Pyrmont’s Palate Pleasers
- Georgia Fullerton
- Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Pyrmont’s annual festival is set to entertain with a smorgasbord of wine, food and art.
The Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art will host over 20 events from May 18- 27.
Event producer Margot Natoli said: “This festival is about celebrating Pyrmont and this year more than 20 unique and different Pyrmont businesses have come together.”
Pyrmont’s Pirrama Park will become a neighbourhood picnic with a vast array of food and wine including over 120 Mudgee wines.
President of the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence Gibbons said: “The Festival provides us with the chance to get people to experience what this area has to offer plus taste some of the best wines and produce from the Mudgee Region. Last year the Festival attracted people from far and wide.”
The festival is supported by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sydney and the Mudgee Wine Region industry.
Twenty Mudgee wineries will take part, including Huntington Estate, Robert Stein Winery and Short Sheep Wines.
The Mudgee region is the third largest grape-growing region in NSW.
Pyrmont Restaurant Doltone House, run by husband-and-wife duo Paul and Carmela Signorelli, will host the ‘Italian Rustic Breakfast On Pyrmont Park’.
The breakfast on May 18 marks the start of the Festival.
While tasting and nibbling, attendees can also peruse the collection of art works on display for the Pyrmont Art Prize.
Primary Schools from Glebe, Pyrmont and Ultimo are participating in the Prize’s 6th edition.
The event’s curator, Leslie Dimmick, said: “The Art Prize has always been extremely popular – last year was just heaven,”
“We had live music all day and fantastic art on display. This year will be even greater because primary schools are now getting involved, as well as a range of wonderful musicians,” she said.
“We’re expanding to involve everybody … it’s not about winning prizes, it’s about supporting Pyrmont through a festival that is bigger and better than ever.”
Artist North Sullivan will exhibit ‘Doorstop Portraits in Pyrmont’ on May 26, a series of photographs taken within the area.
“It was a very enlightening experience to find such a rich subject so very close to home. Meeting and photographing my neighbours and local community has put me in touch with so many wonderful people who I would otherwise probably never meet,” Mr Sullivan said.
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