An epic, mouth-watering celebration of the tradition of barbecuing across the world: from South African braais and Texan pitmasters to a New Zealand hangi.
Australian filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker (Pablo’s Villa, SFF 2013; Central Texas Barbecue, SFF 2014) travelled the globe to document barbecues in a diverse range of communities. There’s the Afrikaans tradition that encompasses good conversation first and good meat second; and the Mongolian ancestral approach, boodog, which involves goats and hot stones. From the Swedish engangsgrill (ideal after a long cold winter), to refugees opening a sharwarma shop in a camp on the Syrian-Jordan border. It’s obvious that barbecuing isn’t just about the food: it’s an event, it’s community. As one fireside enthusiast says, "it seems to be etched into our DNA – fire, meat, people."
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Wednesday 14 June: Barbecue and The Meat & Wine Co
An SFF Gourmet Cinema event offers an entire evening’s entertainment that stimulates and satisfies all the senses. Follow a film about the tradition of barbecuing around the world with an international feast at The Meat & Wine Co. Enjoy a six-course international sample menu featuring signature dishes from the Middle East, Japan, South Africa, USA, Argentina, plus dessert. The Meat & Wine Co delivers inspired dining in a luxury waterfront location. Nestle up among the rustic wooden walls and leather seats of this contemporary steakhouse restaurant, serving up an inventive dining menu.
Tickets $180 per person, includes film, six course dinner (including dessert) and matched wines. Small variations may occur to the menu seasonally. All events are strictly limited capacity and feature communal seating. Dinner includes each course matched to Eden Road wines.
Address: Shop 12, Lobby, InterContinental Hotel Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street (corner Bridge & Phillip Streets), Sydney. View Map.
6pm - Film at Dendy Opera Quays
8pm - Dinner Service at The Meat & Wine Co
*Special dietary requirements must be specified in the checkout questions.
Saturday 17 June: Barbecue and Casula Powerhouse
A Gourmet Cinema experience is also available at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for $47. The new Head Chef at Casula’s Bellbird is Federico Rekowski, an award-winning chef whose career began in Venezuela, where barbecued meat is an integral part of the culture – and after being teased and tempted by this extraordinary documentary you’ll be glad you reserved your place at the table!