Sunday, 14 October 2007

sydney good food month: week II

This week has seen a pick up in GFM activity.

Kat from Coffee Habits spent a lazy afternoon at Quadrant, her first Let’s Do Lunch pick since they offered diners four options from beef, duck, fish or vegetarian. Kat went with the Grainfed Beef Tenderloin w Jerusalem Artichoke & Truffle Ravioli, Sautéed Spinach and Red Wine Sauce while her friend tried the Crispy Skin Duck Breast w Duck Parfait, Sautéed Witlof & Pink Lady Apples. Afterwards they indulged in a sticky chocolate and strawberry dessert that looked great.

Ugenie from Itadakimasu was very diligent and got through three GFM activities in one day! First a trip to the Night Noodle Markets to indulge in rice balls, sweet potato kusabi, Dutch pancakes and fig ice cream. Next on the list was Essential Ingredient’s chocolate workshop with Lindt’s chocolatier Thomas Schnetzler where it was hands on making three types of truffles and almond crunch. Lastly the night was finished off with the Westin’s intriguing Sugar Hit of “Seasonal Berries in Aloe Vera Jelly w Citrus Curd & Pineapple Mousse”.

Eva from Sweet Sins used Good Food Month as inspiration to visit the Pyrmont Grower’s Markets for the very first time (don’t worry Eva, I can’t get up that early either). Her photos capture the summer weather and colourful flowers, as well as the delicious food on sale.

This week I experienced a divine Let’s Do Lunch at Glass Wine Bar where their Confit of Cornfed Chicken, Parsnip Purée, Date, Pickled Orange & Almonds had me swooning for more.

I also took in some sugar at the InterContinental and tried their sample plate of high tea treats including a Cappuccino Sponge Cup, Muesli Slice and dark Praline Stick.

Coming up in the next week . . .

Events & dinners

Mon, 15 Oct
est., French-Japanese
Artigianale, Italian Artisan Products
the(sydney) magazine Food Hall of Fame Dinner
Coast and Janni Kyritsis, under the Greek influence, a night for StreetSmart

Tue, 16 Oct
Best of Beer, Restaurant Balzac
Bilson's Restaurant, Cuisine NOW
Otto Ristorante, Cuisine from the Czech Republic
Il Piave, Vanessa Martin's Northern Italian heritage
Becassė, The 100 Mile Dinner
Caveau, Childhood favourites … all grown up
Buzo Restaurant, La cucina futurista
Bistrode dinner

Wed, 17 Oct
Chocolate Charms & Teatime Treats
Best of Wine, Il Piave
Malt Shovel Brewery Tours

Thu, 18 Oct
Sydney Market Tours

Sat, 20 Oct
Chocolate Charms & Teatime Treats
The Victoria Room Sparkling High Tea
Malt Shovel Brewery Tours

Sun, 21 Oct
How to entertain royalty - the perfect afternoon tea
Danks Street Festival

Over the weekend
Flavours of the Hawkesbury
Loft High Tea Lounge
Festival of the Olive
What's in season now
Australian Beer Festival
The Garden Lunch


Mon, 15th

Cocktails, The Loft
Cocktails, Gazebo Wine Garden
Cocktails, The Cargo Lounge

Tue, 16th
Goan Fish

Wed, 17th
Pizza and biscuits
Chocolate - Lindt Chocolate Café
Chocolate Charms & Teatime Treats
Chocolate Making - chocolate basket

Thu, 18th
Italian I

Sat, 20th
Sorbet and Chocolate
Pizzas, Cookies and Sausage Rolls

Sun, 21st
Nashta Indian

For details check out the Good Food Month website.

I’m looking forward to hearing what everyone gets up to next week.

Fork image from the SMH GFM website.



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  2. thanks for the round-up anna. so much gfm food perving to catch up on :)

  3. Great variety this year. I'm going to have to catch up with the Sugar Hits!

  4. Great round-up - keep 'em coming food bloggers!


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