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World-renowned chefs head to our sunburnt shores for Australia’s largest food festival.

World-renowned chefs head to our sunburnt shores for Australia’s largest food festival.

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month, presented by Citi, begins 1 October. Among the list of culinary superstars, Australia’s largest food festival will be graced by UK-based superstar, Yotam Ottolenghi and David Thompson, the Thai food expert behind nahm in Bangkok, currently number one in Asia.


Pictured: Yotam Ottolenghi. Image Source: The Standard.

“Citi is delighted to once again be the presenting partner of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month, which is a standout event on Australia’s culinary calendar,” Citi’s Managing Director of Marketing, Digital Banking and Customer Experience, Linda Duncombe said.
Ottolenghi will appear at a series of sell-out lunches, dinners and talks while Thompson heads an extraordinary line-up of local chefs at the inaugural Asia Town street food festival (Sunday, 19 October). These include Dan Hong (Mr Wong), Luke Nguyen (Red Lantern/Fat Noodle) and Neil Perry (Spice Temple) and chefs from hot new eateries such as Cho Cho San in Potts Point and Melbourne’s Kong.
Festival Director Joanna Savill says food fanatics should expect a jam-packed opening week for Good Food Month, which includes a sparkling spring barbecue at the monthly The Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Market at Pyrmont, on Saturday, 4 October. Wielding the tongs will be Good Food chefs Adam Liaw (Destination Flavour) and Frank Camorra (MoVida) alongside some of the state’s finest food producers.


Pictured: the delectable noodle markets.

Also on the opening weekend, 16 up-and-coming chefs from five countries get together for Omnivore: a series of masterclasses and Amazing Dinners in collaboration with some of Sydney’s hottest dining venues and chefs including Bar H, 4Fourteen and Pinbone.

“Good Food Month is a great opportunity to host some of the most exciting and interesting culinary talents from around the world,” Savill said.
“But it’s also about showing off the incredible food scene in Sydney and regional New South Wales, and the amazing chefs and producers we have right here on our doorstep.”

The launch weekend is only a taste of what’s to come.
More than one million festival-goers are expected to take part in this year’s Good Food Month with 31 days of exciting, one-off culinary experiences across Greater Sydney and regional New South Wales. These include the famous Night Noodle Markets – the Asian-inspired hawker market that will pop up once again in Hyde Park, this year for 17 nights including Sundays (10-26 October).
Newcomers to the restaurant stall line-up include Harajuku Gyoza, China Republic and Melbourne’s Wonderbao, as well as regular hits Din Tai Fung, Mamak, Longrain and Gelato Messina. New lighting installations and lively bar areas, music and special seating zones will create added excitement to this all-time favourite event.

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