Inspired by the theme ‘Cooking with Fire’, Carriageworks’ winter Night Market is a celebration of the diverse cultural relationship between food and the elemental force of fire.
Carriageworks is joined by guest curator, Lennox Hastie — chef and owner of Sydney’s Firedoor, Australia’s only fully wood-fuelled restaurant. Hastie has helped select the state’s leading restaurants and providores to cook with fire in all its forms — from Argentinian grill, to Sri Lankan smoked curries, Italian wood fired pizzas and wok fried Thai — whether flames, coals, smoke, or char.
With double the number of restaurants over twice the area, the market brings together a range of flavours and demonstrations of fire’s natural beauty. For Hastie, "Fire is what makes us uniquely human. There is no other being on earth that harnesses it, nor cooks its food. Put simply, fire changed who we are."
Serving smoked potatoes with bottarga and octopus skewers, Firedoor is joined by No.1 Bent Street, 4Fourteen, Three Blue Ducks Rosebery, Cairo Takeaway, and many more. "In one way or another, I think we are all fascinated by fire. It demands our attention, stirs our emotions and continues to tell its story long after we are gone," says Hastie.