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Ivy Bar

Merivale 320-330 George Street, Sydney
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012 to Sunday, April 15, 2012
The culinary celebration, now in its fourth year, will kick off with a gourmet extravaganza spanning the length of Ash Street laneway which will include tastings from Merivale restaurant and pub stalls, and allows guests to chat with their favourite chefs.

The years theme is Eat My Words and is centred around the food philosophies of 14 of Merivale's top chefs such as Dan Hong, Peter Doyle and Jowett Yu. Running until April 5, the festival offers an array of events, including film screenings, luncheons, cooking master classes, wine master classes, banquets and sake and sushi degustation dinners.

Model Laura May looks good enough to eat ahead of the launch of March Into Merivale tonight. The launch will include a gourmet extravaganza stretching the length of Ash St and into the Ivy room from 6pm to 9pm. The festival's theme is Eat My Words this year and will feature more than 60 culinary events across 21 venues until April 5. (Credit: mX)