Spice Temple's Silk Road dinner
What: Six-course Silk Road dinner, as a part of Rockpool Dining Group's producer series. $99 per person ($55 extra for wine).
Where: Spice Temple, Basement, 10 Bligh Street, Sydney.
Why we're excited: From Guangzhou to Peking to Kashgar, this is the closest you'll get to a culinary tour of China without leaving home.
When: Tuesday, May 22
Find out more: spicetemple.com.au
AnnanROMA Food and Wine Festival
What: The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan's free food, wine and beer festival, AnnanROMA, is back.
Where: Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
Why we're excited: Vegan and vegetarian options, children's entertainment, performances by Missy Higgins and more - and did we mention it's free?
When: 10am to 4pm, Sunday May 27
Find out more: australianbotanicgarden.com.au (picnic packages available)
What: Inner west venue Capriccio Osteria has paired up with Amaro Montenegro for a four-course dinner designed around the botanical liqueur, complete with cocktails.
Where: Capriccio Osteria & Bar, Leichhardt
Why we're excited: A new take on tradition.
When: Thursday, 31 May
Find out more: capriccio.sydney/visit
Whole roasted barra at The Paddo Inn. Photo: Supplied
Double date in style
What: The Paddo Inn's double dates. Group of four? You'll be treated to a set menu for $69 per person. Think Sydney rock oysters or crispy fried squid to start, and whole roast baby barramundi or club steak for mains.
Where: The Paddo Inn, 338 Oxford Street, Paddington.
Why we're excited: The bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut NV.
When: Monday to Wednesday
Find out more: paddoinn.com.au
What: 10-course Samoan menu for $150 per person, cooked live in front on guests with Samoan singers, dancers, siva afi (traditional fire dancing) and coconut scraping demonstration
Where: Guts & Glory Crossfit Gym, Prospect
Why we're excited: A menu laden with fresh coconut cream? Yes, please.
When: 4pm, Saturday, June 2
Find out more: facebook.com/events/424031434711454/
Hot cheese? Yes please. Photo: Supplied
What: Four days celebrating all things French and foodie, including 100+ stalls, an outdoor cinema, wines and an 'electro beer garden'.
Where: Circular Quay and The Rocks, Sydney. Free entry (some ticketed events).
Why we're excited: Fresh raclette - 'nuff said.
When: July 12-15
Find out more: bastillefestival.com.au
Seafood lunch in the Southern Highlands
What: Moss Vale newbie Birch Restaurant is hosting its first collaboration event: a six-course crustacean menu from young chefs Lachlan Houghton and Eilish Maloney. $165 per person ($85 extra for matching wines).
Where: 2/249 Argyle Street, Moss Vale NSW 2577
Why we're excited: Did anyone say road trip?!
When: Sunday, July 15
Find out more: birchrestaurant.com.au
What: The Cake Bake and Sweets Show is back, with masterclasses, decorating championships, workshops and a marketplace chock full of baking gear.
Where: ICC Sydney
Why we're excited: It's everything your sweet tooth desires in one spot.
When: November 23-25
Find out more: cakebakeandsweets.com/sydney
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