Canberra Good Food Month presented by Citi returns this March

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday, 25 February. 

Canberra Good Food Month presented by Citi will safely return to Canberra this March, celebrating the very best of the capital city for the seventh sensational year. Tickets are on sale 9am AEST, Thursday, 25 February at

This year’s programme celebrates culinary collaborations between homegrown industry talent from different corners of the country as Alanna Sapwell and Analiese Gregory bring Sapwell’s Esmay to life at Bar Rochford; a talented line-up of young chefs unite to put on a fine vegetarian spread at Ovolo Nishi’s Monster Kitchen & Bar; and Rockpool Bar & Grill’s Executive Chef Corey Costelloe joins forces with the teams from Good Weekend and Good Food to bring The Good Weekend Quiz: Live to Canberra for the first time.

Venessa Cowell, Head of Nine Food Events, said: “After an unprecedented year of constant change and upheaval, more than ever before, the importance of supporting the Canberra hospitality and dining industry is at the front and centre of our minds. Over the past seven years since Good Food Month started in Canberra, the industry has blossomed supported by avid Canberrans who value great food, service and dining experiences. This year, not just throughout the month of March, but at every opportunity, in any way you can, together let’s throw our support behind the venues that we love and those we take for granted as being part of the fabric of Canberra, cafés and restaurants, special occasion or Friday night pizzeria/takeaway favourites. Let’s mindfully support the industry that we are so rightfully proud of, this month and every month of 2021.”

Presenting Partner Citi is offering their customers a 20% discount on feature event tickets when customers pay with a Citi card. T&Cs apply.

Samantha Elliott, Head of Digital Sales and Marketing at Citi, said: “Citi customers love to dine out, and with travel being difficult at the moment it’s the perfect excuse to explore the culinary adventures available in your local city. Good Food Month will provide the perfect reason to try that new restaurant or head to one of the excellent events we have on offer, including the Young Chefs Dinner presented by Citi, which spotlights new industry talent.”

The Friends of Good Food Month event series showcases the very best in drink and dine across the ACT region, and comprises bespoke dining experiences as curated by the industry. The full programme of events will be announced Monday, 1 March.

General admission tickets on sale 9am AEST, Thursday 25 February at

Alanna Sapwell × Analiese Gregory × 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.

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Image credit: Zachary Griffith

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 takeover 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
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 lakeside 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 brains trust wisely. Tickets include snacks, main and dessert with premium wine and beer.

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Win a table for you and 7 friends at the Good Weekend Quiz: Live, thanks to Celebrity Cruises! Celebrity Cruises is giving away a table for eight to attend the Good Weekend Quiz: Live, valued at $1,120! Keep an eye out on the Celebrity Cruises Facebook and Instagram for more information. T&Cs apply.

As a proud partner of Canberra Good Food Month this year, Celebrity Cruises will be sharing what sets the luxurious Celebrity experience apart from the rest, making them the most revered culinary offering at sea. From Michelin-star chef menus, inspired by, and locally sourced from, the amazing regions they visit, to the most awarded wine list at sea – served by the largest on board sommelier team in the world – and the values of diversity, inclusion, sustainability, and outstanding service that underpin it all. Get ready to challenge your perceptions of a cruise holiday, as Celebrity Cruises pushes boundaries to a new tantalising level.

Capital Brewing Co. is proud to once again partner with Good Food Month providing the highest quality, locally brewed beer to complement the amazing feature event dining experiences.

Heaps Normal is proud to be served at all Canberra Good Food Month feature events this year. Heaps Normal brews real beer without the hangover. Whether you’re cutting back or sober, cheers to making it heaps normal to enjoy a great tasting beer.

Mr Black will be shaking things up this Canberra Good Food Month, with their signature Espresso Martinis available at all feature events.

After much considered planning, Nine Food Events are unfortunately unable to move forward with the Canberra Night Noodle Markets in 2021, due to the impacts on large-scale events from COVID-19. Nine Food Events hope to be able to deliver the event in a safe and socially responsible way, while maintaining the much-loved event experience, in 2022.

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