Rising stars’ dinner date

Youthful energy is on the menu at the annual Young Chefs’ Dinner.

Up-and-comers dish it up

Diners can sample the culinary works of five rising stars at the 14th annual Young Chefs Dinner at Manly Pavilion restaurant.

An eight-course dinner will showcase the talent of up-and-coming chefs and give diners a glimpse of what’s to come in the future from Sydney’s kitchens.

Janni Kyritsis is the event’s creator and has guided and mentored the young chefs with the help of Jonathan Barthelmess from Manly Pavilion and Lauren Murdoch from Felix. Each young chef provides one course.

The young chefs are Ben Stewart from Bathers’ Pavilion; Peter Ridland, Jonah’s; Sam Smith, Pilu at Freshwater; Federico Zanellato, Ormeggio at The Spit. Terry Robinson from Sepia, the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year, will finish off the night with dessert.

Stefano Marano from Manly Pavilion will join the chefs and kick-start the night with the first course.

October 17, $150, 9949 9011.


Passion for the seas

Tom Kime is a passionate advocate for sustainable seafood and not afraid to show it.

The chef, fisherman and author uses all three roles to inspire consumers to think about making better fish choices to preserve resources for the future.

Kime shares his vision at sustainable-seafood cafe Fish & Co at Annandale and through his book, Fish Tales, a story co-written with Bart Van Olphen.

Named best sustainable book at the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, it documents his research on sustainable fisheries around the world.

His message is loud and clear – swap fish under threat for fast-growing and matured species.

Coorong yellow eye, mackerel and school mulloway are some species on the Fish & Co menu certified by the Marina Stewardship Council – an international sustainability organisation. Fish & Co will host a night of food, wine and ocean debate tomorrow. It includes sparkling wine and canapes, four seafood courses matched with organic wines and dessert.

Kime will share stories from his book to illustrate each seafood course and each guest also receives a signed copy.

Wednesday, $130, 9660 5575.


South American dreaming

Let your taste buds run wild with South American flavours at the Culinary Carnivale in Fairfield. The southern-Sydney festival will have a variety of food, cake and bread stalls, for visitors to experience flavours from across different regions of South America.

There will be traditional drinks to sample, empanadas, chorizo, churro and dulce de leche (a caramel treat) to eat.

There’s live music, and dancers and drummers will perform.

Sydney’s South American heartland will come alive on Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

See http://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.


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