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5 must-do Melbourne Good Food Month events this June

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Life’s basically normal again and with the annual Melbourne Good Food Month back on this year – safely – it’s time to plan what you’re going to hit up. Here are five feature events to add to the diary. Flower Drum x Neil Perry Where? Flower Drum | 6pm, 6:30pm & 7pm, Tuesday, 1 June | $220 Good Food Month couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Melbourne Good Food Month than with Flower Drum x Neil Perry. We wanted to go big – so we asked the country’s most hatted chef (149 at last count), Neil Perry, to collaborate with Melbourne’s culinary institution, Flower Drum for something truly exclusive. Neil has curated a one-off special menu filled with his favourite Flower Drum dishes – some of which are on the menu and some of which are the secret off-menu dishes made especially for Neil when he visits. Tickets include multiple courses plus a Q&A with the chefs.  Get tickets here Esmay Pop-up with Bar Liberty Where? Bar Liberty | 5:30pm, 6pm, 8pm & 8:30pm, Tuesday 15 June | $140 Good things happen when you pair Alanna Sapwell’s travelling restaurant, Esmay, with Melbourne’s hatted wine and dine masterpiece, Bar Liberty. Both have a focus on seasonal produce, and both live on that axis where creativity meets comfort.  Alanna’s touring Esmay around the country with Good Food Month, with all events in Brisbane, Canberra & Perth selling out in a flash, so we recommend snapping up tickets early as tickets are limited to this Melbourne… Read More

Top 5 events at Canberra Good Food Month in 2021

Canberra Good Food Month flat lay

Canberra Good Food month is back in 2021, celebrating the very best of the capital city for the seventh sensational year. Here are the five best events to add to your calendar: Alanna Sapwell x Analiese Gregory x Bar Rochford Lunch sittings from 12:00pm, dinner sittings from 6:30pm | Sunday, 28 March | Bar Rochford | $160 Hold on to your hats, Canberra! Good Food Month presented by Citi is flying Alanna Sapwell, former head chef of ARC Dining (Brisbane) and Saint Peter (Sydney), and Analiese Gregory (who recently departed Hobart’s two-hatter, Franklin) into town for two delicious events at everyone’s favourite watering hole, Bar Rochford. Tickets include multiple courses with matched wine. Buy tickets for lunch here Buy tickets for dinner here Young Chefs Dinner presented by Citi Vegetarian Edition 6:30pm | Monday 29 March | Monster Kitchen & Bar at Ovolo Nishi | $150 Promoting and nurturing young talent is a Good Food Month legacy and we proudly shine a light on the crème-de-la-crème of Canberra’s bright young things. This year the brief is to go green, so what better way than a plant based take-over of the newly vegetarian kitchen of Monster Kitchen & Bar – our budding young chefs Kenny Tse (Monster Kitchen & Bar), Ben Waterston (Les Bistronomes) with one more to be announced soon, will curate a stellar set menu under the guidance of acclaimed Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Paul Wilson. Tickets include three courses with premium wine and beer. Buy tickets here The Good Weekend Quiz: Live The Good… Read More

Good Food Month Sydney: Shannon Martinez does very good vegan

Shannon Martinez

With Sydney Good Food Month taking over the city this October again, it’s time to purge your bodies and get excited for food. Chef Shannon Martinez is joining the movement and getting foodie with 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. We spoke to him about it. How long have you been vegan and why?  I am actually not a Vegan. I think a huge part of my job is being able to experience and try all types of different typed of food and dishes – my job is really experimental. I love cooking vegan food because when I started no one was doing it, no one was really putting in the effort with it here that much. I just love cooking vegan food, I tend to get bored really easily and vegan and vegetarian dishes are a constant challenge to keep creating and generating innovative ideas. It is very scientific – which it makes me feel like each new dish is taking me back to the ‘lab’ to create a cool new challenge What thoughts do you have on how visible and mainstream veganism is now?  It’s great! The fact that it’s all over Instagram, in every paper, all the influencers and celebrities are talking about it – its massive! Beyonce did it for a while and I think she is still partly vegan focused in her lifestyle… that is huge,… Read More

Good Food Month Sydney: A chat with cake master Katherine Sabbath

Katherine Sabbath

Good Food Month is back on in Sydney this October, putting on the best the city has to offer in the way of food and drink. You can see the whole program here to sort yourself out with tickets, but to whet your appetite and get the sweet tooth a’tinglin’, we spoke to Katherine Sabbath, cake boss, about her participation this year and what it’s all about. Why are cakes so popular right now?  Cakes have been popular for centuries! I think the trend nowadays towards more people making exciting cakes or buying exciting cakes is because there’s a much better range and accessibility out there for cake decorating ingredients and tools. Also, technology at out fingertips, such as youtube and Instagram, has opened the door to self-learning (hello to all self-taught bakers!) and inspiration from across the world! What spurred the resurgence of baking and everyone’s love for desserts?  People will always love and celebrate food – it’s at the core of our survival and civilisation. Popular television cooking shows have reiterated to people that cooking brings so much joy to those around you (especially a bespoke birthday cake!), and technology has made learning how to cook more difficult desserts, so much easier! Why does baking do it for you?  I adore baking because you have the ability to create something delicious, beautiful and thoughtful as a special treat to share with others. Oh and it’s a fantastic way to make friends! Give us some tips to tackle trendy bakes? Only bake and decorate cakes with ingredients you enjoy eating (my… Read More

