October is synonymous with several things:
Spring allergies, the first of the warm weather and of course, Good Food. The latter is of most interest as Good Food Month means a landslide of food experiences, events, happenings, dinners, lunches and parties all across this beautiful city of ours. International celebrity chefs like Yottam Ortolenghi and David Thompson will be visiting our shores and local heroes will be out in force doing what they love best: feeding people.
Here are three things you should check out this month, and for the rest, head to sydney.goodfoodmonth.com.
Love pinot noir? How about ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY (muhahaha) pinots? That's right folks, lovers of this noble grape can steep themselves in its delicate, tannic beauty, and maybe discover a few new things they didn't know about the varietal. Bottle Shop Concept's insane and fantastic Dan Sims will be on hand, along with many knowledgable wine makers, writers and general booze hounds, so you ought to learn a thing or two about it.
Where: Carriageworks, Redfern
When: Monday October 6, 1pm - 6pm
Cost: $60 gets you over 150 pinot noirs for tasting
A Big Fat Syrian BBQ
The beautiful sisters behind Darlinghurst's Almond Bar bring insanely delicious Syrian cuisine to the masses this October with a BBQ to rival the best of them. If you're not part of a big ethnic family, here's your chance to feel like you are. There will be music, there will be hoards of smiling people and there will be more food than you can imagine, because if it's one thing ethnic families know how to do, it's to over cater to extreme abundance.
Where: Almond Bar 279 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
When: October 19, Midday - 2pm
Proving that all the action doesn't just happen in the centre of Sydney, Parramatta's lane ways will turn into a warren of vintage stalls, food markets featuring bakers, cooks, chefs, cocktail bartenders, craft beer purveyors and a heap more, from October 7 - 10. Best of all, it's FREE!
Where: Parramatta's CBD
When: October 7-10, from 5pm - 10pm
More info, click here.