Western Sydney Parklands

Parklands Food Fest 2017

Saturday September 9

Lizard Log, Abbotsbury

Come and enjoy some gastronomic delights and learn some handy cooking tips when celebrity chefs take to the stage at the 2017 Parklands Food Fest at Lizard Log Amphitheatre, Abbotsbury on Saturday 9 September (10am- 4pm).

The free community event, now in its sixth year, will include more than 50 food stalls, the Parklands’ own fresh farm produce, live music, cooking demonstrations by leading food personalities, gardening workshops and kids’ entertainment.

This year’s Home Grown theme pays tribute to the Local Heroes who grow and produce food locally in Western Sydney – some running successful family businesses for more than 20 years. This includes Local Heroes James Tran (Huong Xua) and Frank and Therese Abdo (Frank’s Lebanese Restaurant).

James Tran, Owner of Huong Xua (meaning Aromas from the Past) is a popular northern Vietnamese restaurant that specialises in street-style snacks including pho, spring rolls and beef balls. The family business was started by James Tran’s father in 1998 in Cabramatta where it developed a cult following before expanding to Canley Heights and Liverpool.

Frank and Therese Abdo, founders of Frank’s Lebanese Restaurant have been serving classic Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel, tabbouleh, fattoush and mixed plates for the past 25 years. Their popular family-run business has a reputation for being one of the most authentic in Sydney.

Other Parklands Food Fest treats on the day include El Qahirah’s koshary (Egyptian meat pie), Mirtha Gonzalez’s seafood paella, Pasalubongs’ Filipino soul food (chicken with rice and pickled papaya), Raza Central’s pupusas (Salvadoran corn tortillas stuffed with savoury mince), to name just a few.

This year our Home Grown Microbrewery Marquee will be making a welcome return, offering a variety of locally-brewed Western Sydney craft beers, presented by Sydney Beer Week. 

The brand-new Sweet Spot will also be offering a selection of glorious desserts including artisan gelato, crème brulee, churros, macaroons, sweet crepes, waffles and much more.

Stay tuned for the final program coming soon!

Thanks to our Event Sponsors:

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  • WHAT: Parklands Food Fest 2017
  • WHEN: 09/09/2017 10:00am until 4:00pm
  • WHERE: Lizard Log, Abbotsbury
  • HOW MUCH: Free
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