The Rocks Markets Taste Edition
Get Your Taste Buds Ready

The Rocks Markets Taste Edition

Craving a weekend where every turn surprises your palate? Welcome to The Rocks Markets Taste Edition weekend – where food, wine and fun collide.
23 Mar 2024
24 Mar 2024
The Rocks Markets transforms into an epicurean’s dream for a whole weekend and you’re invited. Kick off your gourmet adventure with the NSW Wine Cellar Door – think boutique regional wines you can sip, savour, and take home. But why stop there? We've got a Taste Trail that'll lead you on a delicious adventure, masterclasses to up your gourmet game (hello, chocolate tasting), and live demos as entertaining as they are educational.

NSW Wine Cellar Door

Sip & Savour
The Rocks Markets is uncorking an experience that will have wine enthusiasts rejoicing. In partnership with the NSW Wine Industry Association, you can sip on exclusive boutique wines right in the heart of Sydney, at the NSW Wine Cellar Door. With some of The Hunter Valley's most exquisite wine producers coming together, this event promises to be a palate pleaser. Taste by the glass, take home a bottle, or order a case of your favourites from Scarborough Wine Co., Mercer Wines, Horner Wines and Latitude 32 Wines. Join us at Dawes Point Park, from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Taste Trail

Embark on a culinary adventure. Follow the Taste Trail to discover unique artisan flavours.
Take your taste buds on an unforgettable adventure. The Rocks Markets Taste Edition weekend’s Taste Trail will allow you to explore 8-10 handpicked stalls offering tastings and intimate 'meet the maker' talks. Delight in a variety of offerings from chocolates and fudges to gourmet nuts, botanical spirits, artisan pizza, smokes, spices, and more. Participants will receive a The Rocks Markets tote bag and a $20 voucher to enhance their market experience. You’re also encouraged to bring a water bottle for free refills. Limited to 15 participants per session, this is a culinary experience not to be missed.
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Foodie Demos

Watch and learn as expert cooks and artisan makers reveal insider secrets to elevate your cooking game

A culinary smorgasbord awaits you at The Rocks Markets Taste Edition weekend, with an array of food demonstrations designed to inspire, educate, and entertain. Whether you're a novice cook or a seasoned chef, our line-up of foodie experts will have you itching to get into the kitchen. Discover the secrets of making traditional Spanish paella, learn how to use Caribbean spice rubs, or master the perfect mocktail. Elevate your cooking game and savour some mouth-watering dishes.

Hosted by The Rocks' Creative Director, former food journo and TV presenter, Joanna Savill.

Discover the secrets to Caribbean cooking using green seasoning to make a salivating chicken stew. Get all the tips from Chef Jacqueline Dedier and collect your recipe card to start adding spices to your cooking!
Hear from Creative Director, former food journo and TV presenter as she chats to Maria River Distillery, Beeswax Wraps, NSW Wine Cellar Door and Kepos Street Kitchen. 
Hear from Sam Pothiprasert from Love Child now open at George Street Food Gallery in The Rocks.
Join La Gitana for a sizzling Paella demonstration with Simon Sevilla! Learn the secrets of this iconic Spanish dish as they guide you through each step. Watch as they cook chicken, vegetables, and rice in a traditional paella pan, explaining cooking techniques and sharing their recipe. You'll leave with the know-how to create this flavorful dish at home!
Hear from Tim Salvaggio, co-owner of Bird & Ewe, as he chats with Joanna Saville about all things food. Bird & Ewe is now open in the George Street Food Gallery at The Rocks.

Find out about the George Street Food Gallery.
Learn about citrus mocktails with a selection of Bitters. Inspired by Ayurvedic medicine, Ervas bitters are made with 15 different herbs and spices and no preservatives or colourings.
Unveiling the secrets of Hickson House Gin with Coco Dasent. Delve into the science of gin-making and discover the story behind this Sydney distillery. Explore how Hickson House uses unique Australian botanicals to craft their award-winning gins, capturing the essence of the land in every sip.