21 Years of Good Food Month

21 Years of Good Food Month

Sydney Good Food Month presented by Citi returns this October, with a dazzling line-up of one-off dining experiences that celebrate our innovative, experimental and ever-changing dining scene. From established heavyweights who paved the way to new-in-town players making their mark, the program heroes iconic restaurants and their ground-breaking chefs that define Sydney food today.

Venessa Cowell, Head of Food Events, Nine, said: "Now in its 21st year, Good Food Month continues to evolve with Sydney's dynamic, changing food culture and champion the talent leading the charge. In 2019, we're excited to move our feature events back into venues across Sydney, heroing the local institutions that define our Harbour City with a seriously inspiring and tasty line-up of chef collaborations".

The diverse feature programme will see the likes of Peter Gilmore, Katherine Sabbath, Clayton Wells and Monty Koludrovic join forces with international superstars Alain Passard (L'Arpège), Hiroyuki Sato (Hakkoku) and Thomas Frebel (INUA, ex-Noma) and interstate legends Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters) and Jock Zanfrillo (Orano) for an inspiring line-up of dining experiences held at eight iconic Sydney restaurants - Automata, Icebergs, Hubert, Quay, Mary's Underground, Otto, Pendolino and QT.

Tickets are on sale from www.goodfoodmonth.com

Sydney Good Food Month Feature Events

High Tea with Katherine Sabbath at QT| 1:30pm Sunday, 6 October | Parlour Laneway, QT Sydney $150
Katherine Sabbath, the original gangsta of creative baking, is re-imagining High Tea with an epic cake party celebrating her latest cookbook, Bake Australia Great. Guests will not only feast on Katherine's latest creations, but hear from the cake master herself and receive a signed copy to take home.
Tickets include sweet and savoury high tea, wine, Pimm's plus a signed copy of Bake Australia Great.

Shannon Martinez at Mary's Underground | 6pm Thursday, 10 October | $150
Vegan trailblazer Shannon Martinez (the mastermind behind Melbourne's famed Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli) joins the team at Mary's Underground for an unforgettable night featuring a classic Southern multi-course menu that is refined, delicious and completely vegan, alongside a band specially selected by Mary's music director Joe Muller.
Tickets include multiple courses with premium wine and beer plus live music.

Hiroyuki Sato at Icebergs Dining Room | 6pm Tuesday 15 & 6pm Wednesday 16 October | $1,000
With only six seats and a wait list of six months, Hakkoku is one of the hardest restaurants to get a reservation at in the world right now. Together with Monty Koludrovic, executive chef of Icebergs Dining Room, Good Food Month is bringing Executive Chef Hiroyuki Sato to Bondi Beach, transforming Icebergs' private dining room into the world's most exclusive and authentic sushi bar - complete with one of the best views in the country. Seats are extremely limited, with two exclusive and intimate dinners for just twenty people per sitting.
Tickets include 20 + Courses (Chef's Choice), premium wine, beer, sake, and return luxury car transfers.

Alain Passard at Restaurant Hubert | 7pm Sunday, 20 October | $360
Good Food Month is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy dinner by legendary French chef Alain Passard of Paris' Arpège (currently voted the eighth Best Restaurant in the World) with an exclusive residency at the coveted two-hat Restaurant Hubert. Winner of the Chefs' Choice Award (both World's 50 Best Restaurants), Passard has maintained three Michelin Stars since 1996.
Hosted by Jill Dupleix - Restaurant Critic and Writer, Good Food & Australian Financial Review.
Tickets include multiple courses with premium wine and beer.

Peter Gilmore and Jock Zonfrillo at Quay | 7pm Thursday, 24 October | $360
Two of the best chefs in the country, Peter Gilmore (2019 Good Food Guide Chef of the Year) and Jock Zonfrllio (head chef and owner of Orana, the 2019 Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year), join forces for an incredibly special evening showcasing Australian cuisine and native ingredients.
Hosted by Jill Dupleix - Restaurant Critic and Writer, Good Food & Australian Financial Review.
Tickets include multiple courses with premium wine and beer.

Thomas Frebel at Automata | 7pm Friday 25 & 1pm Saturday 26 October | $280
An amazing opportunity to experience dinner by Thomas Frebel, who was head of recipe development at Copenhagen's NOMA, and is now head chef and co-founder of INUA, Tokyo, recently named "Arrival of the Year" at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards. Frebel will join acclaimed chef Clayton Wells for two special events at Wells' two-hat Chippendale restaurant, Automata.
Hosted by Callan Boys - National Food & Drink Writer, Good Food
Tickets include multiple courses with premium wine and beer.

Young Chefs Lunch presented by Citi | 12:30pm Sunday, 27 October | OTTO Sydney | $160
The Young Chefs Lunch shines a light on the most exciting rising talent in kitchens today, as nominated by Australia's best chefs. This year, the young superstars will join forces for the ultimate pasta party, hosted at Sydney's Italian institution, OTTO.
Hosted by Callan Boys - National Food & Drink Writer, Good Food
Tickets include four courses with premium wine and beer.

Celebrating 11 years as presenting partner, Citi is offering their customers a 20% discount off all Good Food Month feature events in an exclusive pre-sale offer that launches 9am Monday 22 July and ends 11:59pm Wednesday 24 July, unless sold out prior. Robbie Rommers, Head of Brand Marketing and Sponsorships, said: "Australians love their food, with Citi cardholders spending over $400 million on food and wine in 2018. To put it in perspective that's over $33 million per month and the figure only gets bigger each year.

"At Citi, we love our food too, and we're thrilled to continue to be the Presenting Partner of Good Food Month. Australia's culinary scene is one of the most dynamic in the world and we're looking forward to seeing what the food and wine industry brings to the table this year".

Through the Citibank Dining Program, Citi partners with hundreds of restaurants to offer Citi cardholders a free bottle of wine when they dine and pay with their Citi Card.

Kicking off on 11 October, the highly-anticipated Night Noodle Markets is also set to return, setting Sydney alight with the smells, sights and sounds of 40 sizzling stalls over nine nights in Hyde Park. Food-lovers will feast on signature dishes and innovative tastes from the likes of Gelato Messina, Hoy Pinoy, Shallot Thai, Mr Bao, Bangkok Street Food, Bao Brothers, May's Malaysian Hawker, Twistto/Flying Noodles, Waffleland, Wok Master, Paella del mar, Teppanyaki Noodles, The Wagyu (Teppanyaki Noodles), Poklol/Puffle, Raijin, Wonderbao, Korbq, Donburi Station, Donut Papi, Kumokumo, Fry'd, Biang Biang Noodles, The Muglan, The Bearded Pigs, Chinese Dim Sum King, Satay Brothers, Johnny Bird, Let's Do Yum Cha, Chur Burger and Fly Over Fritterie. Further details will be announced soon.

Festival favourites Let's Do Lunch presented by Church Road and the Friends of Good Food Month event series will also make their Good Food Month return. The line-up of participating restaurants and events will be released in September.

To view the full program, visit www.goodfoodmonth.com/sydney