As the weather heats up so do the festivals.
Sydney’s festival scene has been an understudy to the laneways and multilayered setting of Melbourne for many years. Now Sydney is stepping up to a leading role in showcasing Australia’s multicultural side.
Fast becoming the gateway for international events in the country, it is now proud home to the Good Food Guide’s Night Noodle Markets, Latin American Fiestas, and even the Polish Christmas festival. With the Sydney Opera House and The Harbour Bridge acting as iconic backdrops, our city is playing under its own rules.
Delve deeper into the heartland of Sydney and stumble across an extravaganza of exotic cultures and cuisines usually reserved for their country’s homeland. Steakhouse restaurants Braza Churrascaria, Leichhardt, has been paving the way since 2007 with nightly displays of Brazilian ride as you dine to the rhythms of samba, tropicalia and capoeira.
The Lebanon Carnival, held in Darling Harbour this month, features belly dancers, music and food inspired by traditions unique to the land of cedar.
As we head into the insanely busy Christmas period, Sydney will welcome an influx of international guests here to share Australia’s unique summer culture. – Gavin Taylor