8.2m Asado barbecue features at Culinary Carnivale

Published Wednesday, 7th October 2015

If you love a good barbecue, then the 5th annual Spanish and Latin American street party, Culinary Carnivale, has a feast in store for you.

After a smaller Asado barbecue at the 2014 event drew big crowds, Parrilla Argenchino Catering will bring an 8.2m parrilla (barbecue) to Culinary Carnivale in 2015.

Asado is a popular, traditional dish of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay and generally goes hand in hand with chimichurri, a spicy, garlicky parsley sauce. Cuts of meat for the Asado at Culinary Carnivale will include beef and pork ribs, Choripan (sausage) as well as offal, such as chicken hearts and liver.

The mouth-watering Asado will add to the menu of gelato, churros, South American sweets, Spanish seafood paella, empanadas, and freshly squeezed sugar cane-sweetened juices.

A world-class entertainment line-up boasting Brazilian dancers and Mexican singers will complement the exotic cuisine – and this year you’ll also be able to learn Latin dance. We’ll have dancers, singers, amusement rides, a jumping castle and our headline act, 2013 The X Factor contestant Jayden Rodrigues, to ensure a fun-filled family event for all.

The 2015 entertainment line-up includes:

  • Jayden Rodrigues
  • Enrique Andres Berbis
  • Latin All Stars Band
  • Brazilian Fantasy
  • Victor Valdes and his Real Mexico
  • Christian Guerrero
  • For the first time - amusement rides and a jumping castle
  • Fire and Rescue NSW fire safety demonstration.
  • NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers FC will conduct a penalty shoot-out clinic
  • Chefs on Stilts
  • NRL – Latin Heat (pass the ball competition)

Culinary Carnivale is a favourite event of Good Food Month and, because it marks its 5th birthday in 2015, we’ll be cutting a special birthday cake to celebrate.

The Festival Director of Good Food Month in 2014, Joanna Saville, rated Culinary Carnivale as one of her ‘Top 5 picks’.

“Culinary Carnivale is an authentic food event that exclusively honours Latino cuisine,” Ms Saville said. “That’s why it is so popular with Sydneysiders.”

So make a date to live la vida buena (the good life). The party starts at 11am on Saturday 24 October in Spencer Street, Fairfield, and your last bite will be at 4pm.