Good Food Month

We hope you’ve got an ap­petite be­cause Oc­to­ber is Good Food Month in Syd­ney. By Roshan Sukhla.

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EVERY OC­TO­BER ACROSS Syd­ney, chefs and food­ies alike gather to­gether to cel­e­brate Good Food Month. This year’s program fea­tures over 150 events in­clud­ing mas­ter­classes, talks, fes­ti­vals, par­ties and din­ner dates. The city’s most tal­ented restau­ra­teurs and chefs show­case what they do best, and prove why Syd­ney is a world-class din­ing des­ti­na­tion.

Cel­e­brate the open­ing of Good Food Month (5 Oc­to­ber) in its new home at Hyde Park Palms— a food oa­sis in the CBD, in­spired by the desert chic style of Palm Springs. Party with the in­dus­try’s best and en­joy a se­lec­tion of de­lec­ta­ble treats and drinks. Also on at Hyde Park Palms is Africola Sound Sys­tem (7 Oc­to­ber), the brunch se­ries (8, 15 and 22 Oc­to­ber), a dis­cus­sion about the fu­ture of food (12 Oc­to­ber) and Syd­ney chefs Dan Hong and Mitch Orr throw a party (14 Oc­to­ber).

You’ll love Date Night in the com­fort of Hyde Park Palms home where you can treat your cho­sen one to a de­li­cious night of film and food. Star­ring Syd­ney favourite, Ume Burger with a side of moor­ish umami fries, matched with beer or wine. Slide into sweet­ness with a choc-top by Ge­lato Messina whilst en­joy­ing Good Food Month’s pick of clas­sic date night flicks (13 and 20 Oc­to­ber).

Hear su­per­star chef Marco Pierre White in Con­ver­sa­tion at the Hil­ton Syd­ney on 7 Oc­to­ber. He’ll be joined on stage by food writer Jill Du­pleix, and fel­low chefs Dun­can Wel­ge­moed and Peter Gil­more.

There are plenty of one-off events in this year’s program. Learn the art of Chi­nese noo­dle mak­ing at Chef’s Gallery, or en­joy the Opera Aus­tralia wine din­ner at glass brasserie, where Opera Aus­tralia prin­ci­pal artists Lo­rina Gore and Si­mon Kim, ac­com­pa­nied by Tahu Math­e­son, per­form arias and duets from cel­e­brated op­eras “La Bo­heme” and “La Travi­ata”, as well as “Tu­ran­dot’s” world-famous “Nes­sun Dorma”. The four-course meal, cu­rated by Luke Man­gan and head chef Peter Cas­sidy, will in­clude glass brasserie clas­sics along with dishes specif­i­cally cre­ated for the evening. Try a steak and shi­raz mas­ter­class at East­side Grill, and cel­e­brate Aus­tralia’s coast­line at Ben­ne­long.

The Let’s Do Lunch program of­fers a great ar­ray of lunchtime din­ing for just $38 (in­clud­ing a glass of wine, beer or soft drink) at some of Syd­ney’s best restau­rants. Choose from Sokyo, No­mad, Pub­lic Din­ing Room, Cir­rus, Pilu at Fresh­wa­ter, One Penny Red, Catalina, The Gantry Restau­rant and many more.

The Night Noo­dle Mar­kets (5 to 22 Oc­to­ber) re­turn to Hyde Park with 40 siz­zling food stalls serv­ing up the best street food from across the Asian re­gion. Syd­ney’s very own Asian hawker mar­ket fea­tures fam­ily-friendly live mu­sic, DJS, Led-lit danc­ing dragons, and the al­ways pop­u­lar be­spoke dessert cre­ations by Ge­lato Messina, Black Star Pas­try and N2 Ge­lato. To make things quick and easy, the mar­kets will again be cash-free, so you’ll be able to spend less time queu­ing, and more time eat­ing.

There’s a whole raft of food fes­ti­vals and events in Syd­ney’s suburbs to co­in­cide with Good Food Month. Don’t miss the Artistry Food Fes­ti­val at the Over­seas Pas­sen­ger Ter­mi­nal (1 Oc­to­ber), Crows Nest Fes­ti­val (15 Oc­to­ber), Bowral Long Lunch (15 Oc­to­ber), Eat Your Heart Out Liver­pool (28 Oc­to­ber), Par­ra­matta Lanes fes­ti­val (10–13 Oc­to­ber), The Hawkes­bury Ta­ble (20 Oc­to­ber) and Crafty Din­ing on Fo­ley (11 Oc­to­ber).

1–31 Oc­to­ber, through­out Syd­ney and events across NSW. For the full program and to book visit good­food­month.com

Night Noo­dle Mar­kets.

Night Noo­dle Mar­kets.

Some of the chefs that are part of this year’s Good Food Month. Photo: Nikki To.

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