Melbourne Good Food Month feature events you want to try

Woman picking up an Italian canapae

Melbourne’s Custom House is about to become the hub-of-hubs for this year’s Melbourne Good Food Month. With chefs Adam Liaw, Jason Baratt and Nick Mahlook on hand, there’ll be a series of unique dining events that await any hungry foodie. Here’s what’s on: Adam Liaw x Keita Abe When: Wednesday, 12 June, 6:30pm How much: $170 Adam Liaw, television host of Destination Flavour and author of five incredible cookbooks, is inviting Melburnians on a cultural and culinary journey, with Keita Abe from Sydney institution, Chaco Bar. Abe is the master of yakitori, cultivating a cult following with his famous meat skewers, inspired by his native city of Fukuoka, Japan. Tickets include multiple courses with premium wines and beer supplied by James Squire. The Good Food Editor’s Dinner presented by David Jones When: Friday, 14 June, 6:30pm How much: $170 National Good Food Editor Ardyn Bernoth and Chief Restaurant Critic Gemima Cody have assembled the who’s who of the industry, sharing their insights and anecdotes into the wonderful world of food – Jason Barratt, head chef of Halcyon House’s two-hatted restaurant Paper Daisy, Nick Mahlook, whose ocean-to-plate philosophy keeps Melbourne’s The Atlantic Group very busy, and Nikki To, the woman behind the famous food images in the business and the person Australia’s top chefs call when they want to elevate a dish into an icon. Young Chefs Lunch with Marco Pierre White presented by Citi  When: Saturday, 8 June 1:30pm In this special event, Marco Pierre White will host a four-course lunch, prepared by four hotly tipped stars of Melbourne’s culinary scene – Jessica… Read More

5 major things to see and eat this Melbourne Good Food Month

Marco Pierre White - AGE - Epicure

Melbourne Good Food Month is back again from 1-30 June and if previous years have been anything to go by, it’s gonna be a big one. There’s a tonne of stuff on for it, as per usual, this year with some big names like Marco Pierre White, Matt Stone, and Andrew McConnell throwing their tea towels behind it all. Here’s what to see this year. An Evening with Marco Pierre White Wednesday, 5 June 6.30pm Time with MPW will start with a dinner featuring Phil Wood (Pt Leo Estate and Laura, Mornington Peninsula) who will take on Marco’s classics and create them as his own. Tickets include four courses with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire. Osteria Marco Thursday, 6 June 6.30pm A conversation with Marco Pierre White while sharing pasta dishes by Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00, Melbourne) and Joel Valvasori-Pereza (Lulu La Delizia, Perth). The New Vanguard Friday, 7 June 6.30pm Chefs Matt Stone (Oakridge, Yarra Valley) and Paul Iskov (Fervor, Perth) are part of the new chef vanguard putting hyper-local, sustainably sourced produce on the menu. Young Chefs Lunch with Marco Pierre White presented by Citi Saturday, 8 June I 1.30pm Mentored by the master himself Marco Pierre White, Melbourne’s next generation of culinary superstars present an extraordinary lunch. The Young Chefs Lunch showcases the impressive skills of the young guns of the country’s top kitchens, with a three-course lunch with matched wines in the chic surrounds of Good Food Month’s Restaurant at Canvas House.  Sunday Best with Marco Pierre White and Andrew McConnell Sunday, 9 June 1.30pm Marco Pierre White and Andrew McConnell will… Read More

These are the culinary women in food you need to know this Sydney Good Food Month 2018

Salopian Inn lamb

Sydney Good Food Month is almost upon us again – and if previous years are anything to go by, it’s going to be good. As usual, the spread is put on by Citi and will celebrate 20 years of unforgettable food events this October 2018. The flavour-packed, talent-filled program is all about influential chefs and restaurants that have helped shape Australia’s culinary landscape and the talent that will define its bright and exciting future. You can get tickets here. There’s a whole bunch of stuff happening this year all over the city, like the 20th Birthday with Sydney Greats at 6:30pm on Thursday 4 October. With the influential chefs who hold a very special place in Sydney’s heart like Australian dining legends Christine Manfield (Paramount, Universal); Neil Perry (Rockpool, Spice Temple) and Ross Lusted (The Bridge Room), it’s going to be good. And when it comes to the ladies, the Culinary Women of Influence event 6:30pm, Thursday 18 October. You can celebrate some of Australia’s incredible culinary women of influence with a three-course dinner created by Alia Glorie, head chef of hatted Perth institution Billie H, Alanna Sapwell from Saint Peter in Sydney, and Karena Armstrong from The Salopian Inn in McLaren Vale. Hosted by Momofuku Seiobo’s talented General Manager, Kylie Javier-Ashton. “I love the fact that we’re beginning to build our own Australian culinary identity,” says Kylie Javier-Ashton from Momofuku Seibo. “In a world where information is instant and limitless, and cultures everywhere are being blended and blurred, it’s ironic to feel like we… Read More

