Vivid-inspired eats (and drinks) at Barangaroo
Now that you've read about why you shouldn't miss Vivid Sydney at Barangaroo
this year, it's time to get down to business - checking out the colourful range of limited-edition things to eat and drink at Barangaroo to coincide with the festival. Let's go!
Ice cream sandwiches at Devon Cafe
After their crowd-pleasing 'Purple Haze' dessert for Vivid Sydney last year, Devon Café
debuts colourful ice cream sandwiches in 2018. The bright coloured sandwiches are made with a matcha shortbread cookie, strawberry and white chocolate parfait filled with popping candy, and balsamic and strawberry jam.
Garden of Sweet Delights at 12-Micron
Sweet-tooths need not look any further than 12-Micron
's colourful Garden of Sweet Delights dessert. Served in a chocolate-lined wooden box atop a garden of greenery, there are multiple elements that make up this dish - including with strawberry quandong jam, dried pistachio cake, dark chocolate and eucalyptus mousse, a milo lollipop, a chocolate cone filled with strawberry ice cream, mandarin jellies, forest fruit fizzy sours and coloured sugar shards.
Rainbow Sliders at Untied
Pop up to Untied's rooftop for vibrant rainbow sliders stacked with fried chicken, beef and cheese, barramundi and portobello mushroom - then wash them down with one of their Vivid Sydney cocktails - the ‘Dame Edna’ Ink Gin and lychee martini; or a ‘Wizz Fizz’ Ink Gin fizz with a rhubarb and grenadine foam.
Orange Winter Spice Cocktail at love.fish
There'll be sparks flying between you and love.fish's flaming cocktail of Ord River rum and cinnamon - both literally and figuratively!
Colour-changing tea at The Rabbit Hole
If you're looking for a soothing cuppa during Vivid Sydney, The Rabbit Hole is the perfect stopover with their butterfly pea flower tea. Watch as it changes colour with a squeeze of lemon!
Glow-in-the-dark fairy floss at Banksii
There's a lot going for Banksii's fairy floss - it's lightweight, gives you a lil' sugar buzz, and it even glows in the dark! Grab a stick for the kids while you indulge in an illuminated cocktail from Banksii's spritz cart and watch The Liminal Hour go by.
Bacardi Cocktails at Zushi
This year, Zushi
is partnering with Bacardi to shake Vivid Sydney cocktails. The Kyoto Lights combines blue curacao, Bacardi ocho, orange juice and pink grapefruit syrup to create a rainbow in a glass; whilst the pastel pink Zushi Spritzu mixes Martini Bianco, Nigori Umeshu, prosecco, soda and pink grapefruit.
Vivid Lightbox at Belles Hot Chicken
Need a little snack to keep you going? Belles Hot Chicken's Vivid Lightbox comes with two drumsticks and a serve of fries - available takeway or dine-in.
Vividly Express menu at Spiced by Billu's
Designed to be shared between two (and coming in at just under $50), this selection of authentic Indian entrees and curries is quick and easy, meaning you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the sights and lights.
Dim Sim Combo Box at Old Town Hong Kong
Dumplings make everything - including Vivid Sydney - better. So pop into Old Town Hong Kong, grab one of their takeaway dim sim combo boxes, and stroll down to the waterfront to catch all the action.
Dumpling Platter at Lotus
Need a second hit of dumplings? We don't blame you - so head down to the waterfront and pick up a Dumpling Platter from Lotus. You'll be rewarded with four different coloured dumplings: a squid ink seafood dumpling, turmeric chicken and pumpkin dumpling, beetroot pork and garlic shoot dumpling, and green vegetarian dumpling.
Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas – and is the largest of its kind
in the world and now the largest event in Australia. In 2018, Vivid Sydney will be held
from 25 May-16 June. The event, now in its 10th year, is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency. From 6pm each night, light installations and projections illuminate the world famous Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Luna Park, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Taronga Zoo.