Taste of Sydney 2017 lineup revealed

Taste of Sydney returns this year in March with a stellar, four-day lineup featuring the city's top chefs, events, food precincts and restaurant favourites at the pop-up playground in Centennial Park.

For the first time, the festival will showcase Sydney's dining hubs and their respective renowned chefs and restaurants. The Paddington precinct will highlight the talents of Saint Peter's Josh Niland as well as executive chef Regan Porteous of Tequila Mockingbird. Four in Hand by Guillaume will bring together acclaimed French-born chef Guillaume Brahimi with Public House Management Group.

Foodie destination Barangaroo will have an array of its standout restaurants on show. This includes Anason by renowned Turkish-born, Australian chef Somer Sivrioglu.

Taste of Sydney will also feature some of the city's newest restaurant openings. Championing local and sustainable produce, Bouche on Bridge's Harry Stockdale-Powell will exhibit his relaxed approach to fine dining. Mercado's head chef and co-owner Nathan Sasi will also be cooking up his signature, Spanish-inspired dishes that nod to such classic traditions as whole animal butchery, meat curing, cheese making, bread baking and preserving.

New to Taste and recently crowned NSW Restaurant of the Year by Gault Millau, Gastro Park has also been added to the ‘gastronomic playground’ this year in the park.

Festival favourites Portēno, Kensington Street Social and Nel. Restaurant all return, with the latter seeing chef Nelly Robinson creating a never-before-seen Little Nel. sweet shop with a selection of extraordinary indulgences exclusive to Taste.

The Electrolux Chef’s Secrets program will allow visitors to participate in hands-on masterclasses with many of the attending chefs. While the Electrolux Taste Theatre hosted by Kate Gibbs will further showcase the skills of Sydney’s leading chefs as demonstrate preparing various signature dishes.

Other highlights of the festival include education workshops and wine tasting with The Wine Society, and 30 minute masterclasses at the Lurpack Cookery School. Meat and Livestock Australia will also present Cooks Corner in association with the Food Network where TV personalities and chefs, Andy Allen and Ben Milbourne will host a series of meat mastery cooking demonstrations.

Taste will also feature various, local artisan producers including The Cider Lab, Black Swan and Hellfire Bluff Distillery  as well as plenty of other live music and free-to-attend attractions.

Taste of Sydney 2017 runs from Thursday March 9 to Sunday March 12. For tickets and further information, please visit ticketek.com.au/tasteofsydney.