Stay right where you are because this month the best local and international chefs in Australia are calling Sydney’s Hyde Park home. Celebrating 20 years, Sydney’s Good Food Month is sure to be monumental this year. Hyde Park Palms, Good Food Month’s vibrant pop-up restaurant, will return and is set to host an array of foodie feasts and conversations whilst the Night Noodle Markets make a mouth-watering return.
Good Food Month celebrates the influential chefs and restaurants that have shaped Australia’s culinary sphere. It also seeks to celebrate new and emerging players in the culinary world with events like the Young Chefs Lunch (21 October, 2018). Join renowned 22-year-old chef Isabella Poti for an Italian banquet (6 October) or celebrate the talented women of the culinary world with a delicious feast (18 October).
Kick off the festival with Good Food Month’s 20th birthday party. Lucky attendees will get the chance to party like its 1998 with legendary Australian chefs Christine Mansfield, Neil Perry and Ross Lusted.
This year will have visitors struggling to decide which events to attend with a jam-packed program. Australian foodie heroes Neil Perry, Bill Granger, Christine Mansfield, Stephanie Alexander and Ross Lusted will all hold court in the Hyde Park Palms with conversations running throughout the month.
Everything up to and including Southern Californian Cuisine can be found at Sydney’s Good Food Month this year. Iconic chef Jason Neroni will team up with "MasterChef" consultant Monty Koludrovic to present a menu of canapés alongside a scrumptious grazing station (12 October). The best of the local countryside will be coming to Sydney to celebrate regional cuisine. Phil Wood of Point Leo Estate, Emma McGaskill from Adelaide’s The Pot and Ben Devlin of Paper Daisy will be providing the goods (13 October).
The lovely people behind the month-long festival have done all the thinking for you when it comes to Date Night (5 October). The recipe for a great date night is always the same: delicious food, a film that gets you right in the feels and a scoop of the best artisanal ice cream in town. This year, attendees will be treated to a screening of “10 Things I Hate About You” alongside Ume Burgers signature dish and Cow & The Moon Gelato.
Load up on carbs with the return of Pasta Battle (11 October). The four-course dinner will be served up by talented chefs from some of Australia’s leading Italian restaurants including Federico Zanellato, Federica Andrisani and Joel Valvasori-Pereza.
Fortunately, the much-loved Night Noodle Markets are returning for three weeks between 4–21 October, so you can sample the 40 delicious stalls or keep returning for your favourites. Enjoy a host of delicacies from the likes of Gelato Messina, Mr Bao, Donut Papi, Chur Burger and more. There will be dancers, DJs and live music so you can stay all night.
A host of events will also take place throughout various restaurants across Sydney. The Let’s Do Lunch program hosted by Peter Lehman Wines of the Barossa will serve up $45 lunch offerings whilst leading restaurants across Sydney will host their own curated events as part of Friends of Good Food Month. Events are selling fast, and may be sold out.