So I went along to the Little Havana Street Fair in Top Ryde last weekend. Sydney was having temperamental weather as usual, but none the less, the weather held us just enough to enjoy the pleasantries.
I was really excited about going along to this festival as it’s the first time I had actually even heard about the event. What I was probably most excited about was the idea that I hoped a Cuban festival would focus on a number of Central American countries and would hopefully highlight that there is a difference between the cultures of South and Central America especially to an audience who might be familiar or unfamiliar with both.
Mmm Alfajores… If you’ve never tried them, they are basically a sandwich made with two baked biscuits and a filling of ‘dulce de leche’ (literally translated it means ‘sweet milk’, sometimes also called caramel). Want one now?! Get your butt down to a Latin bakery or these guys ALFACHOC stat!
LOVE DEM APPLEZ – so what they do is take ordinary candy apples, and make them super exciting by covering them in any topping you can think of, just delish!
I’ve seen these guys from the GOURMET DOG BARKERY a couple years back at Petfest and I’m thrilled to see these amazing looking doggie treats are still going good. Doggie cigars – too cute!
Mmm churros, perfect for a chilly day
OMG Salami in a cone. Where have you been all my life? Aren’t the SALUMI guys clever…
The sounds of Cuba come to Ryde and dancers certainty knew how to their thing and shake their booty.
Some gorgeous fair trade textiles and garments from the TOUCAN SHOP. The Toucan was acutally one of my favourite animals as a kid…unusual choice? Maybe favourite isn’t exactly the right term, but I was definitely intrigued by it. Also, I was also obsessed with the Rockfish and Vultures… I guess cats and dogs just didn’t cut it hehe
My favourites included the free salsa tastings from CHILLI MAMA (yum!), some delicious Argentinian BBQ from EL GRINGO.
RETRO DAMES had took these gals back to the 1950’s era… Ah what a gorgeous era.
Don’t you just love these peacock Rattan chairs – these are definitely on my bucket list
I’m hoping this fair is back on next year, but you can find out all you need to know about this year’s event from here.
Did you make it along to the festival? What did you think of it?