The Longest Tomato Lunch 2018
First time I read about Tomato Festival in Sydney, Australia was in The Royal Botanical Garden’s website. That instantly brought back my memories and desire to participate in the Tomato Festival in Burnol, Spain. 2 years ago I was in Spain and waiting for local share-a-car to get to Burnol but unfortunately it never arrived and I missed out on the festival. However, I managed to have a chill day at the beach. Fast forward little over 2 years and I got invite to attend The Tomato Festival in Sydney, Australia! Clearly, I wasn’t going to miss this one.
Opera house from the beautiful royal botanical garden
Australia is located in the southern hemisphere below Asia. Sydney is the capital city of state New South Wales and about four million people live here which makes it the biggest city in Australia. Many people guess either Sydney or Melbourne is the Capital city of the country but it is actually Canberra.
I feel Sydney has cool modern vibes with lots to see and do. From miles of ocean coastline, history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, surf beaches, tastiest meals in stunning restaurants, tons of events, festivals to serene blue mountains, wildlife, gorgeous botanical garden, and more. You won’t feel bored at all. One among many of those events was the longest lunch at the tomato festival organized by the royal botanical garden in Sydney.
First glace of the longest tomato lunch
Longest lunch at the tomato festival
It was nice sunny Saturday and I was excited to be part of something different and delicious as Tomatoes! Based on my invitation, I knew there won’t be tomato fights as in Spain but carefully selected tomatoes based meals instead. For some reasons, I do not like and avoid cream-based food but absolutely love tomato based meals. It was perfect!
As I arrived at flower bed lawn in the Royal Botanical Garden, I noticed the longest lunch set up I had ever see! Long white set up overlooking the water view with cute little tomato interiors and cool live music playing in the background. I have posted food pictures below for you all.
Great artwork display!
Although I was only invited for lunch, I researched and decided to make a day out of it. The agenda of the day was as follows:
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Longest Tomato Lunch Flower Bed Lawn.
Busby’s Bar @ Victoria Lodge
Tomato inspired food and drinks
Until 7 pm
Stunning floral display
Extended hours until 7.30 pm
Tomato markets/ stalls all day.
Fresh and Simple Pasta Always a space for little dessert
Thank you, The Royal Botanical Garden for having me. The tomato-based lunch was delicious.
My dear readers, have you attended an event like this? Would you like to go to one? what did you think of this event?
Let me know in comments below xx
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Hi! I am Anna, Nepali-Australian who, not too long ago, left my career in corporate Information Technology and Services to become a world traveller. Since then, I’ve travelled to over 37 countries, lived in 4 and have ticked some big adventures off my bucket list. I enjoy travel writing, travel photography, and a minimalist lifestyle. I have written for Ariana Huffington, Matador Network, TripZilla and collaborated with Hyatt Regency Hotel, National Geographic Australia, Uber, Red Cross, Lightroom, SilkAir-Singapore Airlines, Kerala Tourism Board, and some more. My goal is to show you how you can travel the world easily, safely, and adventurously on your own. I hope to inspire you to live a life you love.