Come with me on a gourmet journey through Sydney.
My friends know me so well and for my Christmas gift they purchased me a voucher to have a Gourmet Safari. I chose the European Gourmet Food Safari in Sydney to experience a lot of Europe crammed into one exciting and delicious day.
Starting the day right with a coffee and their famous ricotta cake that did not disappoint.
Venue: Pasticceria Papa
Address: Shop LG 1–4, 75–79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
The one thing to buy/try: Ricotta cake or get some freshly shaved ham
It is hard to concentrate on anything when there are so many sweets.
We left with bags in hand and samples in our mouths. If you don’t know what to get, the kind and friendly staff will help you out.
Venue: Russkis Deli
Address: 131 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026
The one thing to buy/try: piroshki, pashka or some delicious European sausages.
I was really surprised with the variety in this shop that didn’t just include the traditional bakery wares. The chocolate Kugelhopf is bound to impress but you need a lot of people to share it with or a pair of stretchy pants.
Venue: Wellington Cake Shop
Address: 157 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026
The one thing to buy/try: cream cheese puffs!I could have 10 of these cream cheese puffs right now!
This is truly cheese heaven. I left with $90 worth of cheese in my hand and everyone I shared it with was also really impressed. They made me eat AND like Stilton cheese which I am still amazed about and they also taught me a lot about ‘ripe’ cheeses and stabilisers.
Venue: Formaggi Ocello
Address: Shop 16/425 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
The one thing to buy/try: Guccio Italian bloomy rind cheese (seriously, it is like liquid gold), Stilton with truffle honey or raspberry and herb jelly. You probably don’t need to know this but they deliver Australia wide.
If I lived in Sydney I would buy my house in Chester Hill. I love how they have every smoked and cured meat product imaginable and all at decent prices.
Venue: Ivan’s Butchery
Address: 141 Waldron Rd, Chester Hill NSW 2162
The one thing to buy/try: Cevapi, pork crackling, anything really! My mouth is salivating as I type this.Ivan was really generous and let us try so much and it was all definitely worth trying.
Just when we didn’t think we could fit any more food in, we stopped and had a long late lunch. We ate and enjoyed everything! The hospitality was really warm, the menu was authentic and the food was really good.
Venue: Na Zdrowie
Address: 161 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
The one thing to buy/try: Everything! Seriously, I loved everything that we ate at this restaurant even though I was a bit sceptical of the description of seasoned pork lard. From pierogi to bigos to placki, you have to order it all!
We all had such a fun time on the tour, it is definitely worth going on. I learnt so much, ate so much and bought much much more, I hope to go on a different tour soon.