Sunday, 21 October 2007

sydney good food month: week III

Here’s the Good Food Month recap for Week III!

Eva from Sweet Sins used the InterContinental’s High Tea sample plate as an excuse for a catch up with another food blogger. Her photo provides a perfect glimpse of what to expect.

Kat from Coffee Habits ventured out for a Let’s Do Lunch at Zilver. This included their signature Peking duck and a choice between Singapore style stir fried king prawns; wok seared diced beef fillet with wasabi; red braised melting pork; braised seasonal vegetables wrapped in lotus leaf or BBQ tasting platter with barbecued pork, roast duck, soy-sauce chicken, jelly fish salad and Japanese seaweed.

Kat also managed a Sugar Hit at the One on 1 Brasserie at the Radisson Hotel. Here they serve Heavenly Morsels: roasted macadamia nut and quandong crème brûlée, mixed berry crêpe stack and 5 spice pannacotta with palm glaze.

Helen from Grab Your Fork was busy with two Sugar Hits in one night (in between two dinners)! First was the Sofitel Wentworth’s exquisite Lenôtre Opéra cake: chocolate pastry with layers of almond biscuit, decadent chocolate ganache with coffee butter cream and topped with gold leaf.

Next was the Westin Hotel’s intriguing seasonal berries in aloe vera jelly with citrus curd and pineapple mousse. This first took my fancy when Ugenie wrote about it last week. Helen and her dining pals gave it the thumbs up so I think I’ll have to try it before October ends.

Last but not least, I switched to drinking this week and tried three Cocktails of the Month: the blood orange Red October from Café Sydney, a nashi Harujuku Martini from Hemmesphere and a bungled attempt to taste the tropical Paradis Ce Soir from Industrie.

Next week is the last full week of activities, as Good Food Month comes to an end.

Keep your energy and appetites for:

Events & dinners

Mon, 22 October
Best of Beer - The Wharf Restaurant
Young Chefs Dinner
Lets Talk Italy - Il Mare

Tue, 23 October
Bilson's Restaurant - Cuisine NOW
Pello Restaurant - Celebrating Mildura at Pello
Young Chefs Dinner
Bathers' Pavilion (The) - Serge's tribute to Len Evans
Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay (The) - Suppliers Dinner
Quay Restaurant - Seven Tastes from the Sea
Astral - Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Becasse - The 100 Mile Dinner
Buon Ricordo - A trip back to the 1960’s (Sold Out)
Restaurant Balzac - Beak to Claw
Restaurant Atelier - Southern Highlands Berkshire Black Pig

Wed, 24 October
Freestyle Cocktail Session
Best of Wine - China Doll
Malt Shovel Brewery Tours
Artereal Gallery

Thu, 25 October
Sydney Market Tours (Sold Out)
Foodie Forum: Is your greengrocer your best friend?

Sat, 27 October
Sydney Food and Wine Fair
Malt Shovel Brewery Tours

Over the weekend
A Capital Idea
The Garden Lunch
What's in season now
Loft High Tea Lounge
Artereal Gallery


Mon, 22 October
Cocktails - The Loft
Cocktails - The Cargo Lounge
Cocktails - Gazebo Wine Garden
Artigianale - Italian Artisan Products

Tue, 23 October
Goan - Fish
Ice Cream

Wed, 24 October
Freestyle Cocktail Session
Pizza and biscuits (Sold Out)
Chocolate - Lindt Chocolate Café
Chocolate Charms & Teatime Treats
Chocolate Making - Truffles (Sold Out)
Dum Ki Biryani

Thu, 25 October
Italian I (Sold Out)
Artigianale - Italian Artisan Products

Sat, 27 October
Chocolate Charms & Teatime Treats
Lamb Preparation
Eggs and Herbs
Pizzas, Cookies and Sausage Rolls (Sold Out)
Belvedere Bar School

Sun, 28 October
Indian - Ayurveda (Sold Out)

Fork image from the SMH GFM website.


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