Good Food Month presented by Citi expands its alluring 2019 event programme with festival favourites Let’s Do Lunch, presented by New Zealand fine wine producer Church Road, and Friends of Good Food Month .
The much-loved Let’s Do Lunch series returns at some of Sydney’s Good Food Guide hatted restaurants serving lunch experiences at a specially curated price of $45pp, including a glass of Church Road wine, beer or soft drink. Participating restaurants like Nomad, Pilu at Freshwater and Cirrus are just a few of the crème de la crème venues taking part and all synonymous with quality dining experiences in Australia.
This year, the series is presented by Church Road, the award-winning winery based in New Zealand’s renowned Hawke’s Bay that has recently become more widely available in New South Wales and nationally.
Chris Scott, Church Road’s Chief Winemaker, said: “We’re excited to be a part of the legendary Let’s Do Lunch series, and feel it’s a wonderful pairing to have Church Road’s fine wines enjoyed at some of Sydney’s best establishments”.
The 2019 Friends of Good Food Month event series sees leading restaurants curate and host unique experiences to best showcase their culinary excellence. This year’s participants include the likes of Chiswick at the Gallery – celebrating their 5th birthday in residency at the gallery, Crows Nest Festival – where guests will find a diverse fusion of beverage and food offerings to enjoy, and the newly opened Reign Champagne Parlour & Bar where guests will enjoy four delicious shared courses (and bottomless bubbles fit for a queen). Now in its 21st year, Good Food Month is famed for bringing together talented chefs and dynamic flavours from a local and international stage. The Good Food Month feature events have been met by a record-breaking response, while the Night Noodle Markets are set to take Sydneysiders on a vibrant flavour journey through Asia, from 11-18 October.
Let’s Do Lunch presented by Church Road events
NOMAD | Wednesdays – Fridays throughout October | $45
Here guests will enjoy two of NOMAD’s signature dishes and a glass of Church Road wine (or beer). Sit on their iconic kitchen bar and watch the action unfold (two guests only) or relax in the popular dining room, suitable for up to 38 guests.
Bentley Restaurant + Bar | Mondays – Fridays throughout October | $45
Guests to this event will join the two-hatted Bentley Restaurant + Bar for an incredible main course & a glass of Church Road wine this Let’s Do Lunch.
Cirrus | Mondays – Fridays throughout October | $45
Diners to the Cirrus event will enjoy a main course & a glass of Church Road wine for just $45 at the opulent, two-hatted Cirrus.
The Restaurant Pendolino | Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout October | $45
The Restaurant Pendolino is offering a special menu for their event, inspired by their head chef Nino’s recently released and highly anticipated cookbook, Venetian Republic, which celebrates the cuisine of the Veneto, Adriatic Croatia and the Greek Islands.
Bistro Guillaume Sydney | Mondays – Fridays throughout October | $45
It’s Belle Époque at Bistro Guillaume. This event will offer guests a wonderful opportunity to enjoy their breathtaking interiors while enjoying lunch & a glass of Church Road wine.
Pilu at Freshwater | Tuesdays – Fridays throughout October | $45
A perfect opportunity to experience the incredible breath-taking views at Pilu’s famous restaurant overlooking Freshwater Beach. They have been consistently awarded two chefs hats by The National Good Food Guide so this is not an event to be missed!
Sagra Restaurant | Saturdays throughout October | $45
Sagra Restaurant are set to surprise and delight guests, with antipasti and a main course, plus a glass of Church Road wine, any Saturday in October.
Pearls on the Beach | Thursdays & Fridays throughout October | $45
For 13 years, Pearls has provided endless memorable dining experiences. Here guests can enjoy their outstanding, yet approachable, food with a glass of Church Road wine. Friends of Good Food Month Events
Lavendra | Anglo – Indian Exploration | Tuesday, 1 October, from 6pm | $79
Lavendra’s event will explore the differences behind what diners know of British Indian Cuisine and Anglo–Indian Cuisine. The menu focuses on the writings of Arthur Robert Kennedy and his book ‘Notes from Madras’. The book was widely used by people visiting India for an easier way to assimilate and familiarise with Indian cuisines.
