Sydney Good Food Month, presented by Citi, has today released its much-anticipated program for January 2022. Featuring some of the biggest names on Australia’s dining scene, and an exciting mix of pop-ups, masterclasses, stand-out culinary collaborations, and exclusive events at top restaurants across New South Wales, tickets go on sale at 9am today, Tuesday 30 November.
Promising a program of unique and memorable live dining experiences, the 2022 Sydney program Feature Events include: an inaugural lunch at Rockpool Bar & Grill that sees four rising Indigenous stars of the culinary world take over the hatted institution; a travelling pop-up at Ezra from acclaimed Brisbane Chef Alanna Sapwell; an all-vegan brunch at Alibi Bar & Kitchen offering sweet treats from the city’s favourite patisseries and bakeries; a live Quiz night for groups that fuses fun and premium dining also at Rockpool Bar & Grill; a waterside dinner from Ormeggio at The Spit dedicated to seafood; and a culinary journey of Italy’s coastline with a superstar chef collaboration at a’Mare.
For one night only on 13 January the Michelin-trained master of regional Italian fare, Alessandro Pavoni will join forces with Melbourne’s Guy Grossi, Pilu at Freshwater’s Giovanni Pilu, and Jacqui Challinor of NOMAD to take diners on a tasting exploration of Italy’s coastline at That’s a’Mare: Food of the Italian Coast, presented by Celebrity Cruises.
A celebration of Sydney’s favourite patisseries and bakeries will take place at Let’s Bake Love: The Ultimate Brunch Party at Alibi on 16 January, where a curated menu of mouth-watering all-vegan treats will be offered at the plant-based eatery. To mark the occasion, Ovolo Woolloomooloo will be offering a special overnight package full of perks, as well as pastries, for just $299.
Brisbane’s superstar chef, Alanna Sapwell returns to Sydney soil on 18 January with her sell-out pop-up restaurant, Esmay Pop-up with Ezra, joining forces with the Eastern-suburbs-meets-the-Middle-East Potts Point powerhouse.
For real fans of fruits der mer, Alessandro Pavoni has collaborated with seafood industry powerhouse John Susman, and former head chef of North Bondi Fish, Jesse McTavish, to put on an exclusively-created uber-luxe pescatarian menu – From Sea to Shore: A Celebration of Seafood presented by Citi – at the legendary two-hat restaurant, Ormeggio at The Spit on 20 January.
For friends and family looking to add some competitive spirit to their cuisine, the lively Good Weekend Quiz: Live will test guests’ knowledge of food, drinks, and Australia’s dining history at Rockpool Bar & Grill, where Executive Chef and culinary director Corey Costelloe will wow with a three-course meal on 23 January. Tickets for tables of six are available.
With a multi-course menu featuring native ingredients, the next generation of incredible young talent, including brothers Luke Bourke (Rockpool) and Sam Bourke (Margaret), Jayde Harris (Rockpool), and Keith Munro (Icebergs), the inaugural Young Indigenous Chefs Lunch at Rockpool Bar & Grill supported by the City of Sydney, will be held on 30 January. Working alongside Executive Chef and mentor of the National Indigenous Culinary Institute, Corey Costelloe, each young chef will showcase their culinary skills over one course. A donation to the National Indigenous Culinary Institute will be made with every ticket sold.
For it’s 23rd year, the food festival will also offer an incredible curated collection of almost fifty one-off events, masterclasses and offers at eateries right across New South Wales.
From a Beckett’s pop-up at Sisters Rock Restaurant, Borrodell Estate in Orange, to a salumi masterclass, plus a ‘Girl Gang Young Chefs Collab’ dinner from Pipit in Pottsville, a BBQ Wars dinner in Barangaroo, gin and gelato pairing, falafel workshop, and a host of vegan dinners, there is something for every palate – and pocket.
‘Ain’t nuthin but a Chicken Party’ from Butter Sydney and Rising Sun Workshop, Pub Cha at Upstairs at Woollahra Hotel, ‘A Night in Paris’ with burlesque at Gavroche, an Oyster & Caviar festival at The Pines in the Shire, and ‘An Evening in Morocco’ featuring a screening of Casablanca courtesy of a NOMAD x Golden Age Cinema collaboration, and appearances by Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia), actor William Zappa, and Melbourne celebrity chef Adrian Richardson, plus much more, also feature on the calendar.
“We’re so pleased to be able to support our amazing hospitality industry with Sydney Good Food Month presented by Citi taking place live in January 2022. The program really shines a light on our amazing dining scene, artisan producers, and chef and restaurant talent, and will provide festival-goers with those really special and memorable dining moments that have been so missed over the last two years,” said Venessa Cowell, Head of Nine Food Events.
Presenting Partner Citi will be offering their customers a 20% discount on tickets to the feature events when customers pay with a Citi card. Tickets for each event are limited.
Samantha Elliott, Head of Digital Sales and Marketing at Citi, said: “As NSW opens up for the summer, it’s exciting to finally be able to organise such a great event for Sydneysiders, and again offer an excellent discount to our customers. We know our customers really value dining out and Good Food Month will provide the opportunity for them to try one of the many new restaurants, or head to one of the excellent events we have on offer.’’
Patrons will be able to enjoy beverages from a range of official partners including Bodriggy beer, non-alcoholic beer from Heaps Normal, and non-alcoholic cocktails from Dan Murphy’s.