James Street Food & Wine Trail
Mark Thursday July 29 through to Sunday August 1 on your calendars, foodie pals – James Street Food & Wine Trail is back for 2021 and it’s bringing a whole load of drool-worthy goodness to the buzzing strip over four days. The epicurean extravaganza will start with its Trail Days events, which are individual outings featuring some killer culinary talent. On Thursday July 29, Alanna Sapwell will partner with Jocelyn’s Provisions and CRU Bar + Cellar for ‘Snacks & Facts’, a night of sustainable seafood eats and professional tips on choosing and consuming seafood the right way. On Friday July 30, soon-to-open leafy oasis The Green will host a Middle Eastern feast made using seasonal ingredients, with all dishes paired with matched wines. Over the weekend, Lobby Bar’s rooftop kitchen garden will be the site of two vinyasa flow yoga sessions, hosted by The Calile Hotel’s resident yogi Jess Wing at 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday morning. On Sunday August 1, PJ McMillan and Harveys Bar + Bistro team will present a long lunch featuring two or three courses of McMillan’s signature fare paired with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier upon arrival and 2013 and 2014 vintages to match. Throughout the Trail Days period, CRU Bar + Cellar will serve a special range of off-menu items, while Mosconi will offer a secret lunch and dinner menu. Headlining the James Street Food and Wine Trail is, as always, Market Day, which takes place on Sunday August 1. This year the strip will be closed from Arthur Street to McLachlan Street as 28 of James Street’s restaurants and bars (including newcomers like sAme sAme, Biànca, SK Steak & Oyster, Essa and The Green) take to the laneways and side streets for a day of appetising alfresco atmosphere. The day will feature a host of pop-up restaurant stalls, five entertainment stages and even an area for kids to enjoy some seedling planting, face painting and other craft activities.