Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More FOOD and more WINE, please!

Can I just say that I LOVE going to food and wine shows/festivals/exhibits/fundraisers/competitions? This past weekend, I attended the Good Food & Wine Show at the Sydney Convention Center on Sunday, its last day.

There's nothing I love more than being able to sample little bites and drinks all-day.  It gives me the opportunity to taste and get to know a product and decide whether I like it or not...all before the point of purchase.  Although the food samples were average and there was a lack of cheese vendors (wine but no cheese?), I did enjoy sampling the wines from different regions, ciders, coffees, and teas.  

The 3-day event included plenty of vendors covering the floor and providing samples to attendees, cooking demonstrations from chefs, workshops, classes, tastings, and chefs tables.  It tours 5 cities and now heads to Perth in a couple weeks so without further adieu, here are some of the photos I snapped from the event:

I have to say, my taste buds are changing here (for the better).  Whereas before I could only withstand certain types of teas (basically the ones that didn't hold a strong tea taste or had lots of other flavors covering it), I can feel it starting to open up (thank you taste buds!) and I just fell in love with the Chai pictured above.  Perfect for cold days! 

P.S. Thanks for reading and for everyone's continued support and love!


  1. Did you fall in love with the Chai or the Vanilla? Tea itself can be as fascinating and delightful as food...if that's your thing of course.

  2. Both :) Tea is something that I wished I liked instantaneously but has taken some time to develop a liking for it.

  3. This looks like so much fun! Have you tried TWG teas? They're awesome.

  4. Not yet but if I see it, I'll have to try it. There's this place with a large selection of teas (and adorable tea-ware) called T2: