By Taryn Elder
New to the cricket scene this summer is the Field of Flavours food event, happening in Melbourne this Sunday (January 17) and Sydney (January 23).
The cultural food and entertainment pop up concept has been created to cater for all of the foodies out there embracing the street food and night food market scene. Winning!
It coincides with the VB One Day International Series of cricket, but if you don't have a ticket ito the game itself, no worries! As entry to the event itself is FREE.
Chefs and food vans from around Australia will be creating a delicious infusion of cultural dishes, catering for a variety of taste preferences including vegetarian. Praise the Lord, we have a vego option!
Celebrity chef, restauranteur, author, and TV presenter (SBS), Peter Kuruvita, is the Field of Flavours ambassador and has been busily working over the past few months to source the food vans and chefs involved and he believes he's found a winning combo.
We caught up with Pete to get some hot tips on what not to miss at the Field of Flavours event happening this weekend in Melbourne.
We’ll start with the food. There is a great variety of foods available this year. From Jamaican barbecue, to hearty vegetarian and more. Some of my picks include:
- Boss Man: a Jamaican BBQ street style hub. The owner of this labels the food not as fusion, but confusion, combining a mix of ingredients and cultures. I’ve sampled these dishes plenty of times and they are delicous.
- Auto Rickshaw: is an Indian street food style of restaurant chain that is fairly new on the scene. Really cool, really hip and delicious. They cater for a wide variety of tastes.
- Nem N' Nem: Vietnamese street food that is really easy to eat and there are some really healthy options.
The street food concept is about tasting all of the different flavours, it's about small portion sizes. Make sure you try and sample the variety on offer.
The great thing about this event is that you don’t need a ticket into the MCG to be part of the event. You can simply check out the food stalls and then duck off if you need or sit and enjoy the cricket on the big screen or the entertainment.
We’ve got a great line up of entertainment. Some of the acts include GoEnt. and Saffron Groove who are international. Grab some food, find a seat on the table and chairs and enjoy!
There’s going to be a big screen set up so people can grab their food, chill out on the table and chairs and not miss a moment of the game. The big screen is also a great chance for anyone without a ticket into the stadium to experience the atmosphere of the crowd roaring from inside. In Perth the crowd were full of energy it was really exciting to be part of it.
Thanks for the tips Pete and for more info head to www.fieldofflavours.com.au