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The Guide: Sensory feasting

Over six evenings this month, leading Sydney culinary forces will be pairing with either a visual artist, photographer, designer or florist within the lofty atmospheric bowls of Carriageworks, Sydney’s innovative multi-arts centre and host of the weekly Saturday Farmers Markets. For the inaugural Sydney Table each duo will design and execute a one-off dining experience for the series that runs until 18 June as part of the Vivid Sydney program. The stellar line-up kicked off late May with Acme’s Mitch Orr. He paired with dancer and choreographer Amrita Hepi, the queen of Beyonce moves. It was seductive, loud and risqué – and that’s just the food! This month, Chippendale’s pioneering chef, Matt Lindsay of Ester fame, is collaborating with ceramicist Ion Fukazawa. The master of wood-fired delicacies will alight your tastebuds from his smouldering infernos. Other dinners in the series include evenings by former Noma alumnus Sam Miller (of Silvereye, beside the Old Clare Hotel) with artist Lisa Madigan and Hamish Ingham (from Surry Hills’ Bar H) with über graphic designer and ad man, Vince Frost. Newtown’s Bloodwood chefs Claire van Vuuren and Mitchell Grady will collaborate with florist Anna McMahon, whilst Mark Best from Surry Hills fine diner, Marque, teams up with photographer Petrina Tinslay. The $150 ticket price will secure you a set menu plus a dry Archie Rose Martini with River Mint distillate, Asahi beers and Cake Wines to whet you appetite. Attendance is capped at 50 guests per dining event along one long table. Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster Why stop with one leading chef? For those whose tastebuds suffer from ADHD, graze along the former Eveleigh rail yards outside the doors of Carrriageworks where bountiful feasts prepared by Sydney’s top tier restaurants can be plated up for under $20 over two nights this month! Why stop with one? The Night Market, with over 50 stallholders (including Cornersmith, Porteno, Billy Kwong, Icebergs, Efendy and Thievery) takes place on the 4th and 18th June from 5pm. Chefs are encouraged to ‘Cook with Fire’ — so expect live open flames. Tipples will be flowing from winemakers, spirit makers and breweries including Archie Rose, Young Henrys and Cake Wines. If you missed out on tickets to Björks DJ set within Carriageworks on the 4th, head along for a freebie audio night – the music’s bound to travel along those old train tracks! Header: The Building Guild Thumbnail: Billy Kwong  

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