Good Food Month - October 2007

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Not only is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month but its also one of the most exciting months for the Foodies of Sydney, its Good Food Month! Some of the more interesting events from the SMH website:

Sugar Hit

Every night during Good Food Month, the following hotels offer a dessert plate and glass of Brown Brothers dessert wine or Hennessy Cognac.

(my favourite event!)

Good Living 25th Anniversary Dinner (Sold Out)

Currently SOLD OUT. Each of the five courses will celebrate 5 years in Good Living life. Ingredients & dishes that were popular at the time. The Menu will be matched with Brown Brothers wines.

Cost: $140 Including Wine

How to entertain royalty - the perfect afternoon tea

If you dream of treating your guests as if they were the royal family, or perhaps you dream of the royal treatment. This is your chance to learn how to prepare the perfect cupcake, the perfect table setting and the perfect brew.

An afternoon to help you, dear host, make the perfect afternoon tea. Presented by celebrity food host and critic Joanna Savill. In conjunction with the exhibition Diana, a celebration.

Cost: Free with museum entry

Location:

Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris Street, Pyrmont

Event dates:

Sunday, 21 October 11am - 2pm

Sydney Food and Wine Fair

More than 100 gourmet food stalls from Sydney's leading restaurants, cafes and winemakers sell the finest produce and freshest fare to raise funds for the AIDS Trust of Australia. Live entertainment will keep your day kicking on into the evening.

Cost: Food and drink vouchers $2.50-$10, free entry.

Location:

Hyde Park North

Sydney

Event dates:

Saturday, 27 October Food stalls 12-2pm, entertainment until 5pm

What's in season now

Sydney's heritage quarter, The Rocks, is home to some of the city's finest dining. With more than 40 restaurants, 12 pubs and 10 bars, there's a gastronomic experience around every corner. Join four of The Rocks’ leading chefs as they share their culinary know-how at free cooking demonstrations in The Rocks Square. Pony Lounge and Dining's Damian Heads, Ty Bellinghamd from Sailors Thai and Altitude Restaurant's Michael Kean and Paul Doyle will show you how to prepare dishes using fresh seasonal produce and offer tips on the latest cooking techniques.

Cost: Free

Location:

The Rocks Square

Playfair Street, The Rocks, Sydney

Event dates:

Saturday, 20 October 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Sunday, 21 October 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Saturday, 27 October 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Sunday, 28 October 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

High Tea

InterContinental Sydney

A glimpse into the magnificent High Tea of InterContinental Sydney. Menu: A tasting plate of Praline Stick, Cappuccino sponge in a chocolate mug and Muesli Slice with choice of loose leaf tea or Espresso.

Cost: $15 (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm)

Location:

InterContinental Sydney

117 Macquarie Street, Sydney

9240 1369

Lobby Bar & Lounge

Citrus Fruit Themed High Tea Served With a Glass of Moet and Chandon Brut Champagne. Chocolate dipped strawberries, Flourless Orange & Almond Cake, Lemon Lamingtons, Blueberry & Grapefruit Jelly, Kalamansi Lime & Passion Fruit, Meringue tartlets with a savoury selection.

Cost: $54 (2.30 - 4.30pm)

Location:

The Westin Sydney

1 Martin Place, Sydney

8223 1111

Event dates: This event is on every day throughout October

Loft High Tea Lounge

The perfect harbourside setting for a celebratory occasion or a relaxed get together with friends. Indulge in a seasonal assortment of savoury canapés and tantalisingly sweet petit-fours served on a tradional three tiered platter. Enjoy High Tea with a twist with tea infused tea pot cocktails or a glass of Zibibbo Rosa sparkling.

Cost: $45

Location:

The Loft

3 Lime St, King St Wharf, Sydney

9299 4770

Event dates:

All October weekends 12 - 3pm

The Victoria Room Brown Brothers Sparkling High Tea

Ladies of all ages can enjoy a revived British tradition and one of the finer girly things in life - a sparkling High Tea at The Victoria Room in Darlinghurst.

Sip Brown Brothers' recently released sparkling wine, Zibibbo Rosa, whilst experiencing High Tea at its best complete with Opera Australia and jazz performers.

The Victoria Room is an ultra smooth dining establishment located in Sydney's Darlinghurst. Richly decorated with ornate furniture, this opulent restaurant and award-winning cocktail bar exudes bon-vivant chic. At The Victoria Room guests love lounging in the plush sofas and deep armchairs over dinner, drinks or, on the weekends, High Tea!

www.thevictoriaroom.com

Cost: $45

Location:

The Victoria Room

Level 1, 235 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

9357 4488

Event dates:

Saturday, 20 October 1pm and 3.30pm

Sunday, 21 October 1pm and 3.30pm

For an exhausting list of the weeks events see here