Full programme of events announced
Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Brisbane this November, bringing together some of Australia’s biggest names for a celebration of the senses. Shining a light on home-grown talent, exceptional produce and the power of culinary collaborations for the seventh year running, Good Food Month goes on sale 9am AEST Thursday, 22 October at goodfoodmonth.com.
Brisbane Good Food Month will see chef Alanna Sapwell bring her Noosa pop-up, Esmay, to Brisbane’s Baja Restaurant across two dates in November. Adam Wolfers of Gerard’s Bistro, Alex Munoz of Labart and Louis Tikaram are set to reunite for one night at Tikaram’s Stanley Restaurant to reminisce on their time together at Sydney’s Bentley whilst putting on a delightfully nostalgic dinner party. Culinary talents will collide as the skilful team at Donna Chang combine forces with the gelato gods of Gelato Messina for a yum cha high tea like no other. The Young Chefs Lunch presented by Citi will transform into a vegetarian affair for the first time in Brisbane Good Food Month history at ZA ZA TA Bar & Kitchen at Ovolo The Valley.
The Friends of Good Food Month event series also returns with a programme of inspiring dining experiences. Leading Brisbane restaurants and bars, including Montrachet, The Golden Pig and Three Blue Ducks, are set to host unique events to best showcase their culinary excellence.
Venessa Cowell, Head of Nine Food Events said: “We’re thrilled to return to Brisbane for our seventh sensational year in the River City. This year’s programme celebrates the homegrown talent that Queenslanders are so fortunate to have on their doorstep. Brisbane’s ever-growing dining scene has never tasted so good and we’re proud to be able to shine a light on the rising young talent of the industry, as well as bring together some of the most awarded chefs for a flavour-packed month of dining experiences”.
Presenting Partner Citi is offering their customers a 20% discount on tickets to the feature events, when customers pay with a Citi card. Tickets for each event are limited.
“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. Brisbane punches above its weight when it comes to delivering an exceptional culinary experience, and its restaurants deserve applause for their resilience and innovation in a challenging year,” said Samantha Elliott, Head of Digital Sales and Marketing at Citi Australia.
Events this year will look a little different as Good Food Month implements the highest standards of COVID-19 safety measures as recommended by Queensland Health. Initiatives include reduced venue capacities, restrictions on group bookings, no shared tables between mixed parties, minimum 1.5m distance between tables, and staggered arrival times for guests, 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.
STARWARD SHAKES UP THE GOOD FOOD DINING TABLE
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 Brisbane. Shaken, stirred or served tall, all to match Good Food Month dining events. Whisky with dinner is no longer off the table.
Esmay Pop-Up | Baja Restaurant | $120
Arrivals between 12:30pm–1.30pm, Sunday 22 November & Arrivals between 6:30pm–7:30pm, Monday 23 November
Chef Alanna Sapwell, previously the head chef of Arc and Saint Peter, has been delighting Queenslanders with her three month pop-up – Esmay in Noosa. Esmay embraces the ethos of Alanna’s cooking and celebrates Queensland’s produce with a nostalgic twist. Together with Alanna, we didn’t quite want Esmay to be over yet so we have teamed up to bring an Esmay pop-up to Brisbane for 2 days only. Tickets include multiple courses with matched wines.
The Reunion at Stanley | Stanley Restaurant | $180
7:00pm, Wednesday 25 November
They all worked together early on in their respective careers under Brent Savage at Sydney’s Bentley Restaurant. Now they head up some of Queensland’s best restaurants and are reuniting for one night. Join Adam Wolfers from Gerard’s Bistro and Alex Munoz at Labart together with Louis Tikaram at his restaurant, Stanley, where they will create a fun and delicious menu from their roots! Tickets include multiple courses with wine and beer.
Young Chefs Lunch presented by Citi at ZA ZA TA Bar & Kitchen | $130
12:30pm, Saturday 28 November
Following the success of Sydney’s plant-based Young Chefs Lunch, with tickets selling out in record time, we will be celebrating all things vegetarian with talented Young Chefs from around Brisbane. Get an insight into Brisbane’s up-and-coming chef talent and support our young chefs whilst feasting on inspired creations. Tickets include three courses, wine and beer.
Yum Cha High Tea | Donna Chang | $100
12:00pm, Sunday 29 November
Combining the talents of one of Brisbane’s most popular restaurants at Donna Chang with Australia’s favourite gelato geniuses at Gelato Messina, join us for a one-off Yum Cha High Tea hybrid! You can expect all the delicious dumplings along with custom creations from Gelato Messina. Tickets include dumplings, gelato and a whisky cocktail by Starward.
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, 22 October, 2020 until 9am AEST Thursday, 5 November , 2020 or Citi allocation is sold out. Limit of 6 tickets per transaction. Tickets must be purchased using a Citi card. Offer only applicable to Citi branded cards and the linked Diners card, Citi issued partner cards are not included and will not be accepted at checkout. Offer is subject to availability, see full terms and conditions for all details.
Brisbane Good Food Month | Friends of Good Food Month Events
The Golden Pig Restaurant | Banquet Lunch
12:00pm–4:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays throughout November | $45
Every Friday and Saturday throughout October, you can treat yourself to a lunch banquet at The Golden Pig Restaurant for just $45. Expect silky soft house-made bao buns filled with crispy king prawns and green chilli mayo, tender red duck curry, crisp fish salad with green mango and top it all off with a complimentary glass of beer or wine.
