Crave Sydney International Food Festival

1-31 October 2012

Australia's Intercontinental Toehold

Some of the highest ranked chefs in the world are heading to Sydney in October for the annual Crave Sydney International Food Festival, presented by Citibank. They include two of the top five chefs from the recently announced World's 50 Best Restaurants list as well as a host of local and international food superstars.

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Crave Sydney International Food Festival

Some of the highest ranked chefs in the world are heading to Sydney in October for the annual Crave Sydney International Food Festival, presented by Citibank. They include two of the top five chefs from the recently announced World's 50 Best Restaurants list as well as a host of local and international food superstars.

Food Festival's Italian Spotlight

In 2012, a special Italian spotlight will celebrate state-of-the-art Italian cuisine, featuring the biggest Italian stars from around the globe paired with Syney's finest as part of the festival's signature event, the World Chef Showcase (Oct 6 & 7).

While in Sydney for the festival, seek out Italian restaurants and more in the Australian Good Food Guide.

Crave Sydney International Food Festival

Sharing their skills and passion in intimate, interactive sessions will be Massimo Bottura, the highest-ranked chef in Italy and #5 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list 2012, Jordi Roca from Spain (ranked second in the world!) and best-selling author Tessa Kiros (Venezia, Twelve, Falling Cloudberries) who is flying in especially from her home in Tuscany.

They will be joined by Antonio Carluccio, star of SBS TV's Two Greedy Italians and multi-award winning chef and author; plus Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York, America's 2012 Rising Star of the Year and the queen of cookie dough!

The most highly ranked Italian chefs in Sydney - including Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater), Alessandro Pavoni (Ormeggio) and Nino Zoccali (Pendolino) will join food artisans from around Australia and well-known Aussie chefs Matt Moran, star of MasterChef and owner of Aria and Chiswick, and Mark Best (ranked #61 in the world).

"Along with Gabriele Bonci, the best pizza chef in Rome, and Roberto Petza, a wonderful Michelin-starred chef from Sardinia, we will put Sydney's great Italian food culture on show," explains Festival Director, Joanna Savill.

"Italian food is everyone's favourite. But what do we

know about the latest trends in Italy? This is a chance to find out."

-Joanna Savill, Crave Festival Director

"Everyone loves the World Chef Showcase, from our top chefs through to serious food-lovers, for amazing presentations by our wonderful stars. As the one chance to taste their best dishes in an intimate, exclusive setting, it's the must-do weekend for anyone interested in all things food."

Crave Sydney International Food Festival

Crave Sydney International Food Festival (October 1 - 31) is a month-long celebration of extraordinary food experiences, celebrating Sydney as a global dining destination enhanced by regional New South Wales produce and wine. The full Crave Sydney International Food Festival program is available online and tickets for the World Chef Showcase are on sale now from Ticketmaster.

While staying in Sydney, refer to our AGFG Sydney Restaurant guide. It offers great dining ideas, no matter what kind of cuisine you're craving.

By Sarah Lloyd