Sunday 25 July 2010

Sydney Food & Wine Fair – Celebrating ‘20 Years of Giving’

Sydney’s most famous food and beverage establishments will once again gather in Hyde Park North on October 30th, 2010 from 12-5pm; donating their time, effort, skills and produce to help create the Sydney Food & Wine Fair – this year celebrating 20 years of giving.

The annual foodie event is part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. Each year it teases the taste buds of those who flock to experience the signature dishes of some Sydney’s most renowned restaurants whilst enjoying a glass of wine from their favourite vineyard.

Add a sparkling splash of entertainment in the splendour of Hyde Park North and you’ve got the perfect social setting in which to sit back, relax and spoil the senses.

This 20th anniversary year is already creating excitement, with Café Sydney, Flying Fish, Wildfire, Bourke St Bakery, Otto Ristorante, Longrain, Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Quay, Jimmy Liks, Jonah’s, Sailors Thai, Tempus Two, De Bortoli Wines, Brown Brothers and Parker’s Organic Juices happily lined up to participate.

The Sydney Food & Wine Fair is the flagship fundraiser of the AIDS Trust of Australia.

AIDS Trust CEO Greg Gahl said: “The Sydney Food & Wine Fair is not a commercial event. It’s a charitable fundraiser made possible by the extraordinary generosity and enthusiasm of stallholders, volunteers, sponsors, entertainers and of course, patrons. Without them all, there would be nothing. With them there has been 20 remarkable years of giving.

We are most sincerely grateful.

From the hearts of Sydney’s food industry 20 years ago has grown an expression of giving large enough to fill Hyde Park North.

To all those loyal, loving and tireless participants over the years we say thank you. The mission continues. We’ll be honoured to see you again this year.

To all those who have not yet been touched by the beauty, delight and deliciousness of the Sydney Food & Wine Fair, note 30 October in your diary and accept our warmest invitation to join us in celebrating 20 years of giving.”

Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said: “The City is proud to support the 20th annual Sydney Food & Wine Fair.

“Apart from making a significant contribution to the City’s cultural vitality, the funds it raises enable the AIDS Trust of Australia to continue support for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention campaigns and important care and support programs nationally.

“While there have been some wins in controlling infection rates and developing treatment programs, over 17,700 Australians still live with HIV. The work of the AIDS Trust remains crucial while the challenge of HIV/AIDS remains with us” she concludes.

This will be a bumper year, planned to keep visitors happy and entertained all day. Pre-sale wine and food coupons will be available for those wishing to avoid any potential queues on the day by visiting

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