Finnie, who will be playing live at the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay’s Stillery lounge bar on Thursday 12 May from 7.30pm-10pm.

The Stylish Double Bay Dining Walk, where diners will enjoy four courses with matching wines at four superb restaurants, is another highlight for the evening of Thursday 12 May from 6.30pm-10.30pm.


 Sandra Tiltman     Photos: John Pond


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