What's on at the Canberra Times Good Food Month 2016: Week 3

Long lunch at Parlour Wine Room in Canberra for Canberra Times Good Food Month 2016
Long lunch at Parlour Wine Room in Canberra for Canberra Times Good Food Month 2016 Photo: Supplied

March 16: Brewery tour and tasting

Want to know what it takes to make world class beer? Join champion brewer and BentSpoke Brewing Co owner Richard Watkins on a guided tour of his working inner city brewery. Finish up with a sample bar and guided tasting of four brews. 48/38 Mort St, Braddon. Wednesday, March 16. 6pm $25.  6257 5220

March 18: Bridge Room at Aubergine

Join Ben Willis and Ross Lusted, the chef behind the three hat Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year Bridge Room, at an all-star dinner to remember. Aubergine, 18 Barker St, Griffith. Friday, March 18. 6.30pm. $180 for 6 courses, including matched drinks. 6260 8666

March 18: Beespoke adventures

Join QT Canberra's executive chef Nic Wood for a beehive experience on the rooftop of the hotel for an interactive talk hosted by Capitol Bar & Grill. From 5.30pm each Friday in March. Free. Bookings  6267 1270.

March 19: Coffee matching breakfast

Treat yourself to a four-course breakfast alongside roasters Red Brick Espresso. Coffee matched to each course with the background on where and how the beans and blends came about. 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo.  Saturday, March 19; 9am includes 4 x coffee based drinks, espresso, milk, filter, cold drip. $60.  6257 3388

March 19: Tequila degustation dinner

The Elk and Pea take you on a journey through Mexico to discover and learn of the bountiful range of tequila that the golden triangle has to offer. With a five-course Central and South American inspired banquet paired with tequila tasters and cocktails. 21 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Saturday, March 19. 7pm. $55-$95. 6162 0222

March 20: Long lunch on the lawns

Start with an Aperol Spritz and canapes on the historic terrace of the new Acton Pavilion followed by an intimate long lunch on the lawns of the John Avery Gardens. 16 Kendall Lane, Acton. Sunday, March 20. 1pm.  $55-$95. 6257 7325

March 22: Seasonal dinner

Mezzalira hosts a seasonal dinner. Choose between a two to three course menu or a five-course tasting menu created around one seasonal ingredient; matched to local Canberra wines. 55 London Circuit, City. Tuesday, March 22. 6pm. $85-$110. 6230 0025

March 27: Bar Lourinhã Hits Monster

Join Sean McConnell (Monster) and brother Matt McConnell (Bar Lourinhã) at a special event where Melbourne comes to Canberra for an unmissable lunch. Monster Kitchen and Bar, 25 Edinburgh Ave, New Acton. Sunday, March 27. 12pm. $100-$170. monster@hotel-hotel.com.au

March 31: Meat sagra

Italian and Sons hosts a sagra, a menu created around one seasonal ingredient, matched to organic and biodynamic wines from Italy. 7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Thursday, March 3. 6pm. $75-$105. 6162 4888

All Month

Burrito or burger brekkie

Grab the Elk and Pea's takeaway Californian breakfast burrito or legendary conquistador burger and a coffee for $18. Monday to Friday. When your pace slows down for the weekend, add a bloody Mary to the mix for only $25, eat in. 21 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Mar 1-31; 8am. $18- $25 includes a Bloody Mary. 6162 0222

Lunch

Bicicletta

Bicicletta at the Diamant Hotel in NewActon offers a set lunch for $38. Choose from arancini, fritto di calamari, scottata, gnocchi funghi e salsiccia, spaghetti ai frutti mare, fusilli alla bolognese and desserts tiramisu, millefoglie. 15 Edinburgh Avenue, Acton. Mar 1-31; 12pm $38 - Beverages included: A glass of Yalumba wine or Coopers Beer or a Thatchers Cider, plus tea and coffee. 6262 8683

Buvette

Enjoy the signature Bouillabaisse: blue eye, scampi, scallop, mussels and finger fennel at Buvette at HOtel Realm. 18 National Circuit, Barton. Tues-Fri, Mar 15-18, 22-25, 29-31; 12pm. $38 - Beverages included: A glass of Yalumba wine or Coopers Beer or a Thatchers Cider, plus tea and coffee. 6163 1818

