March into Merivale

It is the season of culinary again and Sydney-siders are in for a treat with the March Into Merivale 2015 food and wine festival. Now in its seventh year, the festival kicked off on Wednesday February 25th with a launch party and Merivale sure knew how to throw a good party. 

Taking up space within the Ivy establishment and a significant number of other spaces including Ash Street laneway, Pailings and Ivy Pool Club, patrons were given the opportunity to savour food from The Fish Shop, Coogee Pavilion, Mr Wong, Sunee’s, Papi Chulo, Ms. G’s amongst many others. The Merivale VIPs were ushered into the elegant French brasserie, Felix, where drinks were flowing endlessly and guests mingled.  

There was various entertainment from aerialists to stilt walkers to models posing as living art work and of course, music. The festivity was both a sensory stimuli as much as it was a delight to your palate. 

The cost of entry to the festival is $45 plus booking fee and this will get you eight food and drink tokens. It is all about taste-testing so the portions are not huge and while most menu item cost a token, the specialised ones will set you back two tokens. From dumplings to wagyu tartare, satay chicken to Lorraine’s Patisserie’s pastries (they were so good I could not even recall what exactly I ate), the festival is spread over five weeks and will delight the senses of many.

With heaps of other events taking place this March as part of the March into Merivale festival, Sydney is overrun with beautiful food, wine and style the city-over.

Here are some others they have on offer:

  • Just Desserts, Wednesday 4 March, Establishment: An evening of sweet indulgence with the best desserts from Mr Wong, est., Lorraine’s Patisserie, Ms.G’s and Merivale Events.
  • Around the World with Merivale Wines, Wednesday 11 March, ivy: A global tasting expedition with Merivale’s world class wines, hand-selected by renowned sommelier Franck Moreau and accompanied by the finest cheeses.
  • Coogee Foreshore Festival, Sunday 15 March, Coogee: At this local seaside celebration on Sunday 15 March, Coogee Pavilion’s ground floor will be transformed into a bustling marketplace filled with food and drink stalls. The beloved games area will be home to face painting and mystical magicians keeping kids of all ages entertained. Merivale pop-ups from venues such as Papi Chulo, Mr Wong, El Loco and sushi e will spill out onto the promenade, along with roaming entertainment, a Deus surfboard shaping stand and plenty more surprises.
  • European Laneway, Wednesday 18 March, ivy: The magic of Europe transforms ivy’s laneway with the finest French, Spanish, Greek and Italian influenced dishes from Bistrode CBD, Felix, Ash St. Cellar, Uccello, Lorraine’s Patisserie and Palings.
  • Wok On!, Wednesday 25 March, Establishment: A Merivale fulled urban party bursting with the sights, smells and tastes of Asia. Featuring hip hop beats, neon installations and stalls from Ms.G’s, Mr Wong, Mr Wong Dim Sum, Sunee’s and sushi.

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See more at the Merivale website here

 

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Henry Ng is a funky designer-come-office worker whose love for fashion and passion for design is as strong as his skills with the written word. Previously the mastermind behind Sydney-based Australian fashion label Orri Henrisson, Henry is a stylish creative with a flair for what works.
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