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Sydney Good Food Month 2022

The month-long food festival returns with nearly 50 one-off feasts, masterclasses and pop-up events.
By Ben Hansen
January 01, 2022
By Ben Hansen
January 01, 2022

Sydney Good Food Month, the city's always jam-packed month filled with one-off and limited-time food and drink events, is returning for a special summer edition in January. Usually held in October, the annual culinary festival puts Sydney's world-class food scene front and centre, taking over restaurants around town, hosting food pop-ups and serving up dinners from some of the world's best chefs.

While lockdowns prevented Sydney Good Food Month from running in its usual October slot in 2021, the festival is back for its 23rd year throughout January. Top of the bill for the 2022 edition includes a First Nations takeover of Rockpool Bar & Grill; a pastry-heavy vegan brunch at Alibi Bar & Kitchen; a pop-up from Brisbane chef Alanna Sapwell at Ezra; and a night of regional Italian cuisine at a'Mare from Guy Grossi, Alessandro Paconi (Ormeggio at The Spit), Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater) and Jacqui Challinor (Nomad).

Those looking for something less on the fine-dining side of things can head to Butter and Rising Sun Workshop's 'Ain't nuthin but a Chicken' party — or there's also An Evening in Morocco, which will see Nomad and Golden Age Cinema come together to present a feast of Moroccan dishes and a screening of Casablanca; and a falafel masterclass and Middle Eastern dinner at Above Par.

Loyal fans of The Good Weekend Quiz can rejoice, as the live iteration of the weekend ritual is returning. The quiz will be hosted at Rockpool and will, of course, be food and drink-themed. Round up your smartest mates for this, folks.

Across the month, close to 50 events, deals and classes will pop up across Sydney, and also in regional New South Wales. Outside of the capital, you'll find wine tastings, long lunches and farm-to-table feats. Head to Pipit on the north NSW coast for a duck salumi masterclass, too, or to Newcastle's Subo for a celebration of the area's local producers.

The Night Noodle Markets, which generally run as part of Good Food Month, aren't returning during 2022's festival; however, they will be back as a standalone event sometime later in the year.

Suddenly and unsurprisingly hungry? You can find the full 2022 program at the Good Food Month website.

Top image: Ezra by Cassandra Hannagan

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