May 29th, 11am-5pm | Leichhardt Town Hall
Leichhardt Long Lunch is back for a second time this year, showcasing the Inner West’s food and creativity in a unique light. If you think you know dining in Leichhardt, think again.
Leichhardt Long Lunch will have you supping elbow to elbow with your neighbours in the alfresco setting of Norton Street, serenaded by a superb line-up of local talent.
Former Wiggle and children’s entertainment star Sam Moran will be headlining Leichhardt Long Lunch’s entertainment. His energetic live show will be staged from 12-1pm in the large outdoor area adjoining Leichhardt Town Hall next to the communal dining tables.
There will be a wide range of stalls offering food, wine and products from local restaurants and artisans in the Inner West, representing businesses from Leichhardt, Annandale, Balmain, Rozelle, Lilyfield and Birchgrove.
Inside Town Hall you will find cooking demonstrations from the Inner West’s premiere chefs and cooks, giving you the opportunity to learn how to make the signature dishes of your favourite local restaurants. For the first time ever, Leichhardt Long Lunch will be playing host to its very own Antique Roadshow. Bring in any mysterious items you have to be valued by experts from Raffan Kelaher & Thomas.
Gather together with your family, friends and neighbours for a fascinating day celebrating the best flavours our side of Sydney has to offer!
Chefs with Taste
Cooking demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day, compered by restaurateur, photographer and award-winning cook Enzo Guarino. Enzo will start and end the day sharing some of his own signature dishes, and he has put together a stellar collection of Sydney chefs to reignite your passion in the kitchen.
11.30 CASA E CUCINA Enzo Guarino
12.00 FOOD ADVENTURA Bruno Laborde
Personal chef and catering expert Bruno Laborde will introduce you to the integral flavours and recipes in his signature fusion of traditional Mediterranean dishes with French Polynesian spices.
12.30 LA CANTINE Jonathan Trouillet
Jonathan Trouillet is a French chef on a mission to help kids eat healthier at school. He will be demonstrating seasonal dishes that utilise fresh vegetables and mighty proteins great for kids’ tummies.
13.00 CAPRICCIO OSTERIA Bryan Gerlini
Capriccio Osteria & Bar on Norton Street will have their Head Chef Bryan Gerlini demonstrating how to prepare some of the Osteria’s Autumnal dishes.
13.30 RYLESTONE OLIVE PRESS Elizabeth Fiducia
Executive chef of Rylestone Olive Press will be showcasing delicious dishes using a variety of their award winning olive oils.
14.00 HEAD CHEF Daniele Trimarchi
Executive Chef of Mutti Australia and former chef at Fratelli Paradiso and Icebergs, Daniele Trimarchi will be demonstrating a variety of dishes using seasonal produce.
15.00 VINCENZO’S PLATE Vincenzo Prosperi
Sydney-based food vlogger (video blogger), Vincenzo Prosperi will share some of the authentic food and drinks of his native Italy – in style and with a smile!
15.30 SPICEVINE Anup Arora
Head chef and founder of SpiceVine Anup Arora will introduce spices, marinades and sauces inspired by the flavours of India and the Middle East.
16.00 CASA E CUCINA Enzo Guarino
Leichhardt Antique Roadshow
Leichhardt Town Hall will also be the site of the Inner West’s very own Antique Roadshow. Antique experts from Raffan Kelaher & Thomas Leichhardt will be offering free appraisals of treasures and collectibles brought in by Leichhardt Long Lunch guests. Experts Céline Gallais, Imogen Harper and Rose Nunes-Silva will share their knowledge on jewellery, collectibles and decorative art pieces on the ‘Chefs with Taste’ stage, alternating appraisals with the cooking demonstrations. Remember to bring your antiques along with you!
Music and Song
Live music will be going all day long on the stage outside Leichhardt Town Hall, next to the communal tables. Roaming performers will also be providing improvised entertainment to Leichhardt Long Lunch diners throughout the day.
Play Along with Sam
This is one for the kids to get excited about as Sam Moran, the star of Nickelodeon’s children television show Play Along with Sam, hits the stage with a live show. Sam Moran was the former Yellow Wiggle and since starring in his own show has won the ARIA for Best Children’s Album in 2015 and has also been nominated for a Logie. Come on down to Leichhardt Long Lunch between 12-1pm and see what the Sam sensation is all about.
Lucky Luke & His Shooting Stars
Lucky Luke and his band are here to convince you that everybody loves country music, they just don’t know it yet. Try your best to stop your foot from tapping along to Lucky Luke’s brand of honky tonk and traditional country music. Having grown up in North Carolina with a grandaddy who played Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb on repeat, Lucky Luke is the real deal. Get down to their set and have a boot-scootin’ good time.
The Low Down Riders
Born and bred in Sydney’s Inner West, the Low Down Riders are a six-piece band inspired by New Orleans street music. This Leichhardt Long Lunch they will be bringing the sounds of Frenchman Street to Norton Street, with raucous horns and a chugging rhythm section. Their songs’ lyrics reflect the true storytelling tradition of the Deep South. Put on your dancing shoes and grab a drink to prepare yourself for the Low Down Rider’s gig .
Adam Pringle & Friends
Guitarist and vocalist Adam Pringle has been playing tunes around the Australian Blues scene for 20 years alongside the likes of Melanie Horsnell, Ray Beadle and King Tide. With influences such as Otis Rush and Buddy Miller, Adam’s funky country blend is the perfect soundtrack to a Sunday afternoon spent in good company. Sit back and enjoy the best in local music.
Leichhardt Long Lunch is an initiative of the Leichhardt and Annandale Business Chamber, sponsored by Leichhardt Council and organised by Impact Exhibitions and Events.