Jamie Oliver live in Centennial Park with food from Sydney Picnics

We just got back from a fantastic evening watching Jamie Oliver prepare some gourmet delights on the stage in Centennial Park. He’s got such a great stage presence. Between him, the audience and his good mate, Ben O’Donoghue, Jamie brought the full song-and-dance production to Sydney, delivering an evening that will be remembered for a while to come.


Normally at these event you’re left drooling as all the best food ends up being created and eaten on stage by those fortunate enough to make themselves noticed at the front of the event. Not to be left feeling hungry we came prepared and had our own picnic courtesy of the Sydney Picnic Co.

After looking around at a number of different picnic providers I settled on the Sydney Picnic Co because they seemed to have the same idea about food as I do – it’s there to be enjoyed rather than to just fill you up. The selection of cold meats, wild onions, risoni and of course the Valrhona chocolate pots made for an amazing feast from which none of us went hungry. In fact we got a picnic sized for 4 and walked away with enough food for lunch tomorrow (and yes, there’s going to be some arguing over who gets what….).

Anyhow, a big thanks to the Sydney Picnic Co for making a great event and unforgettable experience. If you’re looking to do a picnic in the park or at the beach I can’t recommend them enough!

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