Sydney Good Food Month returns for the 22nd year this October, celebrating the very best of NSW culinary talent

Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Sydney this October for the 22nd year, with tickets for the feature events on sale 9am Thursday, 17 September at

This year’s programme shines a light on newly published authors Danielle Alvarez (Fred’s Paddington) and Elizabeth Hewson (FINK Group) for some feel-good dining experiences; seafood stalwarts Steve Hodges, John Susman and Neil Perry are dusting off their aprons and bringing down the house at Eleven Bridge; Icebergs Dining Room & Bar are taking guests on a trip to Naples; and everyone’s favourite Saturday morning ritual – The Good Weekend Quiz – is going live for the very first time.

Presenting Partner Citi is offering their customers a 20% discount on tickets to the feature events, when customers pay with a Citi card. Tickets are limited and are available until the allocation is exhausted.

Venessa Cowell, Head of Nine Food Events, said: “This year’s Good Food Month celebrates the crucial role that food plays in our lives – not just as a form of nourishment, but a necessary source of connection.

“It has been a truly challenging year for hospitality; chefs, restaurants, producers and suppliers devastated by the impact of bushfires, floods and now the global pandemic. We are honoured that we can support local culinary talent and provide special dining experiences for Sydneysiders, in a safe and socially responsible manner”.

As a result, this year Good Food Month will be donating a portion of ticket sales to chosen charities, with $5 per ticket donated to a charity of each of the feature event chefs’ choosing, including OzHarvest, R U OK & Hope Delivery.

In addition, Nine and Citi, Good Food Month’s Presenting Partner, will match the amount donated through ticket sales at the end of Good Food Month to further support the industry and chefs’ chosen charities.

Regional and city venues running small capacity events will be supported more than ever this year as part of the umbrella program of events, Friends of Good Food Month, which will be announced in the coming weeks, along with an exciting update on the Night Noodle Markets – as never seen before.

“It’s more important than ever to support the hospitality industry, and what better way than to get involved in one of the exciting events that form part of the Good Food Month calendar for 2020. It might look a little different this year, but our restaurant partners should be applauded for their resilience and innovation as they continue to live up to Sydney’s world-class reputation as a dining destination,” said Samantha Elliott, Head of Digital Sales and Marketing at Citi Australia.

Events this year will look a little different as we implement the highest standards of COVID-19 safety measures as recommended by the NSW Government and NSW Health.

A number of initiatives have been implemented including reduced venue capacities, all events will have fewer than 100 guests, restrictions on group bookings, no shared tables between mixed parties, minimum 1.5m distance between tables, staggered arrival times for guests, temperature checks for guests and staff plus the team are working together with restaurant partners to ensure the highest levels of hygiene and cleaning are implemented to make sure guests feel comfortable and enjoy the experience safely.


As the official whisky of Good Food Month, Melbourne’s own Starward is pleased to be serving up their liquid gold to guests at the feature events* in Sydney. Shaken, stirred or served tall, all to match Good Food Month dining events. Whisky with dinner is no longer off the table.

*Starward whisky will be served at all feature events, excluding A Night in Napoli.


Tickets on sale 9am Thursday, 17 September at

Always Add Lemon: An Intimate Dining Experience with Danielle Alvarez

The Apartment at Hotel Centennial, cnr Victoria Ave and Oxford St, Woollahra NSW 2025

12:30pm Lunch or 6:30pm Dinner, Sunday 18 October

Having trained at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry then securing a highly competitive position at Alice Water’s iconic Chez Panisse, Danielle Alvarez is currently the Head Chef of two-hat restaurant Fred’s in Paddington. Join her for a truly special dining experience this October to celebrate the launch of her new book, Always Add Lemon.

Tickets $170pp incl. two-courses with matched wine, one signed copy of Always Add Lemon by Danielle Alvarez.

A Night in Napoli at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Arrival times between 6:30pm–8:30pm, Wednesday, 21 October

Dreaming of summer in Italy? Let Icebergs Dining Room and Bar bring the culinary holiday to you. The iconic Bondi address and highly awarded restaurant will be transformed for one night only with a menu inspired by the flavours, wine, and music from one of Italy’s most unique and dynamic food-driven cities – Naples.

Tickets $170pp incl. a feasting-style menu and a drink on arrival. Guests can purchase further drinks from a curated drinks menu throughout the evening.

Hook, Wine & Drinker

Eleven Bridge by Rockpool Events, 11 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000

6:30pm, Friday 23 October

They’re the seafood stalwarts who collectively have over 100 years experience cooking seafood, and know everything there is to know about fish, from hook to plate. Steve Hodges is teaming up with John Susman and Neil Perry for a seafood spectacular at Eleven Bridge, for Good Food Month. Expect premium-grade oysters, chardy and plenty of laughs. Hodges has more raw tales to tell than all of the fish tails in the Pacific, so we know this is going to be a shucklingly memorable dinner to experience.

Tickets $190pp incl. oysters and chardonnay on arrival, followed by a seafood feast, wine and beer.

Image Credit: Nikki To

Saturday Night Pasta

Eleven Bridge by Rockpool Events, 11 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000

6:30pm, Saturday 24 October

All you knead is love. Welcome to the world of Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Hewson, an accomplished home-cook who believes that the humble act of making pasta can be a form of therapy for the modern-day food lover… and it comes with delicious results. To celebrate the release of Lizzie’s second cookbook, Saturday Night Pasta: Recipes and self-care rituals for the home cook, Lizzie will work with the Rockpool team to bring the recipes to the kitchen at Eleven Bridge. Prepare for an irresistible and comforting multi-course pasta dinner with matched wine and beer, with the night set to the Saturday Night Playlist – the sultry sounds of classic American jazz – Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone and Louis Armstrong.

Tickets $150pp incl. multiple courses with matched wine and beer and a signed copy of Saturday Night Pasta by Elizabeth Hewson.

The Good Weekend Quiz Live at Eleven Bridge

A special quiz designed to test your knowledge of food, drinks and Australia’s dining history.

Eleven Bridge by Rockpool Events, 11 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000

6.30pm, Sunday 25 October and 6.30pm, Monday 26 October

Everyone’s favourite Saturday morning ritual is going live – Good Weekend’s The Quiz trivia masters have teamed up with Good Food’s restaurant critics to curate a culinary quiz that will put your knowledge to the test. To keep the teams fair, tables will be sold in blocks of six – so book your tickets with your brains trust and start planning your team name now.

Tickets $140pp incl. snacks, main course and dessert by Rockpool, plus wine and beer.

Young Chefs Lunch presented by Citi at Alibi Bar & Kitchen

Alibi Bar & Kitchen, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

12:30pm, Saturday 31 October

The Young Chefs Lunch is a Good Food Month legacy that proudly features in every program. It’s the culinary event that shines a light on the up and coming chefs of the city’s best kitchens and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their know-how – and their unique flair. This year, the brief is to go green. Our young chefs will execute a fine plant-based lunch, and we’re more than excited to see what our young guns present.

Tickets $130pp incl. three plant-based courses with wine and beer.

Pay with a Citi card and receive 20% off the ticket price. Terms and conditions are as follows:

20% discount valid for Citi cardholders only. Offer valid only for tickets purchased online from 9am AEST Thursday, 17 September 2020 until 9am AEST Thursday, 1 October 2020 or until Citi allocation is sold out.

Limit of 6 tickets per transaction. Tickets must be purchased using a Citi card. Offer is subject to availability, see Good Food Month website for full terms and conditions.

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