A Local Focus – From Produce to Wine

ICC Sydney is excited for clients and delegates to taste its new 2020 Menu Collection. Bringing together the latest culinary trends, the menus feature an extensive range of options that cater to all delegate preferences, alongside its beloved iconic ICC Sydney dishes.  

The 2020 Menu Collection has been carefully curated by ICC Sydney’s Executive Chef, Tony Panetta, Beverage Operations & Cellar Manager, William Wilson and Director of Culinary Services, Lynell Peck in a move to provide even more choice for clients and delegates, no matter the occasion. 

With one in ten Australians now eating all or almost all vegetarian food, and plant-based eating on the rise globally, ICC Sydney has interlaced the menu with over 40 plant-based dishes to serve all preferences.

Boasting with more choice than ever, the menu also introduces native ingredients and fresh, local superfoods to provide an extensive range that accommodate delegates’ evolving palates. The menu is designed to suit all event types, from on-stand exhibition catering to fine dining banquets and everything in between whilst maintaining the venue’s signature approach to premium service. 

The 2020 Menu Collection has retained some of its signature and most sought after dishes known as ICC Sydney Icons, which are consistently favourites at any occasion, – including the ever-favourite duck ravioli, torched Hiramasa kingfish and the much-loved Neapolitan dessert.

ICC Sydney’s philosophy is based on three key pillars – authenticity, balance and expertise. The culinary team at ICC Sydney use the best ingredients combined with their knowledge of food, respect for produce and provenance to enhance delegate experiences based on choice, balance and flavour. 

By sourcing ingredients through local supply chains to support the NSW region’s development and employment opportunities ICC Sydney’s 2020 Menu Collection is paired with a new wine list, made up of 100% New South Wales-based suppliers with an added emphasis on organic and bio-dynamic wines. 

“We have always supported our local winemakers with 80 per cent local wines listed when we first opened and we’re really proud to now only list wines from NSW, every one of which has earned its place,” says Wilson. While local producers are the main focus, quality and value of the wines are certainly not compromised. 

To mark the commitment, ICC Sydney has also released the first episode of ‘100% Local’, a four-part documentary series which shines a light on NSW’s world class wine industry. Highlighting stories of its partner producers and NSW’s rich winemaking history, the series also explores the challenges of a changing climate, and how the region’s winemakers are responding through resilience and innovation. 

In 2018/19, the venue invested more than A$12.2 million in direct local food and beverage spend into NSW, and supported more than 129 local producers through its supply chain.

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To hear more about the venue’s award-winning culinary philosophy and 100% local wine list, contact Helen Mantellato | Business Development Manager – International.

To discover why there’s nothing like Australia for business events, contact Kelly Maynard | Business Events Australia – Head of Distribution Development and Partnerships.

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