Bohemian outdoor music experience, Lost Picnic Sydney, has enlisted some of the city’s leading restaurants and food vendors to create a food line-up as impressive as its music. Festival goers will experience curated picnic-perfect menus from The Dolphin, Rocker, Milky Lane, Fishbowl, Efendy, Bianco, Mamak, Bayleaf, and Yullis against a backdrop of Australia’s best music talent.
Lost Picnic will return to The Domain on 13 October and feature a proudly Antipodean music line-up including Tash Sultana, Meg Mac, Marlon Williams, Odette, Sons of the East, Big Words and Hot Potato Band. Tickets are on sale now from www.lostpicnic.net.
- Trailblazing restaurateur Maurice Terzini is bringing Surry Hills good-times institution, The Dolphin Hotel, to Lost Picnic and will be serving up a selection of mod-Italian dishes including the Dolphin cheeseburger and fries, antipasti and charcuterie.
- With a menu that pays homage to his childhood years spent in the kitchen with his mother, Efendy’s Somer Sivrioglu will bring traditional Turkish cooking to this year’s Lost Picnic. Guests can tuck into ‘Simit’, a circular bread encrusted in sesame seeds, baked and served fresh with olive Labne balls, or a ‘Bodrum Kebab’, lamb shoulder served in a lavosh pita with vegetables and yoghurt. For those looking for dessert, Efendy will serve their homemade Turkish Delight and Turkish mint and apple iced tea.
- Darren Robertson’s one-hat Bondi restaurant Rocker will serve a series of their famed sandwiches and rolls – the crab roll, made with handpicked Ballina spanner crabapple, pickles, chilly and Verbana yoghurt; the Fish Finger sanga, made with blue mackerel, tarter slaw and lime; grilled eggplant katsu sanga with Bobby’s kimchi and Kewpie Mayo; and the fried chicken roll, classically made with buttermilk fried chicken, slaw, pickles and hot sauce.
- Bondi joint Milky Lane, best known for their indulgent, Insta- worthy desserts will be serving an exclusive desserts menu for Lost Picnic. The team are remaining tight lipped about their top-secret menu, which is still being devised and concocted in their dessert lab, but festivalgoers can expect a dessert line-up as delicious and creative as current dessert menu.
- Festivalgoers can tuck into fresh poke bowls from Fishbowl, set to offer their finest quality sashimi and produce-driven salads to The Domain revellers.
- The team behind Jimmy Liks is back, this time with ES Balls, a street food concept straight out of New York, serving up American blow-torched meatballs. Paired with fries, served in a sub or even on its own, each hand rolled meatball is covered in lashing of pecorino cheese.
- Bianco, the pasta joint from ex Beppi’s chef Joshua Ford, is bringing a slice of Italy to Lost Picnic with a selection of homemade pastas, including their famous parmesan cheese wheel pasta with pesto or truffle oil, hand-made gnocchi and rigatoni.
- Bad Betty’s, the American grill food truck from leading culinary design houses, Bayleaf will be cooking up their signature chicken wings and hot steak sandwich in their classic 1970 rock’n’roll bus.
- Named after the roadside stalls of Kuala Lumpur that peddle in Indian Malay street food, popular Chinatown joint Mamak will bring their famed roti, satay chicken, Malaysian fried chicken and Mee Goreng to the outdoor music experience. Made fresh for service, each roti will be served with curry sauce and sambal.
- Set to cater to vegetarians, vegans and gluten free eaters, Surry Hill’s joint Yulli’s will offer their healthy, fuss free fusion menu with chargrilled eggplant gyros, potato wedges and a Vietnamese flat bread wrap with tofu.
Lost Picnic launched to an excited audience in 2014, when founders Simon Beckingham and Wade Cawood of Finely Tuned had a vision to create a boutique event that showcased both local music talent and restaurants and offered an entirely different entertainment experience in Sydney. This year is set to be bigger and better than ever, with significant operational changes introduced, including doubling the food offerings and increasing the number of bar staff to minimise queues and maximise time spent dancing on the grass.
This year, guests will also be able to bring in their own picnic snacks and there will be an extended bar to ensure speed of service.
13 October, 11am-8pm
The Domain, Sydney