Top of the Sydney pop-ups and events

Lamb shashliks, baked bread, chickpea salad and tomatoes at Spice Temple.
Lamb shashliks, baked bread, chickpea salad and tomatoes at Spice Temple. Photo: Supplied

Spice Temple's Silk Road dinner

What: Six-course Silk Road dinner, as a part of Rockpool Dining Group's producer series. $99 per person ($55 extra for wine). 

Where: Spice Temple, Basement, 10 Bligh Street, Sydney.

Why we're excited: From Guangzhou to Peking to Kashgar, this is the closest you'll get to a culinary tour of China without leaving home.

When: Tuesday, May 22

Find out more: spicetemple.com.au

AnnanROMA Food and Wine Festival

What: The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan's free food, wine and beer festival, AnnanROMA, is back.

Where: Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Why we're excited: Vegan and vegetarian options, children's entertainment, performances by Missy Higgins and more - and did we mention it's free?

When: 10am to 4pm, Sunday May 27

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Find out more: australianbotanicgarden.com.au (picnic packages available)

Italian cocktails

What: Inner west venue Capriccio Osteria has paired up with Amaro Montenegro for a four-course dinner designed around the botanical liqueur, complete with cocktails.

Where: Capriccio Osteria & Bar, Leichhardt

Why we're excited: A new take on tradition. 

When: Thursday, 31 May

Find out more: capriccio.sydney/visit

Paddo Inn - double dates Sydney popup

Whole roasted barra at The Paddo Inn. Photo: Supplied

Double date in style

What: The Paddo Inn's double dates. Group of four? You'll be treated to a set menu for $69 per person. Think Sydney rock oysters or crispy fried squid to start, and whole roast baby barramundi or club steak for mains.

Where: The Paddo Inn, 338 Oxford Street, Paddington.

Why we're excited: The bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut NV.

When: Monday to Wednesday

Find out more: paddoinn.com.au

Samoan festival

What: 10-course Samoan menu for $150 per person, cooked live in front on guests with Samoan singers, dancers, siva afi (traditional fire dancing) and coconut scraping demonstration

Where: Guts & Glory Crossfit Gym, Prospect

Why we're excited: A menu laden with fresh coconut cream? Yes, please.

When: 4pm, Saturday, June 2 

Find out more: facebook.com/events/424031434711454/

Hot cheese? Yes please.

Hot cheese? Yes please. Photo: Supplied

Bastille Festival 

What: Four days celebrating all things French and foodie, including 100+ stalls, an outdoor cinema, wines and an 'electro beer garden'.

Where: Circular Quay and The Rocks, Sydney. Free entry (some ticketed events).

Why we're excited: Fresh raclette - 'nuff said.

When: July 12-15

Find out more: bastillefestival.com.au

Seafood lunch in the Southern Highlands

What: Moss Vale newbie Birch Restaurant is hosting its first collaboration event: a six-course crustacean menu from young chefs Lachlan Houghton and Eilish Maloney. $165 per person ($85 extra for matching wines).

Where: 2/249 Argyle Street, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Why we're excited: Did anyone say road trip?!

When: Sunday, July 15

Find out more: birchrestaurant.com.au

Cakes galore

What: The Cake Bake and Sweets Show is back, with masterclasses, decorating championships, workshops and a marketplace chock full of baking gear. 

Where: ICC Sydney

Why we're excited: It's everything your sweet tooth desires in one spot.

When: November 23-25

Find out more: cakebakeandsweets.com/sydney

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