Top 5 events at Canberra Good Food Month in 2021

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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

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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.

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Young Chefs Dinner presented by Citi

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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.

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The Good Weekend Quiz: Live

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The Good Food Special Edition, designed to test your knowledge of food, drinks and Australia’s dining history

6:30pm | Tuesday, 23 March | The Boat House | $140

Good Weekend’s The Quiz trivia masters have teamed up with Good Food’s restaurant critics to present The Good Weekend Quiz: Live. Good Food Month is bringing Rockpool Bar & Grill Executive Chef, Corey Costelloe, to lake-side paradise, The Boat House. You and your team will graze on Corey’s phenomenal snacks before indulging in a main meal that’s so good, even Parliament will have to take recess. To keep things fair, tickets are on sale for teams of eight only, so choose your brainstrust wisely. Tickets include snacks, main and dessert with premium wine and beer.

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Five Hats. Two Chefs. One Kitchen – Sixpenny x Aubergine

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Sittings from 6:30pm | Monday, 22 March | Aubergine | $360

Our exclusive final event for Canberra Good Food Month. Aubergine’s Chef Patron, Ben Willis, is opening his kitchen to Aaron Ward of three hatted Sydney restaurant, Sixpenny. Together, they will bring you an evening of seven phenomenal courses, matched with EPIC wines, showcasing why this duo are at the top of Australia’s culinary elite. 

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Monster Kitchen & Bar | New World Vegetarian | 6:00pm – 9:30pm, 16 March | $120

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Join Monster Kitchen & Bar’s Executive Chef Paul Wilson for a specially curated all-vegetarian culinary journey rooted around a deep respect for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and conscious consumption. Sit back and enjoy uniquely fresh dishes such as watermelon “sashimi” with avocado & wasabi mousse, wakame cracker and garden radish created by Wilson, who sharpened his knives as Sous Chef at Denmark’s acclaimed Geranium, a three Michelin-starred restaurant and ranked number 5 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2019, and most recently as Executive Chef at Orpheus Island Lodge’s renowned restaurant on the Great Barrier Reef.

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