What's on during Canberra Good Food Month 2014

Toulouse sausages and oysters at Silo Bakery, Kingston.
Toulouse sausages and oysters at Silo Bakery, Kingston. Photo: Melissa Adams

Pop-up Sunday Breakfast: Decks pumping our trademark hip hop soundtrack, silky coffee from the neighbourhood roasters, and a breakfast that breaks all the rules. $40 per person. October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 8am-3pm. Eightysix. Ph: 6161 8686

Taste Riverina Festival: Invite you to our table to feast and enjoy the region's produce amongst the seasonal landscape with our Paddock to Plate events, 100-mile Feasts, food and wine trails, cooking classes, celebrity chefs, citrus sculptures, delightful alfresco dining and family events for everyone to enjoy. October 1-21, 8am-noon. Griffith, Wagga, Deniliquin, Throughout the Riverina. Visit: tasteriverina.com.au

Craft Paddler: Olims is showcasing craft beers and cider from their resident brewery, Sydney Brewery, during October. Try their Crafty Paddler of four craft beers and cider, each matched to the chef's specially prepared dish. $19 per person. October 1-31, 12pm-9pm. Olims Bar & Bistro. Ph: 6243 0000

Dessert at Pulp Kitchen.
Dessert at Pulp Kitchen. Photo: Rohan Thomson,

The Regional Table: Sharing and showcasing the bounty of regional New South Wales, our best and brightest producers get a chance to shine, thanks to a dedicated bunch of chefs, winemakers and producers. A-la-carte $16-$36. October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6pm-10.30pm. Mezzalira Ristorante. Ph:  6230 0025

Instant Expert: A chance to see what it's like working behind the bar. For one night only Knighty manager Josh will present a Martini Masterclass. A fun, hands-on informative session not only focused on Martinis but also offering an insight what its like to get up close and personal behind the Knighty bar. And of course you'll get to stir up your very own Martini! $45 per person. October 8, 6pm-8pm. Knightsbridge Penthouse. Ph: 6262 6221

A Journey through South America: The Elk & Pea Head Chef Cody Barter and his team present a 4 course South American themed Degustation, matched with agave themed drinks. October 8, 7pm-10pm. The Elk & Pea. Ph: 6162 0222

Silo Bakery: Three-course menu: Oysters Rockefeller; beef daube with gougers; orties clafoutis and creme fraiche. Come and enjoy a Franco-American lunch from the 1950s. Part-Brooklyn, part-wartime Parisian bakery three-course lunch menu. $38 per person. October 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 and 28-31, 11.30am-2.30pm. Silo Bakery. Ph: 6260 6060

Issan Odyssey:  Issan is located in the northeast of Thailand, famous for its street food such as chargrilled chicken, Thai pork sausages, sticky rice and papaya salad. This Issan-themed meal shows why. $40 per person. October 11, noon-2pm. Morks Restaurant. Ph:  6295 0112 Issan is located in the northeast of Thailand, famous for its street food such as chargrilled chicken, Thai pork sausages, sticky rice and papaya salad. This Issan-themed meal shows why. $40 per person. October 11, noon-2pm. Morks Restaurant. Ph:  6295 0112

Good Dinner under $30: At isceh we are all a little bit crazy and like to do things a little different... Instead of being boring and choosing one main meal - we give you the choice of many. Our serves are a little larger than an entree sized serving - allowing you to enjoy the tastes of a few different dishes. $30 per person. October 1-31. Ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk. Ph: 6241 6033

Lunch under the Golden Elm: Poachers Pantry opens up its homestead lawn to host a gourmet five-course degustation lunch under their golden elm tree. The memorable feast shows off Poachers Pantry smoked meats, matched to cool-climate Wily Trout wines. $120 per person. October 11, 12.30pm-3pm. Ph: 6230 2487

Parlour Wine Room: The Parlour Primavera Martini: Tanqueray gin, dill and cucumber-infused vermouth; with a saltcod cigar. $20 for cocktail.October 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30.  Parlour Wine Room. Ph: 6257 7325

Thai Challenge: Many dishes in Thailand are only eaten by locals who have the know-how to find the perfect street hawker. A five- course menu, including a dessert of sticky rice and 3 matching wines. $85 per person. October 16, 7pm-10pm. Thirst Wine Bar & Eatery. Ph: 6257 0700

Mint Garden Bar: Experience the unique setting of the Gorman House Arts Centre at Mint Garden Bar with a Botanical Garden cocktail. $20 cocktail and bar snack offer. October 3-4, 10-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-31, 4pm-midnight. Mint Garden Bar. Ph: 6249 6050

Lets Do Dessert:  Indulge your sweet tooth with a late night dessert at Novotel Canberra. The perfect option after a busy day of work or out sightseeing! Enjoy the Chef's special dessert of the day, along with a glass of sweet Yalumba dessert wine. $20 per person. October 1-31, 9pm-11pm. Novotel Canberra. Ph: 6245 5000

Mad Monday: The hatted chefs of The Good Food Guide have cooked up something really special, setting aside their regular menus for one night only. All Hats Off dinners include a Tanqueray cocktail or gin and tonic on arrival. $140 per person. October 20, 6.30pm-11pm. Aubergine. Ph: 6260 8666

Regional Wine Dinner: Two unique tasting menus feature the best local wine and produce Canberra has to offer. Experience five courses of Pulp Kitchen. $85 -$125 (with wine). October 20 and 27, 6pm-11pm. Pulp Kitchen. Ph: 6257 4334

Mediterranean Flavours:  Black Fire Fuego Nero in Collaboration with Dionysus Extra Virgin Kalamata Olive Oil brings you a sensory tantalising evening of Mediterranean Flavours. A specially prepared three course set menu, your choice of 1 Entree and Main from a selection of 3 dishes each and dessert made from olive oil. $60 per person. October 21, 6pm-9.30pm. Black Fire Restaurant. Ph: 6230 5921

Talk and Taste: Renowned and respected restaurateur and chef Frank Camorra teams up with the Parlour kitchen, led by Brad Warton. Frank showcases his passion for Spanish food and, with Brad, prepare a decadent degustation. $140 per person. October 22, 7pm-11pm. Ph: 6257 7325

Food and Sake Matching Dinner:  IORI Japanese restaurant presents a 7 course degustation accompanied with matching sake. Join chef specialist Mamoru Aizawa as he combines art and food in one, creating a memorable dining experience.$88 per person. October 23 and 30, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Iori Japanese Resaurant. Ph: 6257 2334

Gin Dinner with Canberra Martini: This Good Food month Pod Food is hosting the wonderful Phillip A. Jones aka Canberra Martini. The evening will include a wonderful four course dinner and a journey through the wonderful world of gin including some stand out Australian gins. $100 per person. October 24, 7pm-10pm. Pod Food. Ph: 6257 3388

Breakfast Club: Brekkie goes big and beautiful as you start the day in style. Gather a gang of friends, schedule an early-morning office catch-up and join the Club. $20 includes a set menu plus tea or coffee; weekdays only. October 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, 8am-11am. Elk & Pea. Ph: 6162 0222

Barbeque: Chefs Ben Willis and Chris Darragh create a three-course menue showcasing the power of flavour that comes from cooking food over different types of wood. $80 per person. October 28, 6pm-11pm. Temporada. Ph:6249 6683

Terroir: Regional food and wine dinner: Terroir is a French word that has no direct English translation, but it can broadly be described as a 'sense and taste of place'. The menu showcases the taste of our place: Bungendore. October 31, 7pm-9pm. $70 per person. Le Tres Bon Restaurant. Ph: 6238 0662