ICC Sydney explores leading food trends in 2020 menus

Plant-based dishes, grazing stations and organic wines are on the menu.

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched its 2020 menu collection, showcasing Australia and New South Wales’ best produce to international delegates.

The updated menus feature more native ingredients, locally grown fruit and vegetables and premium seafood, paired with New South Wales wines.

Launching the new menu to a select group of media on Tuesday (10 December), ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy said the centre aims to be at the forefront of the latest culinary trends.

“Our new menu boasts more choice than ever, with the introduction of over 40 plant-based options, more native ingredients and fresh, local superfoods to provide an extensive range of dishes that accommodate our delegates’ evolving palates,” he said.

Dishes served at ICC Sydney’s menu launch

“In classic ICC Sydney style, our menu collection includes options that cater to all event types, from on-stand exhibition catering to fine dining banquets in our Grand Ballroom and everything in between.”

The 2020 menus have been curated by ICC Sydney executive chef Tony Panetta, beverage operations and cellar manager William Wilson and director of culinary services Lynell Peck.

Each of the menus can be designed to suit a variety of event styles, offering delegates pop-up dining experiences, grazing tables and build-your-own menus.

Panetta said while new dishes have been added, the favourites will remain.

“With one in 10 Australians now eating all or almost all vegetarian food, and plant-based eating on the rise globally, we’ve interlaced the menu with new plant-based dishes to serve all preferences,” said Panetta.

ICC Sydney menus
Dessert highlights local ingredients

“We’ve also ensured that our 10 most popular dishes, which are consistently favourites at any occasion, have remained available as iconic options for guests – including the ever-favourite duck ravioli, torched Hiramasa kingfish and the much-loved Neapolitan dessert.”

Along with the new food menus comes a revised wine list for the centre, which now features 100% New South Wales-based suppliers with an added emphasis on organic and bio-dynamic wines.

“We couldn’t be more excited for 2020, where we’ll continue to support our plentiful region by celebrating the best of NSW in our menus,” said Peck.

Watch the highlights from the 2020 menu collection in the latest video from ICC Sydney:

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