THE NIGHT MARKET, a new immersive food and wine event for Vivid Sydney 2016
May 22, 2016
MEDIA RELEASE 22 MAY 2016
OVER 50 STALLHOLDERS: ARCHIE ROSE | BILLY KWONG | CAKE WINES | CORNERSMITH | EFENDY | ICEBERGS | PEPE SAYA | PORTENO | SINGLE ORIGIN ROASTERS | THIEVERY | YOUNG HENRYS
Sydney, Australia: Carriageworks and Vivid Sydney today announced THE NIGHT MARKET, Sydney’s first large-scale immersive contemporary food and wine event, featuring some of the industry’s most respected names cooking live over flames and celebrating regional New South Wales produce, over two special winter evenings on 4 and 18 June 2016.
Curated by renowned Sydney chef and Creative Director of the Carriageworks Farmers Market, Mike McEnearney, the line up of the inaugural presentation of THE NIGHT MARKET features 50 stallholders representing New South Wales’ leading restaurants and providores including Archie Rose, Billy Kwong, Cake Wines, Cornersmith, Efendy, Icebergs, Pepe Saya, Porteno, Single Origin Roasters, Thievery and Young Henrys.
Inspired by the theme of ‘Cooking with Fire’, THE NIGHT MARKET invite visitors to engage with and learn from leading chefs as they cook live with flames, transforming exclusively New South Wales regional produce into inspired, bespoke food offerings.
Lisa Havilah, Director of Carriageworks said: “Carriageworks has developed an exciting food and art program for Vivid Sydney including THE NIGHT MARKET and our sold out SYDNEY TABLE series that showcases the best of the State’s food and wine and offers people the chance to learn from and dine with our most talented chefs.”
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney Sandra Chipchase said: “NSW is known for its quality produce, talented winemakers and some of Australia’s best restaurants. Our State is a haven for food lovers and we are delighted to be providing visitors with a taste of what’s on offer at Carriageworks during Vivid Sydney this year.”
More than 50 NSW producers will be showcased at THE NIGHT MARKET, including providores and winemakers from across the 14 wine regions of NSW from the Hunter Valley to the Canberra Region in the south, as well as beer and spirit makers. Each stallholder will profile the regional source of the produce they are using.
Carriageworks is also presenting a series of bespoke dining experiences for SYDNEY TABLE during Vivid Sydney. The sold out series partnered leading chefs with creative identities to develop a truly unique evening of food, wine and art. Each of the dinners for SYDNEY TABLE will also hero local New South Wales produce.
The launch of THE NIGHT MARKET follows the recent success of the Carriageworks Christmas Twilight Market, held on 23 December 2015 that attracted over 8,000 visitors. Carriageworks also presents the weekly Carriageworks Farmers Market, recognised as one of Australia’s leading Artisan farmers markets, that attracts over 5,000 people every Saturday and support over 120 NSW producers. These markets will continue to run every Saturday morning throughout Vivid Sydney.
Entry to THE NIGHT MARKET is free of charge.
4 JUNE & 18 JUNE 2016 FROM 5PM
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ABOUT CARRIAGEWORKS:Carriageworks presents a contemporary multi-arts program that engages artists and audiences with contemporary ideas and issues. The program is artist led and emerges from Carriageworks’ commitment to reflecting social and cultural diversity. The Carriageworks artistic program is ambitious, risk taking and unrelenting in its support of artists. Carriageworks is a cultural facility of the NSW Government and is supported by Arts NSW. The Carriageworks program can be viewed at http://www.carriageworks.com.au
ABOUT VIVID SYDNEY: Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which for 23 days – from 27 May to 18 June 2016 – transforms the Harbour City with its colourful creative canvas. In 2015 Vivid Sydney attracted a record 1.7 million attendees. Now in its eighth year, Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency. Vivid Sydney features large-scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas), all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.vividsydney.com
FULL STALLHOLDER LINE-UP:
Ashtons Australian Coffee
Ce Ce Liqueur
Chrissy’s Cuts Sausages
Country Valley Dairy
Ding the Recipe
Gumnut Chocolates and Biscuits
Hand N Hoe Organic Macadamias
Juicing by Colours
Kemps Creek Farms
Linga Longa Farm
Melanda Park Pasture Raised Pork
Neo Organic Tea
Prickle Hill Produce
Shepherd’s Artisan Bakehouse
Single Origin Roasters
Slow Wine Co.
Sweetness the Patisserie
The Herb Store
The Pines Kiama
Vale Creek Wines
Watkins Family Farm
Willowbrae Chevre Cheese
Young Henrys Brewing Company