Loluk Bistro | Raclette Night | Tuesday, 1 October, 6-10pm| $49
Expertly guiding guests tastebuds to France this Good Food Month, Loluk Bistro will see the event unfold with tastings of Raclette cheese and all you can eat profiteroles, for the special price of $49. The price also includes a plate of incredible charcuterie featuring bresaola, coppa, saucisson, ham off the bone and prosciutto.
WaazWaan | Tastes of Kashmir | Tuesday, 1 October, from 6pm | $69
Ready to prepare a feast of 25 – 36 dishes for guests is a regular occurrence for the WaazWaan’s chefs. The chefs would start cooking at midnight the night before and continue to cook all the way through to the next day. This event will be the WaazWaan mini version – where they will serve ten of the most popular dishes from
this feast, focusing on the Kashmiri culture and bringing vibrant dishes to guests plates.
Little Red Robin Restaurant & Wine Bar | Sustainable Game Dinner | Thursday, 3 October, 6:30-10:30pm | $125
Tim Talam (Masterchef) of VIC’S Premium Meats joins Alberto Ranalli (head chef Little Red Robin) to present the ‘Sustainable Game Meat Dinner’. Guests will enjoy a bespoke menu of sustainable game meat curated by Tim & Alberto, plus a Q&A with Tim. There will also be matched premium European wines by Alessandro Nelli
(Owner Little Red Robin) to enjoy alongside the menu.
WILDfest | Wild Harvest Feast with Guest Chef Lennox Hastie | Saturday, 5 October, 5-10pm | $375
Join guest chef Lennox Hastie, of Sydney’s two-hatted Firedoor, for a five-course feast in the picturesque Southern Highlands. Complete with locally farmed and freshly foraged wild harvest produce, all the senses will be indulged while guests relax on the banks of the Southern Highlands’ Wingecarribee River. And of course, dinner will be served with matched award-winning local wines.
Clove Lane | Paul Bocuse Tribute Dinner – 50% of Proceeds to Camp Quality | Thursday, 10 October, 7-10pm| $150
The Clove Lane event will be a five-course shared ‘feed me’ degustation dinner like no other. The menu has been carefully curated in collaboration with resident chef/owner Emile Avramides and guest chef Matthew Butcher. Dishes will pay tribute to the late Paul Bocuse in the style “nouvelle cuisine”, championing fresh ingredients of the highest quality.
No.5 Restaurant & Bar | Sake Dinner Night | Thursday 10 and Thursday 24 October, 6-10pm | $110
Guests of this event will enjoy a seven-course modern Australian – with Asian influence – dinner with matching sake and umeshu.
SOUTH on Albany | Sunday Seafood Feast with Local Wine | Sunday, 13 October, 12-4pm | $130
Featuring delicious canapés to start, followed by three courses, the event will showcase the very best local and international seasonal produce. Each course will be matched with a glass of wine from a local winery including tastings of back-vintage wines as well.
Australian Design Centre | Crafty Dining in East Sydney | Thursday, 17 October, 6:30-9:30pm | $105
The Sydney Connection is proud to present their Good Food Month Crafty Dining experience. The event will be taking place in the Eastern suburbs, showcasing the rich variety of contemporary furniture design, vintage fashion and dining options. Indulge in a cocktail created by Dulcie’s Bohemian Salon, treats by Sydney favourite Lankan Filling Station, mushroom arancini by Toki Italian Inspired, and delicious, handmade Kakawa chocolates for the sweet tooth.
Fire and Brimstone BBQ | Japanese Whisky dinner paired with low & slow BBQ | Thursday 17 October, from 7pm | $65
Created in the shadow of Mt Daisen, this Japanese Whiskey draws it’s uniqueness from the mountain’s crystal clear waters, and from the distillery’s 108 years of production experience. Join Fire and Brimstone for a five-course low and slow BBQ dinner paired with Japanese Whiskey.
