Sydney’s longest-running single-day food event, the Sydney Food & Wine Fair hits its 21st birthday on October 29.

In 2011 the gastronomic finale to the Crave Sydney International Food Festival will again fill Hyde Park North in support of the AIDS Trust of Australia. Every year the who’s who of Sydney’s hospitality industry donate their products for sale, with a full menu of signature dishes, premium beverages and other tasty morsels on offer.

Longrain, Café Sydney, Jimmy Liks,  Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay, Guilllaume at Bennelong and Icebergs, are among those taking part, along with Tempus Two and Scarborough Wines.

AIDS Trust CEO Greg Gahl said the event was the culmination of a year’s planning and had a serious message.

“Our Sydney Food & Wine Fair truly is a celebration,” Gahl said.

“A celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of Sydney’s food scene, a celebration of hospitality, generosity and community, a celebration of 21 remarkable years of giving. But there’s a serious side too.

“HIV is still here. HIV transmission continues in the Australian community. The number of those living with HIV in Australia increases every year.”


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