Wrapping up what has been an epic celebration of all things Merivale over the past month, the Coogee Foreshore Festival returns to Coogee Pavilion and promenade on Sunday 20th March, promising to deliver a feast of the senses in the idyllic waterfront location. If you’re like me and attended last year, you’ll know that the Merivale team well and truly deliver with a sensational range of food and drink stalls, live music, roving entertainment and family games, all while enjoying the uninterrupted views across one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches.
Coogee Pavilion’s ground floor will be transformed into a bustling market place where guests can choose from Vincenzo Biondini’s famous wood-fired pizzas, freshly shucked oysters, the Coogee Dinner burger with bacon and sleazy cheese, kingfish wrapped in vine leaves or rich burrata with apple, honey, thyme and almond crumb. Veuve Clicquot will be on hand with a decadent pop-up bar to wash down the finger-licking fare.
The scents and sounds won’t be confined to the Coogee Pavilion dome. The seaside celebration will spill out onto the promenade with pop-up stalls from some of Merivale’s favourite venues including Papi Chulo, El Loco, Mr. Wong and sushi e, offering everything from hotdogs and tacos to soft-shell crab rolls and dumplings. If you hear your sweet tooth calling, The Pavilion will be serving up a refreshing selection of gelato sure to hit the spot, including their signature creation ‘Fat Tony’ – a creamy base with marsala soaked sponge, crumbled amaretti, chocolate and espresso swirls.
Kids of all ages will be entertained by an amazing range of family activities throughout the day – from face painting and whacky balloon twisters to carnival games, hula hooping and puppet shows. The Coogee Foreshore Festival will also feature brilliant live performances by The Aston Martinis, with their mix of cool swing, classic soul and bucket loads of energy.
With Coogee Pavilion already a Sydney fave for a chilled out Sunday session with the friends and family, Coogee Foreshore Festival is sure to kick it up another gear by delivering a relaxed carnival vibe right on the water. Make sure you don’t miss out!
When: Sunday 20 March, 11am – 3pm
Where: Coogee Pavilion, 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee
Tickets: $45 for six tokens, $25 for three tokens
For tickets, menu and more info: www.marchintomerivale.com.au