Celebrating 20 years, Sydney Good Food Month presented by Citi is back again to bury our stomachs with a smorgasbord of food and an array of events to enjoy.
Based in the heart of Sydney city, Sydney Good Food Month has returned to unite all food lovers to celebrate and embrace the work of some of the worlds most creative and influential chefs and restaurants.
Over the month, Sydneysiders will be able to dig into a range of Master Series, Let’s Do Lunch’s and even the show-stopper of them all – Sydney Night Noodle Markets that is running for a sizzling 18 nights, compiling around 40 food stalls. On top of that, Sydney Good Food Month will see the return of pop-up restaurant Hyde Park Palms (Hyde Park near St James Station) for majority of their events.
To prepare ourselves for the food and drink extravaganza, Hunter and Bligh has compiled the top 10 events not to miss this Sydney Good Food Month:
Barzaari to Lebanon & Cyprus
Over four days in October, Barzaari based in Marrickville’s heart will be venturing around the world taking inspiration from Lebanon’s spices to Cyprus’ fresh succulent vegetables. Guests will be able to embark on the round-the-world trip at Barzaari with a five-course menu. Showcasing traditional dishes and already supporting the vegetarian community, Barzaari will also be catering for a full vegetarian menu on Wedneday the 3rd and 10th.
Let’s Do Lunch Bather’s Pavilion
Sitting on the shoreline of Balmoral Beach and overlooking Rocky Point Island, every Wednesday to Friday throughout October, Bather’s Pavilion in Mosman will be partaking in Sydney’s Good Food Month with an exclusive Let’s Do Lunch event. Starting at midday, Mosman’s most sought after restaurant will be serving guests barramundi fillet with baby cos, white bean purée, clam velouté, confit tomatoes paired with a glass of wine or beer of preference.
Sydney Night Noodle Markets
Sydney’s most renowned food markets are back again for every noodle-loving, lantern inspiring foodie out there. Celebrating 20 years of Good Food Month, over 18 nights, Hyde Park in Sydney’s heart will be providing 40 food stalls to dig into. With Sydney Night Noodle Market classics such as Gelato Messina, Black Star Pastry, Grumpy G’s Kitchen, Spice Temple, Mr Bao, Satay Brothers and even N2 Extreme Gelato to name the few – market-goers will also be able to enjoy live music at the cash-free event.
The Master Series – Neil Perry
Presented by David Jones Food for one night only, Neil Perry will be hosting an exclusive Master Series. Located in the pop-up Hyde Park Palms, the dinner will also be joined by Good Food Guide Editor and Festival Director of Good Food Month, Joanna Savill. The three course sit-down dinner will be paired with Brand’s Laira wines, James Squire and Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The guests will able to explore all of the wonderful creations that have influenced Neil’s cooking over the past 20 years. This is a must not miss event.
California Soul – Jason Neroni
Executive Chef from 71 Clinton Fresh Food in Manhattan, Jason Neroni will be feeding a set amount of Sydney food lovers for one night only at Hyde Park Palms. The exclusive California Soul project will be teamed up by legendary Jason Neroni and Monty Koludrovic (MasterChef) to create mouthwatering canapés and a grazing station extravaganza. Expect Eggplant Parmigiana Panini, Tasmanian Ocean Trout, Roasted Pork Belly and Smoked Chicken Liver Mousse to name a few of the fascinating meals served throughout the evening.
Emma McCaskill (The Pot), Phil Wood (Point Leo Estate) and Ben Devlin (Paper Daisy) will be teaming up at Hyde Park Palms on Saturday 13 October to serve up guests a three course dinner exploring the taste, culture and freshness of regional produce from around the country. The three chefs are sourced from Adelaide, Victoria and New South Wales – so expect each course to be vastly different from the other. With Blue Swimmer Crab, Steamed Snapper and finally Fresh Melons with Strawberry Gum Meringue being served for the evening – this is truly a taste of the country.
The Master Series – Ross Lusted
Get ready to cure your midweek blues with The Master Series hosted by Ross Lusted from Sydney’s very own The Bridge Room. Set in Hyde Park Palms, the event will be co-hosted by Editor of Good Food Ardyn Bernoth and Good Food Guide Editor Joanna Savill. This master series will surely put Ross Lusted’s work on a pedestal. With already winning The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year in 2016, this one night only dinner will embrace guests on a three course sit-down meal exploring some of Ross’ finest work produced.
Culinary Women of Influence
Drawing an end to Sydney’s Good Food Month is the Culinary Women of Influence event taking place at Hyde Park Palms. Kylie Javier-Ashton (Momofuku Seiōbo), Alia Glorie (Billie H), Karena Armstrong (The Salopian Inn) and Alanna Sapwell will be taking over the menu on Thursday 18 for a decadent three course sit down dinner drawing in on each of their specialised expertise. Guests can expect Raw Braised Bream, Beef Tongue and finally an Orange, Almond and Bitter Chocolate ice-cream sandwich. Bookings essential.
Celebrating Decadence with Citi
This is the event that certainly takes the cake to Sydney Good Food Month. Celebrating Decadence with Citi at the pop-up Hyde Park Palms will be the highlight of the month long food coma. 10 Chefs, 10 courses, 1 night only. If you’re a serious food-lover and appreciate the decadence, creativity and flavours infused in a meal – this one’s for you. Guests will be served six canapés, followed by a four course dinner matched with Brand’s Laira wines and James Squire. For more information please visit website. Bookings essential.
The Botanica Vaucluse Pretty in Pink
Opening up earlier of this year, The Botanica Vaucluse is the perfect fit for any food loving, pink blushed Instagram worthy lover. Sitting south of Watsons Bay and east of Vaucluse’s heart, The Botanica Vaucluse will be participating in Good Food Month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donating 10% of each ticket to Pink Ribbon; guests can enjoy a four-course dinner in style. Expect Roast Heirloom Carrots, Yellowfin Tuna and Octopus Ceviche, Mount Cook Alpine Salmon and Blood Orange and Strawberry Gelato served with a glass of French Rosé Champagne.
Images: Good Food Month website