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Food, glorious food
Food, glorious food
Food tour

Food Safari

Saturday, May 8, 2004
Francine is on a food lovers safari to not only see how things are made, but to eat it all!

Go on a culinary and cultural safari in Sydney that is off the beaten track!! Experience the best traditional food across many different cuisines around Sydney. This is more than just a food lovers tour because you don’t just sample food-you visit ‘secret’ little finds that you will not find strolling the street, gain knowledge of the culture through the locals that have created mini-cultural settlements in their respective areas, learn how the food is prepared, find out where to buy the freshest and most authentic ingredients and taste traditional specialties.

The tour introduces you to tastes, people and places that may be unfamiliar so you start off feeling like a tourist. By the end of the tour, though, you feel like a culinary expert in gourmet food.

Abla’s Pastry: Milad Abla started Abla’s 20 years ago. They are one of the biggest makers of Lebanese sweets in Sydney and there are large families popping in all day of that day and night. This place is still buzzing at 2 and 3 am!

Gatos Pastizzi: This is a family business going back generations and is run by Charlie and Joe Hili. Gato’s makes the best traditional flaky pastizzi by hand. They make thousands of pastizzi every day.

Al Dhiaffeh Al Iraqi (Restaurant): A very special highlight here is the bread which is freshly baked Iraqi bread from the tenor is slightly spongy, crispy and incredibly more-ish.


Al Dhiaffeh Al Iraqi: $100 per person including transport, demonstrations and all food.

Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Abla’s Pastry: 48 Railway Pde, Granville
Ph: 9637 8092
Open seven days 9am- 2am

Gatos Pastizzi: Ph: 9724 3861

Al Dhiaffeh Al Iraqi: 13 The Crescent Fairfield
Ph: 9755 0870
Open lunch and dinner seven days, 11.30am- 10pm.

Gourmet Safaris: PO BOX 326, Mosman NSW 2088
Ph: 02 9960 5675
Fax: 02 9960 5675

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