Bella Vista Hotel | World Champagne Weekend | Friday, 18 – Sunday 20 October, from 12pm | $90
Celebrate World Champagne Weekend at this Friends of Good Food Month event held at Bella’s Champagne Garden for a delightful experience with friends.
Crows Nest | Crows Nest Street Festival | Sunday, 20 October, 10am-5pm | Free entry
Visitors will enjoy the exciting fusion of food, wine, cocktails & entertainment at Crows Nest Festival. Local restaurants will offer a variety of dishes to complement the wine, cocktails and liqueurs on offer at the festival bar.
Secolo Dining | Pasta Making Class | Wednesday, 23 October, 5.30pm | $70
Want to learn how to make authentic Southern Italian pasta this Good Food Month? Secolo Dining is offering a pasta making lesson, recipes, gnocchi dinner with a glass of wine and take-home gnocchi.
Chiswick at the Gallery | 5th Birthday Festival | Sunday, 27 October, 12-3pm | Free entry, $5-$15 for food and beverages
For their 5th Birthday, guests are invited to join the celebration of five fantastic years of Chiswick residing within the stunning Art Gallery of New South Wales. With live jazz, gardening demonstrations, a delicious selection of desserts, an array of snacks, and even a build-your-own spritz bar, this year’s event will be sure to impress.
Norton Street | Norton Street Italian Festa | Sunday, 27 October, 10am-5pm | Free entry
Enjoy a day of celebration of all things Italian at the Norton Street Italian Festa, including food, drinks, cars, entertainment, stalls and events.
Cirrus | The Best of Pier | Tuesday, 29 October, 7pm | $180
Cirrus will play host to industry legends Greg Doyle and Grant King for a one-night-only kitchen takeover featuring a specially curated decadent five-course menu starring some of Pier’s most iconic dishes.
Luke’s Kitchen | Real Italian with Luke Mangan & Guy Grossi | Wednesday, 30 October, 6:30-9:30pm | $130
This event is an Italian appreciation dinner with inspiration drawn from two cities. Join celebrity chefs & restaurateurs Luke Mangan (glass brasserie & Luke’s Kitchen, Sydney) & Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino, Melbourne) for a “Real Italian” dinner at Luke’s Kitchen, Waterloo.
360 Bar and Dining | 360 Premium Experience | Daily throughout October, 12-2pm or 5:30pm-9pm | From $140
An exclusive five-course degustation menu (and a guaranteed window table sitting – offering the best views of Sydney). Located in the iconic Sydney Tower with 360 degree rotating views, this is the ultimate culinary experience this October!
Bistro Rex | Sydney Rock Oyster & Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut | Daily throughout October, from 12pm | $30
Bistro Rex’s talented chefs Jo Ward & Michelle Powell will be collaborating with Jan Cummins from Australia’s
Oyster Coast, to bring the very best South Coast Rock Oysters to their guests. This year, Bistro Rex will be
pairing these oysters perfectly with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV.
Capriccio Osteria & Bar | Sharing Is Caring | Daily throughout October (closed Mondays), lunch from 12pm, dinner from 4pm | $50
Enjoy the flavours of the Amalfi Coast – close to home. Guests can eat their way through Italy as Capriccio Osteria sends your taste buds on vacation with a tasting menu that offers six sharing courses to enjoy every day this October for Good Food Month.
Centennial Homestead | Shared Feast for 2 | Daily throughout October, 12-3pm | $90 for 2
This event is hosted in the heart of Sydney’s iconic Centennial Parklands at Centennial Homestead with a shared feast for two this Good Food Month. Guests will enjoy quality, relaxed dining with fresh honest food all the while overlooking the rolling green lawns of the Parklands.
Ciccone & Sons | Bitter Sweet Italy | Wednesdays – Sundays throughout October, from 1pm | From $15
Ciccone & Sons event will see them present mini classic Italian desserts matched to Amari from different regions throughout Italy. Guests will dream of Sicily whilst enjoying a Ricotta Gelato filled Cannoli and sipping on Sicily’s favourite Amaro.
