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Pittwater Food and Wine Fair 2016

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The seventh annual Pittwater Food and Wine Fair 2016 comes to picturesque Winnererremy Bay in Mona Vale, on Sunday 1st May 2016.

This popular family-friendly community event is proudly presented by Pittwater Council and showcases a fine selection of Australian wine, craft beer and tasty gourmet food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Adding to the festive mood is an eclectic music line-up headlined by Revolution Incorporated, who are known for their heavy harmony driven melodies and positive uplifting lyrics.

The fun kicks off at 10am and event-goers are encouraged to ride their bikes, walk or take public transport to the Fair. You can take advantage of a courtesy shuttle bus which will be on a constant loop from Winnererremy bay to the Mona Vale bus stop on Pittwater Road.

When you arrive, you'll be greeted with a diverse selection of bustling stallholders offering an amazing array of delicious sweet and savoury foods and celebrated Australian wines and craft beers.

Complementing the stallholders are three enlightening cooking demonstrations:

  • Mark Holland of catering company Food Stuff will teach you how to prepare a mouth-watering paella. Mark's passion and specialty is Spanish, Moroccan, Indian, Mexican, Asian, French and Italian cuisine and he currently writes recipes for NRMA's Australian Caravan and RV bi-monthly magazine.

  • Rebecca Jones of Sustain Me will present an innovative and informative demonstration on pickling and preserves. Rebecca has run successful workshops such as 'Cooking with Leftovers' as part of the City of Sydney Initiative - Green Villages, as well as specialising in cooking, pickling and preserves.

  • John McFadden of Pittwater RSL is the headlining guest chef. Australian born and trained, John has over 29 years in the food industry, including working at the twice 'hatted' Grand Fine Dining Room at The Windsor Hotel, Hayman Island, and Lead Chef at Xu Bistro, Hyatt Regency - winning best Hotel Dining Restaurant in Australia.

    In addition to the exciting cooking demonstrations there will be eco-stalls, where you can pick up useful tips on living sustainably and take home some free native plants, a volunteer's expo and a variety of children's entertainment, including a petting zoo, face painting, jumping castles, grass zorb balls, climbing walls, a bungee trampoline and much more!

    Throughout the day, event-goers can also catch the awesome live music line-up:

  • Pittwater High School Senior Band will play during the morning session of the Fair. Having just returned from their international tour of China, this senior band will delight with a selection of popular music pieces.

  • Braden Evans delivers a blend of alternate Country and Folk, with soothing vocals and crafty guitar work that has captivated audiences all over the East Coast of Australia. With influences of Jeff Buckley and Ryan Adams, Braden Adams is one of Sydney's brightest emerging singer songwriters.

  • Ivor Simpson-Kennedy is one of a new generation of exciting young blues talents to emerge from Sydney. Having performed from Fiji to London, Ivor has made New Orleans the spiritual homeland of his music. Owning a dark, smoke filled voice and liquid smooth guitar stylings, he is dedicated to playing the blues and carrying the rich tradition of this music into the future.

  • Daddy Long Legs and The Swamp Donkeys deliver some real slamming 'swamp blues'. When these musical creatures step together, the sound of their self-branded 'Gut Butter Blues' is spellbinding - mixing delta blues, roots, rock and a whole swag of improv brilliance, in an unparalleled off-the-wall live experience! Lead by Aaron 'Daddy Longlegs' Houston on Dobro/Vocals, alongside Jay Mckay on Harmonica/Unicorn, Felix Akurangi on Bass, and Steve de Wilde on drums.

  • Revolution Incorporated combines their influences of Reggae, Roots, Ska, Latin and Mauritian Sega into a tasty musical stew! Their unique music delivers raw and powerful messages from the band members' countries of origin such as South America, the South Pacific, Mauritius and Australia. The band released their debut EP 'Manifesto' earlier this year, and have played extensively in festivals, theatres and premier music venues.

    Entry is FREE and recyclable/reusable wine 'glasses' will be sold on the day from the Council stall for $5 to purchase wine by the glass.

    You can also bring your drink bottles and fill them up at the water stations provided by Sydney Water and don't forget the picnic rug!

    Parking is available at Pittwater High School for a small fee.

    For more information on the Fair and programme of events, please visit

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    When: Sunday 1 May 2016, 10am to 4pm
    Where: Winnererremy Bay, Mona Street, Mona Vale
    Cost: FREE
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