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By Tom Clift
September 02, 2016

Good Food Month 2016

Gear up for 31 days of city-wide dining and drinking.
By Tom Clift
September 02, 2016

A midnight feast, a sensory degustation and a fancy schmancy picnic catered by some of the hottest chefs in town are among the highlights of this year's spectacular Good Food Month program. Taking over Sydney for the whole month of October, this annual culinary cavalcade will once again see the city transformed into the foodie equivalent of Valhalla, with parties, sit-down dinners and everything in-between to satisfying your most extravagant cravings. Clear your calendar and start fasting now.

This year they're packing as much as they can into every one of the 31 days in October. Perhaps the most exciting of the bigger events is the Golden Century Midnight Feast. This won't be like all those other post-midnight dumpling stops at the late-night favourite though — starting at midnight, diners can eat alongside the likes of Tetsuya Wakuda, Neil Perry, Mitch Orr and Morgan McGlone, who'll share their favourite kitchen stories over a banquet fit for a king.

As always, the program is filled with notable names. Legendary chef Serge Dansereau (of Balmoral's Bathers' Pavilion) will recreate some of his most famous dishes in a special food and wine event, while May Chow (Little Bao) and Neil Perry will join forces for a night of steamed buns and spice. Ten famous chefs, including Biota's James Viles, Bennelong's Rob Cockerill and Firedoor's Lennox Hastie will host ten Kitchen Table Dinners, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to food charity OzHarvest.

Whatever you do, don't miss the inaugural Spring Social, which will feature food by Matt Moran, the Three Blue Ducks crew and dessert kings Alistair Wise and Andy Bowdy at Centennial Park. One of Nashville's top barbecue masters Carey Bringle will be heading up an intimate three-course dinner with Morgan McGlone at Harpoon Harry. And of course it wouldn't be Good Food Month without the Night Noodle Market, with the ever popular GF staple returning to Hyde Park once more.

Check out our top picks for the festival here.

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