Refined palettes: Sydney Contemporary’s spot-on culinary curation

Refined palettes: Sydney Contemporary’s spot-on culinary curation

In good taste

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Come for the art, but stay for the food

Call it generalising, but I've always thought that some creative disciplines echo each other - winemakers have a similar disposition to perfumers; fashion designers can go hand-in-hand with architects in their approach, and often the same goes with artists and chefs - particularly when it comes to presentation, motivation, taste, detail and materials. And then there's the level of passion people consume both art and fine dining...

So naturally, it goes without saying that an art fair with a level of prestige such as Sydney Contemporary would of course have a menu to match. This year, the fair is partnering with restaurateur Sam Christie, of Longrain and new eatery, Subcontinental, for the second time, who will create a pop-up restaurant at Carriageworks. The eatery, inspired by local and seasonal produce, will blend the two restaurants' Thai and Indian cuisines, offering up Australasian slanted dishes, including a prawn laksa, fresh oysters and a delicious Murray Valley pork Sri Lankan black curry. 

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Joining the Longrain/Subcontinential team will be a pop-up program called Local Palette, seeing local craft beer legends Young Henrys, Buro 24/7 contributors and all-round epic burger celeb Mary's, Newtown eatery Bloodwood, Food Rascal bring the deliciousness and 212 Blu provide the caffeine. On top of that, Gelato Messina has designed a top secret flavour just for Sydney Contemporary.

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As for the official tipple?  A bespoke cocktail created by Archibald winner, artist Fiona Lowry and QT Sydney mixologist, Jared Thilbalt, of course. Combining Campari, Hendricks, Solerno blood orange liqueur and rose water, the cocktail was designed to cooly reflect Lowry's practice. But, if whiskey is more your MO, then the fair has that sorted too, with Glenfiddich, a long-time supporter of art, also hosting a pop-up whiskey bar.

On top of all of this, loads of venues (see the full list here) will be offering specials to Sydney Contemporary ticket holders as part of Art and Dine. Fuel and refuel sorted!

Special offer: Sydney Contemporary is offering friends of Buro 24/7 the chance to purchase Opening Night tickets and Day tickets at 20% off. To book, simply enter the promo code BURO990294 here and click 'APPLY'.

Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, September 10-13,

Noelle will be taking over the Sydney Contemporary Instagram (@sydneycontemporary) on Saturday 12 September on behalf of Buro 24/7.

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