Night Market | Media Release
May 9, 2017
Sydney, Australia: Carriageworks and Vivid Sydney today announced details of The Night Market, a large-scale contemporary food and wine event for all ages, presented for one night only at Carriageworks on Friday 16 June from 5-10pm as part of Vivid Sydney. Inspired by the theme of ‘Cooking with Fire’, The Night Market features some of the industry’s most respected chefs cooking live over flames in a winter celebration of regional New South Wales produce and diverse cultural food traditions.
Carriageworks is joined by guest curator, Lennox Hastie – chef and owner of Firedoor in Sydney, Australia’s only fully wood fuelled restaurant – in selecting more than 25 stallholders, including double the number of restaurants compared to previous Night Markets. Together with Firedoor, Vic’s Meat, Three Blue Ducks, Billy Kwong, Cairo Takeaway, 4Fourteen, 1 Bent Street, Pepe Saya, Rising Sun Workshop, Nilgiri’s, Lankan Filling Station, Harts Yard and many more will be firing up the market to create special food offerings inspired by ‘Cooking with Fire’.
Lending his experience, passion and knowledge for fire; Lennox Hastie recommended restaurants and cooks who celebrate and work with fire, inviting visitors to experience the foods of different cultures and disciplines that cook with fire, including grilling, smoking, roasting, baking and barbequing. Hastie has also curated live demonstrations of cooking with fire on the night.
“Fire is what makes us uniquely human. There is no other being on earth that harnesses it, nor cooks its food. Put simply, fire changed who we are. Yet fire no longer forms part of our daily lives. I want to rekindle our connection with it, and show people how diverse cooking with fire is. It’s a technique that encompasses so much more than any preconceived notions of what grilling meats or barbecuing can be. In one way or another, I think we are all fascinated by fire. It demands our attention, stirs our emotions and continues to tell its story long after we are gone,” said The Night Market guest curator Lennox Hastie.
Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah said: “We have taken great care to ensure this exciting instalment of The Night Market addresses visitors’ feedback from previous markets. Following extensive expert consultation, we are doubling the footprint of the area that the Market takes place over and doubling the number of restaurants and food offered on the night. There will be additional seating and increased security in place to facilitate service and ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience.”
The Night Market complements Carriageworks’ other food program for Vivid Sydney, Sydney Table. Building upon its enormous success last year, Sydney Table returns over four nights from 14-17 June with a series of bespoke dining experiences bringing together food and art in one room. Each night 100 diners are invited to feast on the talents of some of NSW’s top chefs and creatives, who will draw inspiration from fresh, locally sourced produce to create a sensational menu with matched wine.
The Night Market
FRIDAY 16 JUNE 5PM – 10PM
Venue: Carriageworks Way, Eveleigh
Ticket price $10 + booking fee (children under 10 years old free)
This includes entry into the Night Market
Bookings here or phone Ticketmaster on 13 61 00
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Lennox Hastie of Firedoor will be smoking potatoes with shavings of bottarga and dill creme fraiche, whilst grilling octopus skewers
Three Blue Ducks owner and chef Andy Allen will fire up their Argentinian grill, grilling piri piri chicken with spiced yoghurt, chickpeas, tomatoes and preserved lemon, and coal roasting pumpkin with baba ghanoush, pearl barley, almonds and herbs
Colin Fassnidge from 4Fourteen will be grilling pork neck with charred sweet potato
Pepe Saya will be smothering chargrilled corn on the cob with lashings of Pepe Saya smoked butter
O’Tama Carey of Lankan Filling Station will be dishing up a smoked potato curry with fire roasted chilli pol sambol, kefir mascarpone and pickled green chillies
Happy as Larry will be wood firing pizzas from their food truck
Mike McEnearney from 1 Bent Street will be roasting wood fired school prawns with rosemary and lemon
Carriageworks Ambassador Kylie Kwong from Billy Kwong will serve pork buns with Billy Kwong Chilli Sauce, pork dumplings with ginger and tamari dressing and organic vegetarian hokkien noodles
Alex Herbert will be hanging ‘Chooks on Chains’ over fire in spectacular style
Vic’s Meat Market’s will be bringing their epic Yoder smoker, creating a feast of Australian and American-style smoked meats
Ajoy from Nilgiri’s will be grilling indian-inspired snacks over hot coals
Cairo Takeaway will be firing up hot Egyptian-style falafels
Rising Sun Workshop will be flipping pork katsu burgers and eggplant katsu burgers
Mimosa Valley will be slow roasting whole lamb on the spit
Spice I Am will be adding fire to their spicy, fiery Thai dishes
Bar Pho will be serving their signature beef pho as well as grilling Vietnamese pork skewers
Jammin Jerk will be doing their famous smoky grilled jerk chicken
Chrissy’s Cuts will be firing up the BBQ and serving their ‘Crack Dog’, which features pork crackling, and a ‘Willie the Boatman ‘Rachel Cider’ Nuremberg Rostbratwurst sausage on a roll
La Bastide will be flambéing foie gras together with a flamed saucisson cone
Tequila Mockingbird will be serving smoky goat empanadas
Dessertmakers will bake a giant hot apple crumble in a paella dish, served with Pepe Saya Crème Fraiche
Mr Goaty Gelato are creating a special BBQ pineapple margarita flavoured gelato
The Pines Kiama will offer three different gelato-based desserts, including rocky road, featuring toasted marshmallows and caramel indulgence topped with caramel popcorn
Rocker,the new highly anticipated venue by Darren Robertson (of Three Blue Ducks) and Cameron Northway (Sweet & Chilli Drinks), will be doing a full-service bar, featuring cocktails and a bar snack from their new restaurant, which is scheduled to open in late May in North Bondi
Archie Rose will be bubbling a hot cocktail in a cauldron as well as a smoked cocktail
Cake Wines will be ladling cups of mulled wine
Young Henrys will be serving tinnies of their Young Henrys goodness
Ballsys Brewing will be pouring a limited-edition fire flavour kombucha
T Totaler will be brewing a spicy and warming hot chai
Eloquesta Wine will be pouring their natural wines
Strangelove Vitamin Co. will be serving smoky, hot cocktails
Batch Brewing Co will be serving their selection of ice cold beers
ABOUT LENNOX HASTIE
Lennox Hastie is fascinated by fire. He is the chef and owner of Firedoor in Surry Hills, Australia’s only fully wood fuelled restaurant, which offers a dining experience like no other in town. Lennox spent his early career working at Michelin Star restaurants across the UK, France and Spain. Whilst he honed his skills in these kitchens, he began to lose sight of what he loved most about cooking, the ingredient. After seeking out Etxebarri, a small asador with a strong tradition of wood-fired grilling, Lennox worked with Victor Arguinzoniz, pushing the limits of what could be cooked over an open flame. He was exposed to a form of cooking that was so completely different, beautifully complex, yet simple, one that highlighted ingredients in their most natural state. It was a turning point. What began as one year at Asador Etxebarri soon grew into five. Lennox returned to Australia to open Firedoor in April 2015. The restaurant works instinctively with fire and ingredients with a strong focus on fish and vegetables, whilst cutting a 200 day aged rib of beef to order, that redefines how a steak can and should be cooked.
Carriageworks presents a contemporary multi-arts program that engages artists and audiences withcontemporary 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 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 26 May to 17 June 2017 – transforms the Harbour City with its unique colourful, creative canvas. In 2016 Vivid Sydney attracted a record 2.31 million attendees. 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. Vivid Sydney is in its ninth year. For more information visit www.vividsydney.com.