Marco Pierre White is coming to Canberra

Posted 22 Jan 2018

Story by Her Canberra

Canberra Good Food Month, presented by Citi, has announced a talent-filled programme for March 2018.

International and home-grown chefs, esteemed restaurants and flavour-packed collaborations will ignite the nation’s capital and invite locals to reimagine Canberra’s thriving food scene over 31 inspiring days.

Venessa Cowell, Director of Food Events, Fairfax Media said: “With hotly-tipped talent, beloved institutions, emerging hotspots and enviable local produce, Canberra’s dining scene is growing rapidly and the capital is standing proudly as a leading food destination in Australia. The 2018 Good Food Month will celebrate the culinary inspiration that fuels the capital, shining a light on the talent that paved the way and those that are shaping its future”.

Good Food Month officially kicks off on 2 March with the launch of Enlighten Night Noodle Markets at Reconciliation Place. The sizzling nights of Canberra’s most unique food and light festival will be packed with signature dishes and innovative tastes from Canberra’s own What The Pho, Grill’d & Spice, Kusina and KorBQ who will be joined by Night Noodle Market veterans Hoy Pinoy, Twistto, Shallot Thai, Donburi Station amongst many more. To make things quick and easy, the markets are also cash-free so guests can spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the night.

Good Food Month will bring together international culinary greats and home-grown talent for a series of inspiring events. Marco Pierre White will join forces with Ben Willis of the two-hatted restaurant Aubergine, for a very special evening at the National Portrait Gallery on 11 March. The Canberra native will recreate some of his favourite Marco recipes, as both chefs introduce each course and discuss the inspiration behind the menu. Willis will also lend his expertise to the latest alumni of talented chefs for Good Food Month’s Young Chefs Lunch presented by Citi on 4 March.

Three of Canberra’s leading Italian chefs will go head to head in the ultimate pasta-battle, an indulgent feast with matched wine, on 3 March (further details to be announced soon) while James Viles of award-winning Biota Dining will lead the charge at The Beautiful Dinner, a stunning shared three-course feast presented by James Squire at The Social Club on 9 March.

Citi Australia celebrates its tenth year as presenting partner of the Good Food Month programme. In 2018, Citi is working with some of Canberra’s best restaurants for Friends of Good Food Month, an exciting new event series where leading restaurants are invited to curate and host their unique experiences to best showcase their culinary excellence.

“Citi is proud to support the thriving Australian food, wine and restaurant industry and Good Food Month in Canberra is truly a highlight of the culinary calendar. To ensure our customers don’t miss out on the fantastic events, we have reserved a number of tickets to the main events, including a special presale to An Evening with Marco Pierre White, says Tanya Smith, Chief Customer Officer at Citi.

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