Efendy | Saturday Barbeque Feast | Saturdays throughout October, 12-3pm | $49
Growing up around the vibrancy of urban Turkish food gave Chef Sivrioglu the inspiration to open Balmain’s Efendy restaurant. For Good Food Month, he is delighting foodies across the city to a Saturday barbeque feast .
ESQUIRE | Chef’s Tasting Experience | Daily throughout October, from 12 and 5pm | $75
Celebrating re-imagined Modern Australian comfort classics, guests to the event will experience ten dishes for $75 per person, ranging from entrees to mains and dessert.
glass brasserie | Sunday Brunch with Luke | Sundays throughout October, 11:30am-3:30pm | $75
Join Glass Brasserie for a Sunday Brunch experience from Luke this Good Food Month! From 11:30am – 3:30pm each Sunday, the event will feature a five-course share menu including two hours of bottomless Aperol Spritz and French rosé for $75pp. The menu has been thoughtfully curated by Luke Mangan, bringing to life both a fun and relaxed setting; designed to connect people while indulging in incredible Australian produce.
Ormeggio at The Spit | Stressless Sunday | Sundays throughout October, 630-8:30pm | $79
Ormeggio’s chefs will be creating a special Sunday evening offering for their Good Food Month event. Located at one of Sydney’s favourite restaurants by the water guests will enjoy a five-course Chef’s Degustation for only $79 per person.
Portside Sydney | Lunch Special | Mondays to Fridays throughout October, 12-3pm | $31
The Portside event will see guests wined and dined under the Sails of the Sydney Opera House. The private harbourside dining experience is a relaxing lunch during the month of October where guests will Indulge in their choice of main meal and a glass of Australian white or red wine.
Public Dining Room | Good Food Month Lunch | Monday – Friday throughout October, 12-2:30pm | $39
Relaxed and inviting, Public Dining Room is a space for the community to enjoy. Guests will be elated to take in the incredible views of the harbour as they enjoy this spectacular Good Food Month event for $39 per person.
Reign at the QVB | Weekend Bottomless Brunch | Saturdays and Sundays throughout October, 11am-1pm or 1:30-3:30pm | from $85
Here guests can enjoy a four-course-shared-feast with bottomless bubbles, choosing from prosecco ($85), sparkling rosé ($105) or G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon ($159). Mimosa and Bellini mix also available.
Restaurant Moon | Friends of Good Food Month Special Dessert | Daily throughout October (closed
Mondays), 5:30-10:30pm | $28
Restaurant Moon’s journey of food excellence continues this Good Food Month with their ‘Friends of Good
Food Month Special Dessert’. The dessert is a piece of art called ‘How mushrooms grow’ and it’s a
mouth-watering masterpiece of vanilla, raspberry, chocolate tart and marshmallow.
Salt & Palm | Authentic Balinese Babi Guling Feast | Saturdays throughout October, 12-3pm | $25-$30
The Indonesian bar and eatery offers authentic Balinese (including traditional Babi Guling suckling pig) and are passionate about creating Balinese cuisine in Australia. The Salt & Palm team are thrilled to host an enjoyable feast event, sharing their traditional flavours and dishes with guests.
Walsh Bay Kitchen | Good Food Month Dinner For Two | Daily throughout October (closed Mondays), 6-10pm | $60 for two people
Chef Juo Chao, who developed her culinary skills working in Sydney’s leading restaurants alongside top chefs including Kylie Kwong and Neil Perry, has created a menu that combines a mix of ancient Chinese cooking techniques with innovative modern flavours.
Manta | Australian wild-caught sustainable seafood | Daily throughout October, lunch and dinner| $110
Proud to serve sustainably sourced seafood throughout their menu, Manta is excited to celebrate Australian sustainable wild-caught seafood with a special tasting menu.
Concord Food Tours | City of Canada Bay | Various | From $20
Discover the fabulous food precinct of Concord this Good Food Month with five experiences designed to celebrate this foodie haven in Sydney.
To view the full program, visit www.goodfoodmonth.com/sydney