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Food & Beverage

  • Written by Amy Owen

Gourmet Cinema, the Sydney Film Festival’s (7-18 June) perfect pairing of film and food will this year present the Australian premiere of Barbecue by Adelaide filmmaking duo Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker

A culinary and cultural exploration of the barbecue traditions across the globe, the film will be paired with an exquisite six-course gastronomic journey to locations explored in the film at The Meat & Wine Co following a screening at Dendy Opera Quays.  

On the final weekend of the festival, South West Sydney audiences can enjoy a mouth-watering barbecue experience at Bellbird, Casula Powerhouse.

“The film is an epic, succulent celebration of the tradition of barbecuing across the world: from South African braais and Texan pitmasters to a New Zealand hangi. Australian filmmakers Matthew Saleh and Rose Tucker travelled the globe to document barbecues in a diverse range of communities,” said Sydney Film Festival Documentary Programmer, Jenny Neighbour.

“From the Swedish engangsgrill, to refugees opening a sharwarma shop in a camp on the Syrian-Jordan border, the film shows that barbecuing isn’t just about the food,” she said.

All about the food, however, is The Meat & Wine Co’s six-course international barbecue feast featuring signature dishes from the Middle East, Japan, South Africa, USA, Argentina - plus dessert - with each course matched to select Eden Road Wines.

Award-winning Federico Rekowski, the new Venezuelan Head Chef at Casula Powerhouse’s Bellbird, has an exotic South American BBQ experience planned.

Communal seating at the Gourmet Cinema meals encourages shared conversations and experiences of the film and food presented. Film-only options are also available.

Sydney Film Festival also offers a range of Dining Delights with restaurant partners. Dining Delights provide great savings on regular menu prices at a delicious diversity of venues within easy reach of Festival screening locations.

Gourmet Cinema Screenings:
Wednesday 14 June, 6pm, Dendy Opera Quays
$19.90 screening only | $180 per person with six course dinner, including dessert and matched wines.

Saturday 17 June, 3pm, Casula Powerhouse
$17.50 screening only | $47 per person with barbecue meal.

Sunday 18 June, 6pm, Dendy Newtown
$19.90 screening only

The full Sydney Film Festival program will be announced on Wednesday 10 May at 11am.

Note: Flexipasses to Sydney Film Festival 2017 are on sale now. Please call 1300 733 733 or visit for more information.

The Viw Magazine

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