Canberra Good Food Month 2020

Canberra Good Food Month

Canberra Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Canberra this March, for its sixth year. Inspiring chef collaborations will bring together home-grown talent from around the country to celebrate Canberra’s evolving dining scene.

The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets will return to Reconciliation Place for an extended duration of eleven nights, from 28 Feb to 9 Mar, transforming Reconciliation Place into a bustling Asian street food festival.

Presenting Partner Citi is offering their customers a 20% discount on tickets when customers pay with their Citi card. Tickets are limited and are available until the allocation is exhausted.

Robbie Rommers, Head of Brand Marketing and Sponsorships, said: “At Citi, we love our food too, and we’re thrilled to continue to be the Presenting Partner of Good Food Month. Australia’s culinary scene is one of the most dynamic in the world and we’re looking forward to seeing what the food and wine industry brings to the table this year”.

Feature events to book your tickets in advance.

Presale tickets on sale to subscribers of the Good Food Month e-newsletter from 9am Tuesday 14 January for 48 hours or until pre sale allocation is exhausted. General admission tickets on sale 9am Thursday 16 January and available at

Matt Blackwell at Monster Kitchen and Bar | 7pm, Thurs 5 Mar | Tickets $180
Tickets include multiple courses with premium wine and beer.

GOMA Chef Matt Blackwell rolls into town for this one-night-only event at Monster Kitchen and Bar. Blackwell will bring authentic artistic flair to the dinner table, curating courses of creative plates using the finest local and sustainable produce, set to a soundtrack of perfect feasting tunes from a special guest DJ.

Louis Tikaram at Lanterne Rooms | 7pm, Fri 13 & Sat 14 Mar | Tickets $175
Tickets include 6 courses with premium wine and beer.

After spending the past five years at his lauded Los Angeles restaurant E.P. & L.P., acclaimed Chef Louis Tikaram returned home to Australia last year to run the two-level, palatial Cantonese restaurant, Stanley, at Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves precinct.

Chef Tikaram will be making the journey south for the first time since his return to share a culture-clashing menu with Canberra at the award-winning Malaysian-inspired Lanterne Rooms. Bringing together the fire from his Southeast Asian menus at Longrain and E.P./L.P., the refined delicacy of Cantonese cuisine from Stanley, and the authentic Nyonya flavours that dominate the menu at Lanterne Rooms, Tikaram will create a six-course banquet that will take guests on a flavour-packed culinary journey.

Young Chefs Dinner presented by Citi | Aubergine | 7pm, Mon 16 Mar | Tickets $150
Tickets include four courses with premium wine and beer.

Guided by award-winning Xhef Ben Willis, this year’s stable of talented young chefs will serve up a feast at Aubergine, Canberra’s sleek fine-diner that has consistently been awarded two Good Food Guide chefs hats for the past seven years.

The best young chefs from Canberra will showcase how this new generation of Australian talent do things with four courses of innovative flavours, creativity and exceptional presentation.

Alanna Sapwell at Rebel Rebel Dining | 7pm, Wed 18 Mar | Tickets $190
Tickets include multiple courses with premium wine and beer.

Alanna Sapwell of Brisbane’s ARC Dining is leading the way for chefs in Australia. Nominated for Chef of the Year, and Arc Dining for New Restaurant of the Year at the 2020 Good Food Guide awards, Sapwell has become known for her ardent support of ethical farming and native produce.

Sapwell will join forces with industry legend Sean McConnell, who has long been pushing the boundaries in the Canberra dining scene. The duo will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen of McConnell’s most recent restaurant and newest darling of the NewActon precinct, Rebel Rebel.

Canberra Night Noodle Markets in association with The Canberra Times

Reconciliation Place | 28 Feb – 9 Mar| Free Entry

Turning Reconciliation Place into a bustling Asian street food festival over eleven sizzling nights. Canberrans can embark on a vibrant flavour journey through Asia, tasting new creations, dynamic flavours and signature dishes from hawker-style stalls from around the country served alongside live music, DJs, and lion dancing.

Local favourites Korbq, Donburi Station and Superbao will be joined by multicultural flavours from around Australia from Hoy Pinoy, Gelato Messina, May’s Malaysian Hawker, Wonderbao, Bangkok Street Food, Twistto, Flying Noodles, Teppanyaki Noodles, Shallot Thai, Satay Brothers, Chinese Dim Sum King, Mochi Donuts, Waffleland, The Pham Sisters, Raijin, Poklol x Puffle, Chur Burger, Wok Master and Bao Brothers.

This year’s exciting stallholder menus will be revealed in February.

Night Noodle Markets:
Mon-Fri: 5pm-10:30pm | Sat-Sun: 4pm-10:30pm

This year also marks the first year Canberra Night Noodle Markets welcomes their official wine sponsor Jacob’s Creek to the table.

Jacob’s Creek Chief Winemaker, Dan Swincer said: “Aussies love to catch up over good food and great wine, which is reflective of our life-loving Australian spirit. The Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature range embodies the region’s best varieties. Sourced from both the Barossa and Eden Valleys, each wine from the Barossa Signature range delivers refined flavours and structure that celebrate the classic varietal expressions from the Barossa.”

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