Sunday 7 October 2007

sydney good food month: week I

Sydney’s Good Food Month of October kicked off this week.

Although the festivities have begun, Sydney food bloggers have been a little quiet and there were only three entries for the first of the weekly round ups. This may also have been due to the fact that I published the wrong email address for people to submit their links to. Sorry folks.

Helen from Grab Your Fork indulged in her first Sugar Hit of the year at the InterContinental. The dessert platter included a Caramel Walnut Cognac Slice, Passionfruit & Strawberry Gelee and a Triple Chocolate Hennessey Pyramid. Check out her great photos for a peak at what to expect.

Another Sugar Hit came from Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella. She tried the Sheraton on the Park's trio of Basil Scented Baked Alaska, Rosé Wine Poached Pear and Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée. The photos of the chocolate ice cream stuffed Baked Alaska look great.

There must be a tasting plate theme this year because my Let’s Do Lunch experience at Essence included a variety of savoury morsels: Baked Cauliflower Custard; Pressed Braised Pork Cheek w Apple Chutney; Dory Fillet w Confit Cherry Tomato & Aubergine Caviar and a Thai Duck Salad w Seared Scallop.

I’m sure we’ll see a lot more action in Week II because most of the main attractions are starting tomorrow.

Coming up next week:

Night Noodle Markets: the weekday food markets kick off and kitchen tents will be erected in Hyde Park for your dining pleasure.
Shoot the Chef!: as you gobble down your dinner at the Night Noodle Markets don’t forget to peruse the professional and amateur photos and vote for your favourite to win return airfares to Hong Kong.
Bush Tucker: artwork from indigenous desert communities.

Special Lunches & Dinners
Hats Off:
special once-off dinners at Aria, Forty One, Bentley, Billy Kwong, Bécasse and Restaurant Sojourn.
SMH & Dymocks Literary Lunch: Margaret Fulton and a bevy of Sydney chefs discuss the benefits of locally sourced and organic foods.
Good Living 25th Anniversary Dinner: five courses progressing through the popular cuisine of the last 25 years.

pizza, brownies, Goan fish, arancini, regional food of Emilia-Romagna (Italy), traditional Greek dishes.
Appreciation: oysters, wine, beer, chocolate.

I hope some bloggers will be at these events to share the experience and of course there are always the ongoing options of Let’s Do Lunch, Sugar Hit and Cocktail of the Month.

If you want to include your week's fun in the GFM Week II round-up, click here to learn how.

Fork image from the SMH GFM website.


1 comment:

  1. lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read


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