Pop-up parties, grow-your-own shindigs and art-food combos are just some of the new events foodies will be able to experience at this year's Good Food Month. For those who find change a little frightening, though, there's no need to worry, as plenty of staples are also on the menu, including the Night Noodle Markets, Let's Do Lunch and Hats Off Dinners.
Five hundred events make up the program, which runs throughout October and was previously known as Crave, with Australia's finest chefs, best restaurants, most skilful farmers, most knowledgeable wine experts and fanciest artisan food producers making an appearance. "As we relaunch Good Food Month, an event which started 15 years ago in Sydney, we celebrate all that is great about our outstanding and remarkably diverse food scene," explained festival director Joanna Savill. "The program is packed and there is truly something for everyone."
One of the headlining events is The Great Australia Dinner with Rene Redzepi. Redzepi produces his culinary masterpieces from the kitchen of Noma, Copenhagen, which was placed First on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list (sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna) for three years running, and is currently ranked second. As part of Good Food Month, he'll be joining forces with Neil Perry, Peter Gilmore, David Chang, Kylie Kwong and others.
There'll be some other one-offs, including the 15th Annual Young Chefs Dinner, the Pyrmont Growers' Market Birthday Bash and Omnivore Sydney, as well as some "regulars" running throughout the month, including Breakfast Club, Surprise Saturday Lunch and Supper Club.
Check out our picks of the ten best things to do during Good Food Month.