Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Snap n' Dash: Feastability at Newtown

Newtown Feastability

When presented some free time while en route to a BBQ, we decided to make a quick pit stop at Newtown's Feastability Festival held last Sunday. I did the snap and dash, as that not only did we already have an imminent BBQ to attend, but I also have an aversion to large crowds. I wanted to get out of there the minute we arrived; I snapped away at some of the stalls quicker than Spedey Gonzales could cry "Arriba Arriba!" and quickly dashed off to our next engagement.

If you have read this blog for long enough you will have encountered my
several grumblings about crowds. I just don't like them; I hate the shuffling at ten paces per minute and the meandering through tight, throng-filled thoroughfares. I love people but when you put them in a crowd, they begin to drive me crazy, especially when the crowd is a greedy and hungry one. I never faired well at Disneyland, at the Olympics or at the Royal Sydney Easter Show and my friends have severe doubts as to whether I woud survive going toJapan or perhaps India without turning into a raging mess. I realise this is one aspect of my usually genial personality that needs some improvement, or else you just wouldn't be able to take me anywhere! The global population is increasing exponentially and so it seems that it is I that needs to evolve; by the looks of it crowds are here to stay.

So through the swarm of festival-goers I did manage to buy myself some Ratatouille and Polenta and some minature pastries and cakes, but other than that our Feastability experience was short-lived. Here are a few snaps before we dashed...

Common Ground Bread
A selection of artisan loaves from Common Ground Bakery

Ice + Slice
Ice + Slice gelatos and desserts

Tea Too
Teas from Tea Too

Nougat Limar
Nougat samples from Nougat Limar

Coffee Meringue
Coffee Meringue from Caketown

Assorted mini cakes
Assorted miniature cakes from Caketown.
From top: Raspberry, Fig, Date, Hazelnut, Pistachio and Hazelnut; Centre: Almond.

Ratattouille and Polenta
Ratatouille and Polenta


Erin S. said...

I'm with ya on the crowds---ugh. That coffee meringue looks divine...how was it?

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

You did well with the pics in such a short time (and esp given your aversion to crowds).

As I get older I, too, find myself having less and less patience for jostling amongst heaving masses.

Thanks for the pictorial tour tho'. I couldn't make it this year so I appreciate the sneak peek (gosh I love the reciprocal benefits of foodblogging!).

jenjen said...

Erin s.- the coffe meirngue was great, it melted as soon as I put it in my mouth the chocolate snadwiched in between made it even more heavenly.

Helen- I don;t know what it is about me but I just cannot deal with crowds, even when I was younger.

I'm glad you enjoyed the pics, it made all the elbow shoving all the more worth it.