Chinese New Year 2010 – Year of the Tiger: Culinary Events

February 5th, 2010


  • 6 – 28 February 2010
  • Banquets, lunches, markets, cooking etc
Billy Kwong Cooking with Mindfulness Banquet: 15 February
Savour a special 10-course banquet at Billy Kwong restaurant, created using only the freshest local, organic and biodynamic produce, accompanied by a range of superb biodynamic wines. Discover how to cook some of the featured dishes during a demonstration from renowned chef, author and television presenter Kylie Kwong. In her display Kylie will explain how the Buddhist practice of mindfulness influenced her support of sustainable cooking and living.
6.30pm for 7pm seating at Billy Kwong Restaurant, 3/355 Crown Street Surry Hills – $180 p/p
Bookings essential: (02) 9332 3300
Chinese Tea Appreciation Workshops: 6 February – 6 March
Journey into the world of tea and discover the delights of the finest white tea, the complex aroma of oolong and earthy black teas and the benefits of herbal tonics. Led by a tea master, you will be guided through the nuances of Chinese tea culture and the ancient traditions of the tea ceremony. Sessions last 2.5 hours.
Saturdays and Sundays 11am or 4pm, or by appointment at Zensation Tea House, 656 Bourke Street, Surry Hills – $35 p/p
Bookings essential: (02) 9319 2788 or
Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets Cooking Show with Chef Charlie Yan: 10 and 11 February
Discover an array of Asian products at Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets, as chef Charlie Yan explains the history and uses of the unique Asian fruits and vegetables on offer. Charlie will outline how to select the tastiest items and prepare foods representing good fortune during the New Year at home.
11.30am – 2.30pm at Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets, Haymarket – FREE
Bookings essential: (02) 9235 6204
Chinese New Year Markets: 12 – 14 February
Celebrate the official launch of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival by sampling a range of culinary delights at the annual Belmore Park markets. With a focus on pan-Asian cuisine and sustainable stalls featuring regional cuisine and produce, as well as local and international performers, film screenings, a karaoke competition and art and craft market stalls, this year’s Chinese New Year Markets will send you straight to foodie heaven.
Friday 4pm – 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 10pm at Belmore Park – Attendance is FREE
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Australian Chinese Community Association Chinese New Year Banquet: 27 February
This sumptuous formal banquet, featuring traditional Chinese performances, is organised by the ACCA each year for members, guests and friends.
6.30pm for 7pm at Marigold Restaurant (Citymark), Level 5, 683-689 George Street, Sydney
$70 p/p (10 people per table)
Bookings essential: (02) 9281 1377 or
Yum Cha Dragon Boat Lunch: 28 February
Discover the myths and legends of the Chinese dragon from an expert in Chinese thought, philosophy and culture, as you enjoy a delicious yum cha lunch overlooking the thrilling Dragon Boat Races on Darling Harbour. A representative from Dragon Boats NSW will also talk about the fascinating 2000-year-old history of dragon boat racing.
12.30pm-2.30pm at Port Orient Restaurant, Darling Harbour
Australian National Maritime Museum – members $55, others $65
Bookings essential: (02) 9298 3644 or
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