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Tomato Festival Sydney 2017

, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Join us for this award-winning harbourside food Festival celebrating all things tomato!

  Join us for this award-winning harbourside food Festival celebrating all things tomato!

The Festival program is jam-packed with exciting, fun and delicious activities with something for everyone.

Tomatoes are enjoyed all over the world, in all manner of ways. From salads to sauces, pizza to pastas, the fabulous tomato has become a key ingredient in all our lives.

In 2016 chillies spiced up the Festival, in 2017 it will be the fragrant and diverse world of herbs!

“Unexpected, delightful, unlike anything I’ve ever been to before” (Festival visitor, 2016).

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  • Opening dinner

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    Pomme d’Amour Lovers’ Dinner set on the foreshore lawns of the Garden. Spice up Valentine's week and treat your Valentine to a degustation dinner in Sydney's most romantic spot. Friday 17 February. Produced by Phoenix Entertainment Live.

  • Longest lunch

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    Take a seat at our 70 metre long table as part of the longest tomato lunch ever! Relax over a delicious tomato inspired menu with spectacular views of the Harbour. To be held on Saturday and Sunday. 

     

  • Free activities

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    There are plenty of free activities including talks, cooking demonstrations, taste testing, competitions, Harris Farm Markets Mandala and a one-hour free guided walk incorporating the treasures of the Herb Garden (10.30 am daily).

Eat at the Tomato Festival

Eat at the Tomato Festival

Naturally, there are plenty of opportunities for you to taste tomatoes at the Tomato Festival!

Join us for cooking demonstrations, the Diggers Heirloom Tomato Taste Test (11.30 am - 1.00 pm daily) and stroll through the ever-popular Relish ‘pop-up’ cafe and bar featuring mouth-watering and innovative tomato-inspired dishes as well as Puntino Trattoria selling house made fresh pasta and tasty sauces. New in 2017 is the Dessertmakers.

Free cooking demonstrations

Free cooking demonstrations

Join us for inspiring free cooking demonstrations in the Cooking & Learning Hub including Bush Tucker, tomato sauce making and tomato pickling!

Come and learn the secrets of the ultimate tomato pasta sauce from celebrated chef Luca Ciano who honed his skills in the 2 Michelin-starred restaurant ‘Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia’ in Milan. Also in the Cooking & Learning Hub inspiring Bush Tucker and pickling demonstrations, along with gardening talks from industry experts.

The mobile cooking pod is generously sponsored by Electrolux.

Longest tomato lunch

Longest tomato lunch

Relax over a delicious tomato inspired menu with spectacular views of the Harbour.

Bookings Closed

Take a seat at our 70 metre long table as part of the longest tomato lunch ever! The foreshore lawns will be transformed into a fabulous long lunch setting where you can relax over a delicious tomato inspired menu, enjoy the company of family and friends while looking out over the most spectacular botanic garden and harbour in the world. We are pleased to announce that the lunch will be held on both Saturday and Sunday.


Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Book your seat at the tomato-themed brunch or lunch on Saturday 18th and you'll be treated to a menu showcasing the not-so-humble tomato and the very best seasonal ingredients.

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