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Sydney Good Food Month Has Announced Its 2020 Program and the Return of the Night Noodle Markets

With a multi-course pasta party and a live rendition of 'The Good Weekend Quiz'.
By Samantha Teague
September 16, 2020
By Samantha Teague
September 16, 2020

Every October, Sydney's world-class food scene is front and centre for Good Food Month. Taking over restaurants across the city, the annual food festival sees pop-up restaurants and dinners from some of the world's best chefs, as well as pasta parties, oysters aplenty and the return of the Night Noodle Markets.

Despite the global pandemic, the 22nd edition of the celebration is going ahead in 2020, too, but, this time, the focus is a little more local, with some of the best Australian chefs in the spotlight.

For one night, Elizabeth Hewson, of the soon-to-be released cookbook Saturday Night Pasta, will host a multi-course pasta feast in the grand surrounds of Eleven Bridge on Saturday, October 24. While you down bowls of carbs — paired with matched wine and beer — your ears will be treated to a playlist of soothing jazz featuring the likes of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

Icebergs Dining Room

The Italian theme continues with a one-off dinner at Icebergs Dining Room, which will see you (or at least your tastebuds) transported to the southern Italian coastal city of Naples. Expect lots of seafood, too, at a Hook, Wine & Drinker dinner, promising premium oysters, chardonnay aplenty and laughs courtesy of the three hosts: chef Neil Perry and seafood experts Stephen Hodges and John Susman.

Loyal fans of The Good Weekend Quiz should prepare for the first-ever live rendition of the weekend ritual, which will, of course, be food and drink-themed. Round up your smartest mates for this, folks.

And of course, Good Food Month's ever-popular Night Noodle Markets are back for another season. But, as announced last year, they will no longer be held at Hyde Park. Details are scarce for now, but we've been told they'll be "as you've never seen them before". We'll keep you updated on what exactly that means.

An extended program of events in regional NSW and at smaller venues, dubbed Friends of Good Food Month, is set to be announced in the upcoming weeks, too.

Tickets for Sydney Good Food Month go on sale at 9am on Thursday, September 17.

Top image: Night Noodle Markets by Leticia Almeida

Published on September 16, 2020 by Samantha Teague

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