February 24, 2019 / By Rosie Stevens
Having established itself as Australia’s leading national food festival, Good Food Month is all about exquisite culinary journeys, and inspiring audiences to create lasting memories of good food and good fun. Returning to Canberra in March 2019, Good Food Month is shaping up to be an unmissable event in any calendar—whether you’re a Canberra local or from further afield. But places are filling fast! Here’s what not to miss during this exciting festival of food.
Night Noodle Markets (above)
A given, but worth reiterating— the eagerly-anticipated Night Noodle Markets will once again turn Reconciliation Place into a vibrant, flavour-filled Asian street food festival that's not to be missed. Taking place over ten nights during Enlighten, the markets boast 20 hawker-style stalls that serve up fragrant flavours against the backdrop of the city’s iconic night-scape, and to the sounds of DJs and live music.
Also taking place at the Noodle Markets is Beer It’s Beautiful with James Squire Beer. As the official beer and cider partner of Good Food Month, Beer It’s Beautiful and James Squire are delivering you the diverse range of James Squire beers on tap and sharing the story of the convict turned brewer. These finely crafted beers have been paired with your favourite Noodle Market dishes to ensure you get the best of both worlds!Where: Reconciliation Place, Canberra
Showcasing the rising stars of Canberra’s burgeoning restaurant scene, this always-popular event will see the audience enjoying an impressive four-course lunch with matched wines, as four talented young chefs plate up their very best culinary creations. Chefs from some of Canberra’s most iconic restaurants will be taking to the stage—from Aubergine (above), Pilot, XO and The Boathouse. Overseeing every detail is head chef and owner Ben Willis, of the two-hatted favourite, Aubergine. Our mouths are watering!
Where: Aubergine, 18 Barker Street, Griffith
When: Sunday 17th March, 12.30 pm - 3.00 pm
Adam Liaw, host of Destination Flavour and author, together with Kwok Keung Tung, head chef at Michelin-starred Chairman in Hong Kong, will take food lovers through the past, present and future of Chinese food in Australia. From reimagining forgotten favourites, to current cult-classics, this six-course dinner will include delights like Billy Kee Chicken and a modern spin on fried ice cream.
Where: Chairman & Yip, 1 Burbury Close, Barton
When: Date: Friday 15 March, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Head to Temporada, Canberra’s hatted restaurant for a much-loved Let’s Do Lunch specially curated price of $45 including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. It's a fresh, fun, contemporary restaurant and bar focusing on regional produce. Book here.
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