November 9, 2017
With over 20 food trucks from around Australia, one day isn’t enough to try all the mouth-watering goodies at The Commons Street Feast (30 November – 10 December). Here’s our itinerary to help you plan the ultimate foodie weekend!
Ease into your afternoon at The Commons Street Feast in the beautifully landscaped Commonwealth Park on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, with a grazing platter from Canberra’s very own Graze Expectations. Indulge in an array of delicious charcuterie paired with stunning artisan cheese, fresh seasonal dips, crackers, fresh fruit and tasty nuts. Meat not your thing? Don’t stress, vegetarian and vegan options available!
While you’re grazing on cheese and charcuterie, challenge your friends and family with the Big Freaking Games! Become the Connect 4 champion, table tennis pro or the giant jenga guru.
Hungry? Grab some famous fried chicken from Mary’s Newtown. Returning for the second year, Mary’s has quickly gained a reputation as one of Sydney’s hottest joints. Wash the crispy chicken down with a beer from the Craft Beer Bar, curated and hand-picked by The Commons HQ. If beer isn’t your thing, pay a visit to the wine bar which will be serving up classic summer cocktails, including Prosecco Spritz, Miami Ice Tea and Peach Bellini.
Sit back and take in The Commons atmosphere, from the rooftop area overlooking the park, to the installations created by artists around Australia, to the DJs hand-selected by HQ.
Time for mains? Dig in to a burger from Down N’ Out, travelling from Sydney to the capital for the first time ever. Their insanely viral burgers have become known throughout the world, having been featured internationally on mega publications such as CNBC, BBC, Fox News, Buzzfeed and Mashable.
Now onto the main event for the day - dessert! There will be waffles, gelato and dessert platters, but our pick is Pimp My Chimney. Owner and former Sydney FC footballer Pedj Bojix was inspired by Hungarian pastries and has recreated the European pastry chimneys and filled them with a combo of delicious and gourmet treats. It’s these guys first time in Canberra and we have a feeling it won’t be the last!
After recovering from last night’s feast, it’s time for more!
Pre-book a Butler, who will meet you at the entrance and take you to your reserved table. Order some drinks and settle in for an afternoon of eats, the summer sunshine and good times.
Confused for choice? Let your Butler curate a menu for you! The Butlers can order and collect your food, plus they’ll answer all the questions you have.
While you’re deciding between Hoy Pinoy or The Avocado Hut, the kids will be entertained by the face paints, balloon sculptors and amazing street performers. Plus, we’ve heard a rumour that a special man in a red suit will be visiting on Sunday 3rd December.
While the kids are busy, enjoy a selection of Italian goodies from That Arancini Guy. With an array of options including gluten-free and vegetarian, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s hard being waited on hand and food by the Butler, so take a walk to the Pimms Garden Bar for an aperitif. The quintessential summer drink, Pimms will be serving their refreshing beverages from their brand new caravan in the mini-summer wonderland.
Next up is MEET, bringing you a range of melt-in-the-mouth smoked meat from their Texas-style pit smoker. While quality meats are the foundation of the menu, you can have it served whatever way you want – on a brioche bun, with fries or on a barbecue plate with Brazilian sides and salad.
To finish off a weekend of good food and good times, indulge in a treat from Gelato Messina. Known around Australia as the kings of gelato, Messina has designed a range of desserts exclusively for Canberra, only available at The Commons!
If you didn’t get enough the first time, The Commons Street Feast will be in Canberra from Thursday 30 November to 10 December – that’s two weekends of foodie heaven! Open weekdays from 5pm and from midday to late on weekends.