Good Food Month Sydney turned 20 and looks more delicious than ever

Good Food Month Sydney cake

Just after Melbourne was treated to its own Good Food Month Melbourne, and Canberra celebrated Good Food Month Canberra, at last it’s Sydney’s turn with the return for the 20th year, of Good Food Month Sydney! As usual, along with Citi, the city of Sydney will celebrate 20 years of unforgettable food events this October. The flavour-packed, talent-filled program shines a light on the influential chefs and restaurants that have helped shape Australia’s culinary landscape and the talent that will define its bright and exciting future. This year, they’re taking a retrospective look at how the local and international dining scene has developed over the last 20 years, celebrating the chefs, dishes and restaurants that paved the way and stood the test of time. Hyde Park Palms is a returning pop-up restaurant often associated with Good Food Month Sydney and can be found in the heart of Hyde Park North from 4-21 October. It’s a custom-made Palm Springs-inspired restaurant will play host to conversations with Australian culinary masters Neil Perry, Bill Granger, Christine Manfield, Stephanie Alexander and Ross Lusted. The renowned Sydney Night Noodle Markets will be back, too, starting on 4 October. It will be populated this year by the likes of Gelato Messina, Hoy Pinoy, The Original Korean Twist Potato, Mr Bao, Shallot Thai, Donburi Station, Waffleland, Wonderbao, Donut Papi, Eat Fuh, Puffle, Poklol, Chat Thai, Teppanyaki Noodle, The Wagyu, May’s Malaysian Hawker, Bangkok Street Food, Black Star Pastry, Satay Brothers McHenry Avenue, Grumpy G’s Kitchen, Chinese Dim Sum King, N2 Extreme Gelato,… Read More

Melbourne Good Food Month with 8bit restaurant

8bit burgers

This June in Melbourne, it is Melbourne Good Food Month, which means it’s nothing but quality eating and good vibes around the southern food capital. Presented by Citi, the festival returns with favourites along the length and breadth of a packed programme. This year, Melbourne Good Food Month features heaps of foodiful events, showcasing the very best of Australia’s restaurant industry over 30 delectable days. We spoke to Shayne McCallum of 8bit restaurant in Melbourne who had nothing but the best to ay about the month-long celebration. A post shared by Eat8bit (@eat8bit) on Jun 25, 2018 at 1:10am PDT Melbourne is the food capital of Australia. What are your thoughts on this?  Melbourne is pretty lucky with all its diversity of restaurants & cuisines.  We have so much young, talented hospitality crew doing amazing things & opening great cafes, late night bars, & smart casual diners and the food and beer festivals all year round.  I can easily see, truth in that statement. Are you excited to be a part of the activations in Melbourne this Good Food Month? We were thrilled that we got asked to work with Good Food Month, I have personally done a few gigs with Good Food Month over the years, but it’s the first time 8bit has been a part of it, which we are really stoked about. Obviously, it’s all about the best of what you do, but are there any secrets or surprises in-store for fans? We are bringing some of our best-selling burgers & our waffle fries to this event, we don’t sell the waffle fries in store, so it… Read More

Good Food Month kicks off in Melbourne with the city’s best restaurants

Melbourne Good Food Month bar

With summer now a distant memory thanks to the temperature dipping into single digits, what better way to get over the winter blues than with a glass of red and food from some of Australia’s top chefs at this month’s Good Food Month Melbourne? And we all know if there’s one thing Melbourne does well, it’s food and wine. For the next two weeks, Melbourne Palms, a palms-inspired pop up restaurant nestled right in the action of Federation Square will play host to exciting events with home-grown culinary greats including a stellar line-up. Join the likes of Alla Wolf-Tasker from The Lake House, Daylesford and Andrew McConnell (Supernormal, Cumulus, Cutler & Co., Melbourne), a pasta party with Andreas Papadakis of Tipo 00, Melbourne, Mitch Orr (ACME, Sydney) and Joel Valvasori-Pereza(Lulu La Delizia, Perth), and a fish butchery masterclass with Josh Niland (Saint Peter, Sydney), just to name a few. There’s even still a few highlights for the month still available, like Brunch with Josh Niland (Sunday 17 June, 10.30am, $70), One Fish, One Chef with Josh Niland (Sunday 17 June, 2pm, $80?), Date Night with 8-Bit & Glacé Frozen (Friday 22 June, 6.30pm, $60?) and Cutler & Co: An evening at the Cutler & Co Bar (Wednesday 20 June, $75) that includes an incredible offering. Josh Niland’s brunch is with the two-hatted chef, the seafood king behind Saint Peter in Sydney’s Paddington and winner of the 2018 Good Food Guide’s ‘Best New Restaurant of the Year’ award. You’ll hear about his strong focus on the importance of locally sourced, sustainable food and inspiration behind his expertly crafted sustainable seafood dishes,… Read More