Montrachet | Montrachet Dinner
6:30pm–10:30pm, Thursday 19 November | $499
Celebrate Good Food Month the French way at Montrachet with a specially curated four-course menu with matched premium wines in the Montrachet private dining room on Thursday 19 November.
The North Room | Spring by the Pacific
12:30pm–4:00pm, Sunday 8 November | $110
Enjoy the perfect long Sunday lunch at The North Room this Good Food Month as chef Tim Stewart puts on an exciting spread showcasing local, seasonal seafood and native ingredients.
Patina at Customs House | Bugs & Bubbles Brunch
10:00am–12:00pm, Sunday 22 November | $90
Sit back on the terrace overlooking the Brisbane River this Good Food Month as the team from Patina at Customs House put on their Bugs & Bubbles three-course brunch that will hero local Moreton Bay bugs. Wash down the delectable menu with two hours of free-flowing Prosecco and Bloody Mary cocktails.
Motorwagen | Motorwagen North & South Wine Dinner
6:00pm–10:00pm, Friday 20 November | $140
Celebrate local suppliers and show your support for our friends in Victoria from Soumah of Yarra Valley at the Motorwagen North & South Wine dinner this November. Enjoy a five-course menu with matched wines and hear from some of Motorwagen’s produce suppliers at this special one-off dinner event.
Red Hook | Red Hook × Fenn Foods
12–3pm, Saturday 7 November | $45 for 2 people
Red Hook has joined forces with award-winning chef Alejandro Cancino to present a lunch menu featuring products from his vegan food company – Fenn Foods, done Red Hook-style.
Three Blue Ducks | Cook Like a Duck
2:00pm–6:00pm, Sunday 29 November | $165
Spend your Sunday afternoon with Three Blue Ducks Brisbane Head Chef Jensen Brouwer, as he takes you through a hands-on culinary journey of his favourite Three Blue Ducks recipes before you sit down together and enjoy an early dinner overlooking the iconic Brisbane River with the backdrop of a stunning Queensland sunset.
Walter’s Steakhouse | Tribute: 3 Martini Lunch
12:00pm–3:00pm, Wednesdays throughout November | $149
Enjoy a three course banquet created by head chef Gert Pretorius this Good Food Month at Walter’s Steakhouse with three matched martinis that pay homage to the botanical legacy of the restaurant’s namesake – Sir Walter Hill (the original curator of Brisbane City Botanical Gardens).
The Gresham Bar | Brined Thursdays
12:00pm–8:00pm, Thursdays throughout November | From $18
Every Thursday throughout November, get briny with The Gresham. Think freshly shucked oysters and martinis.
Popolo | Popolo Picnics
From 6:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays throughout November | $135
Let Popolo set up a romantic picnic for you and your loved one on the River Quay Green, overlooking the Brisbane River and the city skyline. With cushions and rugs provided, enjoy a lavish menu including a half dozen oysters, antipasti platter and cheese board.
Mamasan | Chandon in Bloom
12:00pm–3:00pm, daily from 6 November | $89
This November, Mamasan presents their Chandon tasting menu experience as part of Friends of Good Food Month. Daily from midday to 3.00pm you can indulge in a special five-course lunch tasting menu paired with Chandon sparkling wine.
Mamasan | Chandon Apéro Hour
3:00pm–5:00pm daily from 6 November | From $16
Sip rosé cocktails and sparkling wine from Mamasan’s Chandon in Bloom Aperitif Menu and savour perfectly paired small bites at sunset – daily throughout November.
PourBoy | Live Love Local Lunch
10:00am–1:30pm daily throughout November | $30
Celebrate local farmers, fisherman, suppliers and producers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes throughout 2020 to keep the hospitality industry alive. Daily for the entire month of November, PourBoy are showcasing Queensland’s vibrant produce at its best with a $30 lunch special including a glass of Symphony Hill wine or Newstead Brewery beer.
Motorwagen | Good Food Month Lunch
12:00pm–2:00pm daily throughout November | $45
Sit back, relax and for just $45 per person, enjoy a main and a glass of wine and finish with a coffee at Motorwagen daily throughout November for their special Good Food Month lunch offering.
Three Blue Ducks | Good Food Month Cocktail
5:30pm–9:00pm daily throughout November
Celebrate Good Food Month with a complimentary cocktail on arrival when you dine at Three Blue Ducks throughout November.
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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PURCHASING GOOD FOOD MONTH FEATURE EVENT TICKETS
Good Food Month has implemented a number of initiatives including reduced venue capacities, restrictions on group bookings, no shared tables between mixed parties, minimum distances between tables and staggered arrival times for guests.
In order to adhere to social distancing regulations in line with venue capacity limits, tickets for Good Food Month feature events are available to purchase in groups of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 varying between events with no shared tables between mixed parties. Table configurations are limited so all tickets must be purchased together at the time of booking to ensure you are seated together with your friends and family. Visit goodfoodmonth.com for specific booking requirements for each feature event.
The safety and well-being of guests, staff, partners, suppliers and the community is of utmost importance. Good Food Month will continue to closely monitor recommendations from State and Federal Governments and have implemented appropriate COVID-19 Safety and Business Plans with a view to mitigate the risk of COVID transmission.
If you have been unwell, recently returned from overseas or unsure if you have recently visited a COVID-19 hotspot, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to purchasing event tickets.
Brisbane Good Food Month – November