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Spanish Olive Festival
September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017Free
From Friday 29th September until Sunday 1st October, Kings Cross will be transported to the olive groves of Spain, for this exciting new free festival. Visitors can expect to taste an array of Spanish olives, learn from the best at one of the many celebrity chef demonstrations and get hands on at the marinating & filling station.
Opening Times: Friday 29th Sept (12-7pm), Saturday 30th Sept (12-7pm) & Sunday 1st Oct (11-6pm)
Critically acclaimed José Pizarro who believes that “Spanish olives are the best in the world”, and Spanish TV sensation Omar Allibhoy kick off the line-up on Friday. Both chefs will be showcasing their favourite dishes using delicious Spanish olives – Omar a juicy braised chicken in Spanish olive sauce and José, a melt-in-the-mouth grilled lamb rack with an olive marinade. Omar, Founder of the Tapas Revolution will also be doing book signings after his demonstrations.
From midday, nutritionist Fiona Hunter will be getting visitors in the mood for lunch, with her healthy yet delicious Spanish eggs with olives, olive & sesame cocktail biscuits and don’t miss out on trying her tapenade. Saltyard’s Ben Tish brings his own Spanish expertise with a black face lamb neck and green olive puree and Omar Allibhoy returns with cooking demonstrations and book signings to create a not-to-be-missed line-up for the Saturday.
The last day sees Ben Tish and Fiona Hunter take to the stage with tasty dishes, that are sure to help cure a hangover and will give you inspiration for healthy Sunday night Spanish feasts at home.
Other Highlights for the Festival Include
Interactive Olive Station where visitors can stuff & marinate Spanish olives and take home for free. Fillings on offer include fried & salted almonds, piquillo peppers, cheese and chorizo
The Olive tasting station offers free samples of popular caceres, manzilla and gordal olives, with experts on hand to explain the difference and benefits of each
An olive art installation, built entirely out of Spanish olives
Free recipe cards handed out with the celebrity chef’s recipe to take home
Spanish music from the talented duo Doubleplay