C Dine Bar

Come and enjoy a two-course lunch menu and sip on a glass of wine in the surrounds of casual waterfront dining. 17/19 Eastlake Parade, Kingston. Mon-Fri, Mar  14-18, 21-25, 28-31; 12:00pm - 02:00pm. $48; includes a two course lunch and a glass of wine. 6239 5299

Parlour

Head chef James Forman is bringing a new a la carte menu to Parlour in 2016. Make the most of your lunch break with an Aperol Spritz on us. 16 Kendall Lane, Acton. Tues-Fri, Mar 15-18, 22-25; 12:00pm - 03:00pm. $25; includes one lunch plate and an Aperol Spritz. 6257 7325

Garden Pavilions

Come and enjoy a relaxing lunch surrounded by the manicured gardens of Pialligo Estate. Feast on a beautiful two-course seasonal menu featuring produce from the Market Garden and a glass of Pialligo Estate Wine. 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo. Thu & Fri, Mar  17-18, 24-25, 31; 12:00pm - 02:00pm. $45; entree and main course with a glass of Pialligo Estate Wine. 6247 6060

Pialligo Farmhouse

Treat yourself to a fine dining experience with an entree and main with a glass of Pialligo Estate Wine.18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo. Thu & Fri, Mar 17-18, 24-25, 31; 12.30pm. $55; includes two-courses and a glass of Pialligo Estate Wine. 6247 6060

Daana

Explore Indian cuisine by the lake. With an entrée, side, main and dessert you will be more than satisfied. Westside@ActonPark, Barrine Drive, Acton. Thu & Fri, Mar 17-18, 24-25, 31; 11:00am - 02:00pm. $30; includes a 3 course vegetarian meal $35; includes a 3 course non vegetarian meal. Beverages included: Soft drink or water.  0435 849 970

Silo Bakery & Café

Enjoy a three-course European inspired lunch. 36 Giles Street, Kingston. Tues-Sat, Mar 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31; 12:00pm - 02:30pm. $38. 6260 6060

Dinner

C Dine Bar

Enjoy a five-course degustation menu showcasing some of Australia's freshest seafood.  17/19 Eastlake Parade, Kingston. Tues & Thu, Mar 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; 06:00pm - 10:30pm. $85, includes a 5-course degustation; $110, includes a 5-course degustation with matching wines. 6239 5299

The Chairman and Yip

Sommelier Yann Mengneau opens a selection of interesting and titillating wines for tasting. A brand new exclusive menu will be on offer including barramundi fillets with aged Chinese sweet vinegar. 1 Burbury Close, Barton. Fridays, Mar 18, 25, 27; 06:00pm - 11:00pm. $18 - $37; includes a range of menu items with optional matched wines. 6162 1220

Lanterne Rooms

Lanterne Rooms is proud to welcome new Singaporean chef Aravinth, star of the 5-star Capella Resort in Singapore, to cook a seven course Chinese New Year feast. Shop 3, Blamey Pl, Campbell. Tues-Sat, Mar 15-19, 22-26, 29-31; 06:00pm - 10:30pm. $68. 6249 6889

Sake Bar at Lilotang

Sake. Beer. Cocktails. Robata grill. These ingredients equal the perfect after-work destination. Introducing the all new Sake Bar @ Lilotang. Try the sake bar and enjoy the Good Food Month bar menu: Kyoto style wings, seaweed seafood taco and slow-cooked mini beef steak. 1 Burbury Cl, Barton. Tues-Sat, Mar 15-19, 22-26, 29-31; 05:00pm - 11:00pm $8-$15. 6273 1424

Indian Cooking at Daana

Guests will be introduced to Indian cooking in a fun and engaging session that will include demonstration and some 'hands-on' participation. Printed notes and recipes will be provided. Each week we will be demonstrating a new element of Indian cuisine. Week 3: Indian Breads and Todka Dal; Week 4: Southern Indian Specialties. Westside@ActonPark Barrine Drive, Acton Sat & Sun, 19-20, 26-27; 10:00am - 11:00am. $25-$40. 0435 849 970

Indian Chinese Cuisine at Daana

This March, Daana will be introducing the world of Indian Chinese cuisine to the city of Canberra. Enjoy a three-course meal by the lake. Westside@ActonPark Barrine Drive, Acton. Sat & Sun, Mar 19-20, 26-27; 11:00am - 06:00pm. $30; includes a 3 course vegetarian meal $35; includes a 3 course non vegetarian meal. 0435 849 970