Good Food Month
If you think you've missed the biggest food trends of the year, you've got a month to get up to speed. From kitchen gardens to craft beer to food trucks, just about every food trend will be covered in the 540 events that will make up Good Food Month. For a full list of events visit the website.
Malaysian Food Festival
Flavours of Malaysia is back to take you on another adventurous journey of gastronomy discovery! The Grace Brasserie will be transformed into a culinary exploration of Malaysian food as guests are invited to taste an aromatic menu prepared by Malaysian chefs specially flown in from Kuala Lumpur.
Details: Until October 13, Lunch Buffet: Tuesday to Friday from 12.00 to 2.00pm and Sundayfrom 12.30 to 2.30pm. Dinner Buffet: Friday and Saturday from 6.00 to 9.00pm, $40 Lunch Buffet,Tuesday to Friday, $50 Lunch Buffet, Sunday, $50 Dinner Buffet, Friday & Saturday, The Grace Hotel Sydney, Corner of York & King Streets 77 York Street Sydney, NSW 2000. For reservations call 02 9272 6670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gluten-free bread class with Gabriele Taddeucci
Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make gluten-free bread in this hands-on class. Gabriele Taddeucci (Balla) will demonstrate that is possible to make enjoyable gluten-free bread and will even throw in a delicious gluten-free cake recipe as well.
Details: Wednesday October 2, from 6pm, cost: $130 per person, Pino's Dolce Vita Fine Foods, 45 President Ave, Kogarah, Sydney. For more information visit their Facebook Page.
Oktoberfest at Six Strings Brewery
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Six Strings Brewery on the Central Coast. They’ve brewed a traditional Oktoberfest beer, chef Simon is cooking a German buffet for you to feast on while listening to some live tunes. Bookings are essential.
Details: Saturday October 5, Lunch 11am - 3pm, Dinner 6pm-10pm, Cost: $90, ticket includes a beer Stein which you get to keep, three fills of their Oktoberfest or Hefeweizen beer, a German style buffet and entertainment. Six Strings Brewing CO. 4/330 The Entrance Road, Erina. For more information phone 02 4365 4536 or pop in and see their friendly staff behind the bar.
Cantina del Sol
Over the long weekend, Potts Point will be bringing the spirit of Mexico to Sydneysiders. Inspired by the artwork of artist Frida Kahlo and the Mexican spiritual holiday Dia de los Muertos, interior designer Ally Bercich will be transforming Villa Bar & Kitchen into a Mexican escape. Al Carbón’s "Taqueria on Wheels" will bring the feast and Sol will be bringing the beer, a fresh fruit stand will be by one of the bars for guests to garnish their own Sol beers and cocktails.
Details: October 4 - 6, lunch between 12.30-3.30pm and dinner between 5.30-9.30 pm, Villa Kitchen and Bar, 1 Kellett Street, Potts Point.
Wild Tucker comes to Eveleigh
Enjoy a selection of indigenous produce and flavours at Eveleigh Farmers' Market. Chef Kylie Kwong, Aboriginal elder Aunty Beryl and local edible 'bug' expert, Skye Blackburn, will show how bush foods can be incorporated into everyday eating.
Details: Saturday 19 October, Eveleigh Farmers' Market, 243 Wilson Street, Darlington.
Wine Wise’ Weekend Tours at Razorback Ridge Vineyard
Razorback Ridge Wines will take wine lovers from the vineyard to the glass in a special ‘Wine Wise’ weekend. The event begins with a walking tour of the vineyard and winemaking process in the winery followed by a practical lesson in winetasting tips and a session of winetasting at the bar. Gourmet finger food and home-made slices will then be served for lunch on the winery’s lawns.
Details: Saturday October 19-20, 11am, cost: $45, Razorback Ridge Wines, 20 Dawson Rd Menangle NSW. For more information call Razorback Ridge Wines on 0416 521 753 or visit their website.
Australian Cider Festival
Australia’s largest cider festival is coming to Sydney this October. Organised by Cider Australia, the event will include dozens of stalls offering local and international ciders, paired with a cider-matched gourmet food menu, as well as introduce a dynamic lineup of entertainment, featuring street performances and family friendly activities.
Details: October 19 - 20, Hotel Steyne, 75 The Corso, Manly, NSW, cost: $35 ticket price includes: 10 tasting tokens, a gourmet roll, tasting Glass and live entertainment and other activities. More information and to purchase a ticket visit their website.
Sydney Craft Beer Week
Sydney's biggest celebration of craft beer is back in its third year. Events will include tap takeovers and beer high teas. Last year's sell-out Beer Mimics Food experiment returns, where high-profile chefs and breweries create limited edition beers. Additional events will be held across Sydney at craft breweries, pubs and restaurants.
Details: October 19-26, free to $100, tickets on sale now at sydneycraftbeerweek.com.au.
The Langham’s Little Mermaid Tiffin Tea
To celebrate the re-release of The Little Mermaid, The Langham, Sydney invites children and adults to relive the magic of being ‘under the sea’. While the kids are enjoying a story the parents can enjoy a glass of champagne or a cup of tea. Thanks to Dymocks, each young guest will also receive their very own copy of Disney’s The Little Mermaid story book so they can relive the adventure at home.
Details: September 21 - October 6, 10am - 12 noon, Cost: $30 per child and includes a full Tiffin Tea, hot chocolate and Little Mermaid lemonade, The Langham, Sydney, 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney. Fore reservations call 02 8248 5220 or email email@example.com.
Best from the West
The best from the West festival will serve a lineup of local chefs, producers and personalities including former masterchef contestant Justine Schofield. Over 40 stallholders will be selling produce and handcrafted food from Western Sydney. Joining Justine on the main stage will be executive chef of the Canley Vale institution Holy Basil Tony Inthavong who will give festival goers a touch of Laos in Western Sydney.
Details: Sunday October 27, 10am - 4pm, Lizard Log Amphitheatre within the Western Sydney Parklands. For more information visit their website.
For the diary
Margaret River Gourmet Escape
This three-day culinary adventure is back with a star-studded line up of talent including Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein, Alex Atala, Neil Perry and Matt Moran. The program promises three days of beach barbecues, long table lunches, events and tastings.
Details: November 22 to 24, see gourmetescape.com.au.