Kylie Kwong and over 60 stallholders to showcase native ingredients at the next Carriageworks Night Market (Sydney)

Renowned chef Kylie Kwong will return to Carriageworks in a few weeks time, curating their next Night Market with 60 stalls popped up by some of finest names in the Australian food and drink scene. Right alongside all that deliciousness will be specially commissioned artwork, cooking demonstrations by Indigenous food producers, and a small but energetic program of live music.

With the aim of showcasing locally-sourced seasonal produce, some of the country’s best chefs will be on-hand to demonstrate to guests just how diverse native ingredients can be. Kwong was tasked with assembling a line-up more than capable of showing off the diversity of Australia’s abundant produce, which will be focused around bush foods and natural ingredients.

“The Night Market will celebrate and pay respect to our country’s vibrant Indigenous culture. We’re excited to share the diversity of unique flavours and textures of stunning native Australia flora and fauna like arrigal greens, saltbush, wallaby, munyeroo, yabbies, desert fruits, crocodile, lemon aspen, Moreton Bay bugs, quandong, sea parsley, sea blite and karkalla”, said Kwong. “Visitors will be able to sample unmistakably Australian dishes from some of the country’s most exciting chefs”.

Kwong will also be teaming with Artbank to present a new commissioned work by Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, designed in response to the celebration of indigenous culture and native ingredients. With the long title of ‘Those poor three women with birds on their heads: Lucky they have coolamons full up with bush foods!’, the work will display the collaborative talents of a group of women artists who go by the name of “the sewers of Larapinta’ (Dulcie Sharpe, Dulcie Raggett, Rhonda Sharpe, Trudy Inkamala and Marlene Rubuntja).

Guests can expect everything from The Edible Bug Shop to a who’s who of restaurants including LuMi Dining, Continental Deli Bar Bistro, Spice I Am, Almond Bar, Kepos Street Kitchen, No 1 Bent St, 10 William St, Stanbuli, Paper Bird, Nour and Fred’s. A huge range of dishes will be on offer, such as: minced kangaroo picadillo empanada (Fred’s); crab, avo, tobiko and finger lime toast (Paper Bird); housemade charcuterie featuring wallaby, kangaroo and other local proteins (NOMAD), humus graffiti with dessert lime and flat bread (Nour); pepper berry Bruny Island wallaby skewers with wattle seed yoghurt, snow pea tendrils and nasturtiums (Three Blue Ducks); steamed organic savoury pancakes with Mark Eather’s Moreton Bay bug tails, XO, munyeroo and Craig Shephard’s fresh sea urchin (Billy Kwong); and quandong macadamia sable tarts as well as plum and strawberry pocket pies (Flour and Stone).

Drink enthusiasts will be taken very good care of with the likes of brewers like Wildflower and La Sirene, Archie Rose Distillery, PS40, Spirit People, She Loves You (Newtown’s newest bar), and more.

For a full list of stallholders see below.

Carriageworks Night Market curated by Kylie Kwong

When: Friday 9th February; 5pm-10pm
Where: Carriageworks; 245 Wilson St Eveleigh
Price: entry is $10; free for children under 12. Tickets available from the Carriageworks website or Ticketmaster.
Website: www.carriageworks.com.au

FOOD

Almond Bar

Billy Kwong

Biota

Blanca Bar & Dining

Chat Thai

Chula

Continental Deli Bar Bistro

Fratelli Paradiso & 10 William St

Fred’s

Kepos Street Kitchen

LuMi Dining

Mark Eather

Marta

No.1 Bent Street

Nomad

Nour

Outback Pride Fresh: T&F All States

Paper Bird

Pepe Saya

Spice I Am

Stanbuli

The Edible Bug Shop

The Gantry

Three Blue Ducks

DESSERT

Flour and Stone

The Pines Kiama

Nutie Donuts

RivaReno

Saga

BEVERAGE

Archie Rose Distillery

Batch Brewing Company

Cake Wines

Demoiselle Distillery

Giorgio de Maria Fun Wines

Killara Distillery

La Sirene Brewing

MODA Sparkling Water

Poor Toms Gin

PS40 & Spirit People

Rootstock Bar

Scotchmans Hill

Seedlip

Serious Deliria

She Loves You (Bar by Sophie Otton)

Strange Love

The Grifter Brewing Company

Wild Kombucha by Ballsy

Wildflower Brewing & Blending

Young Henrys

CHEF AND PRODUCER DEMONSTRATIONS

Alexandria Park Community School and Tony Albert

Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo

Bruce Pascoe

Clarence Slockee

Craig Shephard, CJ Environmental

Cooking Demonstration from Analiese Gregory of Franklin

Cooking Demonstration from Luke Burgess

Dwanye Bannon-Harrison

Elena Kats-Chernin

Josh Niland of Saint Peter

MAD Mondays represented by Isabella Napier

National Indigenous Culinary Institute

Outback Pride Project represented by Mike and Gayle Quarmby

Oz Harvest

The Edible Bug Shop represented by Skye Blackburn

The Wayside Chapel

Two Good Co. represented by Rob Caslick

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists