March Into Merivale Line-Up Announced

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A celebration of Merivale’s finest food returns this year in a surprisingly new direction.

March into Merivale, one of the most anticipated events on Sydney’s food calendar, returns for one incredible night on Wednesday 22 March at The Ivy. In a new direction, the event will be held for one-night only, rather than running over a month like previous years.

March into Merivale 2017 will take over the entire Ivy complex and surrounding laneways.

On arrival, guests will experience Ash Street like never before as the space is transformed into a bustling Asian street food market heralded by Mr. Wong’s Dan Hong. The smells of BBQ meats and sizzling seafood will mark the start of the culinary adventure, with bao, charcoal, dim sum, wok and sushi stations serving up everything from pork belly bao to oysters with ‘jalapeño and ginger nuoc cham’ and ‘kimchi fried rice with king crab’.

Up at Palings, food lovers will enter a world of the weird and wonderful, with menus captained by Patrick Friesen and Christopher Hogarth. The centre of attention will be a whole lamb on the spit, served alongside quesadillas, Baja fish tacos, Nachos supreme tostados and the duo’s famed burgers.

Ascend the stairs for high tea at The Den where there will be an overflow of decadent pastries, sweets, desserts, champagne and cocktails.

In Ivy’s ballroom will morph into a European garden inspired by what the French call ‘trouvaille’ (“a lucky find”). Surrounded by a lush floral canopy, feast on dishes prepared by Merivale’s events chef John Wilson.

As the sun sets, a Balearic pool party will finish off the evening. Inspired by his years living on the White Isle, Executive Chef Jordan Toft and his team will cook whole pork bellies over the fire, served and sliced with fennel aioli and pollen. Plus crème Catalan and patatas brava cones.

Drinks will be matched to the concepts of each area, from beer to reimagined cocktails.

Tickets to this year’s event are $60 and include all food, plus three drink tokens to be redeemed at the various bars throughout the precinct.

To buy tickets or for more information, click here.

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