Sydney’s Good Food Month, presented by Citi, will commence the first week of January with an incredible line-up of one-off experiences, masterclasses, and stand-out culinary collaborations to explore.
Featuring some of the biggest names on the Australian dining scene, this week’s curation of exclusive events will span some of New South Wales’ top restaurants – both in Sydney and regionally:
Every Wednesday from 5th January
Be transported to the streets of Mexico every Wednesday at The Butler Potts Point 4pm–9pm from 5th January, at Juanita’s Cantina Pop-Up, where Head Chef Amber Doig will showcase authentic Mexican street food.
Explore the unique flavours of Peruvian–Japanese fusion food, Nikkei, at Nikkei Nights at Tequila Mockingbird every Wednesday in January, where Head Chef, Will Quartel, has designed a bespoke five-course menu. With a heavy focus on seafood, the exclusive menu features Japanese sushi buoyed by Peru’s thriving fishing industry, mixing perfectly with the ceviche that sits at the heart of many Peruvian menus.
Every Wednesday and Thursday from 5th and 6th January
The culinary wizards at Ovolo Woolloomooloo have put together a tantalising three-course vegan menu in Alibi, which will showcase the exciting collaborations with native producers, whilst embracing the plant-based approach to Alibi’s food offerings.
Every Thursday from 6th January
Esteban Restaurant & Bar’s Butcher’s Dinner Series every Thursday in January will feature a one-off set menu, showcasing their favourite premium cuts paired with a specially curated cocktail list built around small batch Tequila brand, Fortaleza. Guests will also be joined on the floor by representatives from Andrews Meats, and Tequila expert Shayne Silver from Vanguard Spirits, where they will have the opportunity to talk to their hosts about the produce on their plate and be guided through the four-course beverage list.
Meat lovers will also be able to enjoy an exclusive AGED Experience menu at The Meat & Wine Co’s various locations daily throughout January.
For culinary enthusiasts who like to learn while indulging, Pipit is sharing a digital masterclass series featuring their unique house-made duck salumi.
You can also enjoy fine dining for less, courtesy of Good Food Month, with Ho Jiak offering a three-course Tasting Menu at $70 per person, and a Vegetarian Tasting Menu at $60 per person daily throughout January, while Mosman’s Public Dining Room is offering a $42 set menu of roasted king salmon with an array of sides, served with your choice of wine or a Peroni from Monday to Friday throughout January.
Every Friday and Saturday from 8th and 9th January
Margan Wines & Restaurant will host The Twilight Margan Experience every Friday and Saturday throughout January. At the Hunter Valley location, you’ll enjoy a refreshing estate-grown and made Vermouth Cocktail in the Margan Restaurant Kitchen Garden as the sun sets over the vineyards and the Brokenback Range.
Featuring a behind-the-scenes tour, you’ll learn how Margan’s single vineyard and sustainably farmed wines are made, whilst enjoying a tasting of yet-to-be-released wines from the tank and barrel. This special experience will wrap up with a five-course degustation dinner in the Margan Restaurant, showcasing the best of their estate-grown produce including vegetables, fruit, free-range eggs, olives, honey and lamb.
Every Saturday from 8th January
Kid Kyoto will kick off Yama Yama Saturdays! on 8th January from 12pm–4pm, offering a bespoke tasting menu and bottomless Yama Yama’s (their most popular signature cocktail) for two hours for $85 per person.
Sunday, 9th January
Restaurant Botanica brings the perfect excuse to get out of Sydney, with a four-course long table lunch at the beautiful Spicers Vineyards Estate in the heart of the Hunter Valley, held on 9th January.
Borrodell will bring together two of Orange’s most sought-after foodie experiences: pastries and coffee from Racine Bakery, and views and vineyard drops from Borrodell Estate for An Afternoon of Racine Bakery on the Grounds of Borrodell. Starting on Sunday, 9th January, guests will be able to take in the best views in the region while grazing Racine’s famous pastries, savouring Borrodell’s award-winning wine, and listening to local acoustic musicians play from 3pm–6pm each Sunday throughout January.
“Foodies are spoiled for choice during this first week of Sydney Good Food Month. We’re incredibly excited to begin this year by celebrating the incredible dining scene, artisan producers, and world-class chef and restaurant talent,” says Venessa Cowell, Head of Nine Food Events.
“People have been very enthusiastic about dining out, supporting the hospitality industry and creating unique and memorable moments after a challenging year, and this is just the beginning of what is set to be a spectacular month to remember.”
Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience: Thursday, 13th January
That’s a’Mare: Food of the Italian Coast presented by Celebrity Cruises
The program of events for the second week of Sydney Good Food Month includes a once-in-a-lifetime luxe dining experience as the country’s most revered chefs in Italian cuisine join forces to host a headline event: That’s a’Mare: Food of the Italian Coast presented by Celebrity Cruises.
Australia’s masters of regional Italian cuisine – Melbourne’s Guy Grossi, a’Mare’s own Alessandro Pavoni, Pilu at Freshwater’s Giovanni Pilu, and NOMAD’s Jacqui Challinor – will take diners on a culinary journey of Italy’s coastline, in the stunning waterside setting of a’Mare at Barangaroo. Bringing a true taste of Sardinia, Liguria, and more to Sydney, this is the first time these acclaimed four chefs have collaborated on a menu.
For the full program, event details and to purchase tickets, go to goodfoodmonth.com
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