Food lovers everywhere rejoice for it is Sydney’s Good Food Month. A whole month dedicated to thrice cooked desserts, decadent smoked meats and wine that goes down so easily it feels like you’re sipping liquid gold. So unbuckle your belts, release the top button of you pants and enjoy the very best that Sydney can serve up.
If you’re a man who loves his meat you will appreciate what Aria has on offer this month. Talented head chef Ben Turner works different smoking techniques from around the world into four smoke-inspired courses, all matched to wines for the perfect accompaniment. This eating experience is one or all the carnivores out there.
Sydney Craft Beer Week
As the weather warms up, nothing tastes better than a cold, frosty beer after a long day’s work. You can enjoy this feeling week long throughout Sydney’s Craft Beer week, during which 70 of Sydney’s leading venues will serve up some of the finest brews you’ve tasted. Sample everything from a summery lager to a heavier stout across venues like Frankies Pizza, 4 Pines Brewing Company in Manly and The Royal Albert Hotel. With a range of free and ticketed events to keep everyone happy, it’s a great way to welcome the warmer months.
When: October 17-25; 9am – 11.30pm
Cost: Free- $99
Good music accompanies good food like beers on a Sunday. Enjoy both of these things at Bennelong restaurant with a Peter Gilmore’s custom menu inspired by the music of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Each course is accompanied by an intimate performance and of course, stunning harbor views.
Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
When: October 22; noon – 3pm
Sydney Night Noodle Markets
Sydney’s Night Noodle Markets return to Hyde Park this year, serving up a range of fusion Asian meals that are sure to excite. A great option for a budget dinner after work, head over to Hyde Park if you’re in the mood for a buzzing and vibrant atmosphere, serving up spicy stir-fries, crispy dumplings and of course, all the noodles you can eat. With a great range of bars and amazing installations that light up the space, the Night Noodle Markets are a great date night option as well suitable for family outings.
Where: Hyde Park, Sydney
When: October 8–25;
Cost: Free entry
Dinner in the Distillery
Do you like pushing the boundaries when it comes to food? Are you that person pairing chocolate with steak and pepper with strawberries? If so, entrain your wildest food and drink dreams with Dinner in the Distillery. Experience a menu inspired by Archie Rose’s craft spirits that challenges the classic ‘matched wine’ concept. Collaborating with the innovative chefs from Black Star, the Archie Rose team mixes up a special drinks list that perfectly complements shared dishes. It’s a great night out for groups of foodies with a taste for the extraordinary.
Where: Archie Rose, 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
When: October 25; 5pm – 9pm