Christmas Fare returns for 2018


Sydney Living Museums’ much loved Christmas Fare returns to the Hyde Park Barracks on Thursday 13 December with a hand-picked selection of Sydney’s artisan food producers, makers and small-scale retailers.

For one night only, come and enjoy an evening of festive shopping and entertainment with a broad line-up of over 40 stalls featuring Sydney’s finest artisan producers, ready-to-eat gourmet food vendors and small scale retailers, right in the heart of the CBD.

Sydney Living Museum’s annual Christmas Fare celebrates locally made, seasonal and sustainable food hand-crafted by some of the best boutique producers, chefs and urban farmers from across the state.

Create the perfect Christmas hamper starting with a classic French market basket from 2 Ducks Trading Co. Fill it with an assortment of handcrafted treats including Rabbit Hole Organic Teas, decadent Hartley Truffles, spicy marinades and sauces from Ding The Recipe, sophisticated flavours of Pukara Estate oils and vinegars, Olsson’s Sea Salt from the pristine waters of Eyre Peninsula, native Australian shrubs and chutneys from Currong Comestibles, a mix of delicious Cornersmith pickles, jams and condiments, Alto marinated olives and award-winning Pecora Dairy cheeses.  

For those with a sweet tooth, there’s delicious Maya Sunny Honey, plus a great range of confectionery from Los Lacayos Nougat, Cicada Chocolates, Esti Garcia, Alfamores, and Gumnut Chocolates.

Get ahead on picking up specialty ingredients for entertaining over the festive season with a stunning floral Christmas wreath from No. 10 Store, or place an order for premium, grass fed free-range meats for your Christmas table from Moobi Valley Farms. Pick up your handcrafted Christmas pudding from Our Festive Puds, or be inspired to make your own as you meet Sydney Living Museums’ resident gastronomer Jacqui Newling and taste the pudding recipe from her book, Eat Your History.

Once you have worked up an appetite shopping for gifts, try the fresh Latin flavours of La Calle’s gluten free tacos, tasty Israeli fare from Homeland Street Food, a gourmet truffle burger or steak sandwich from Moobi Valley Farms, French cheese and charcuterie meats from Steph’s Gourmet Foods or savour a tasty pie from Broomfield’s, or other delicious baked goods from Brickfields Bakery and Miss Lilly’s Kitchen. Wash it down with refreshing tea from T-Totaler or a tipple from the Young Henrys pop up bar. Don’t forget to save some room for an amazing dessert from the Duo Duo Ice Cream truck.

Once again this year we’ve teamed up with our friends at the Australian Design Centre to present Makers Lane featuring a carefully curated selection of food-related gifts by artisans and craftspeople providing everything you need to style your perfect Christmas table or find unique gifts for friends and family. Participants this year include The Fortynine Studio, DM Pottery, Hayden Youlley Design, Jennifer Newton, Eggpicnic, Katherine Mahoney (Ceramics), Love and West (Textiles), Benconservato (Paper art), Workshop 85 (Jewellery) and Outer Island (Ornaments).


Annual Appeal 2019Monday 6 May 2019

Our museums are held ‘in trust’ for future generations and we must preserve them to ensure a future as valuable as their past. We can do this with your support through our Annual Appeal 2019.

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