Sydney's first ever 'ramen rave', three-course dinner on a ferris wheel and one epic dessert festival.
Sweets, lollies, cakes, dessert and all things sugary run the show at this year’s Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month, with the 2015 program announced today. The toothache begins with Sweetfest, a mini-festival of sugary delights at Chippendale’s aMBUSH Gallery featuring cake monarch Katherine Sabbath, boss of the layer cake Andrew Bowden, Brickfields, Flour and Stone and more.
There are no less than 15 high teas on this year’s program, including a special edition by Katherine Sabbath, a Prohibition-style high tea at The Print Room, a three-way dessert high tea at The Choc Pot, a high tea at sea, a New York-inspired version at Dolton House and a ridiculous amount more.
But of course, there’s savoury adventures afoot, from Sydney’s first ever ‘ramen rave’, to a growers’ market solely dedicated to brunch, an openair long table dinner at the old Darlinghurst Gaol (now National Art School), a Barbecue Biennale, a three-course dinner on a ferris wheel, to the ever-popular, returning Night Noodle Markets. Adelaide superchef Jock Zonfrillo (Orana) will be teaming up with Silvereye’s Sam Miller for a one-off dinner at the shiny new, soon-to-open Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale. Peter Gilmore’s teaming up with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to pair a special Bennelong menu with classical performance, and the chefs from Franklin, Igni and Biota are creating a wild picnic in the Southern Highlands.
Around town, each venue is throwing down the gauntlet this year. There are so many street food festivals and eat-your-way-through markets we can’t even keep up. Pinbone and Young Henrys are throwing a Feral Party — “wild animals, wild weeds and crazy wild messed-up beers”. Foodstagrammers will love the Kepos brunch and photography masterclass at OzHarvest, alongside a slow and steady six-course dinner from the Slow Food movement.
Breakfast enthusiasts will find the ‘Cafe Collective‘ of breakfasting Sydney venues a delight. Pork lovers will chomp at the bit for a five-course pork dinner at Bishop Sessa. There’s Goros’ Japanese Halloween party, Archie Roses’s epic dinner in the distillery, there’s a three-course dinner in the Sydney Opera House Green Room and there’s a particular focus on Sunday dining around the city. Plus, Opera Bar is bringing back the Golden Gaytimes.
Good Food Month is happening all over Sydney from October 1 — 31. There’s so much more to feast on, so head over to the website to get stuck into it.