Hot on the heels of winning the Number One spot at this year’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, Noma restaurant head chef and culinary wunderkind René Redzepi will visit Sydney exclusively thanks to Crave Sydney International Food Festival presented by Citibank and Phaidon Press.
At the launch event for the month-long festival, Redzepi will make his only Australian public appearance on Friday October 1 in the magnificent Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House where he will present his innovative and inspiring food philosophy
His visit coincides with the release of his definitive cookbook Noma: Time & Place in Nordic Cuisine ($69.95), released in Australia by Phaidon Press on the same day.
Since making international news by bumping five-time winner El Bulli restaurant from the top spot, the 32-year-old Dane receives up to 100,000 reservation requests a month for his 40-seat restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.
Food lovers are invited to join Redzepi and discover how Noma’s innovative Nordic cuisine has ignited the food world - championing seasonally and regionally sourced sustainable ingredients to an unprecedented level.
Crave Sydney International Food Festival (October 1-31) presented by Citibank is one of five anchor events in the NSW Master Events Calendar created by the NSW Government through Events NSW. In 2009, an estimated 320,000 people attended more than 430 events across October and this year's festival promises to be even bigger!
The festival offers something for everyone – large scale food events; intimate dinners cooked by some of the world’s leading chefs; authentic food experiences in Sydney’s culturally diverse suburbs; family activities on and around Sydney Harbour Bridge and islands.
Tickets to see René Redzepi at Sydney Opera House cost $45 for entry only. In conjunction with Phaidon Press, a special book-ticket package is available for just $85 (saving $29.95 on the book price).
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The full Crave Sydney International Food Festival program will appear online and in The Sydney Morning Herald in September.