The Star Sydney is an official event partner of Australia’s largest food festival, The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month, which kicked off this week, showcasing the best dining experiences Sydney has to offer.
To celebrate the month-long dining extravaganza which is happening throughout October, The Star’s signature dining and casual food outlets have created a series of mouth-watering food and beverage events.
The Star’s world-renowned chefs – momofuku’s David Chang, Balla’s Stefano Manfredi, Sokyo’s Chase Kojima, BLACK by ezard’s Teage Ezard and Fat Noodle’s Luke Nguyen are set to deliver world-class taste sensations conveniently housed under the one roof.
Andy North, General Manager of Food & Beverage, The Star said: “Good Food Month will highlight the incredible creativity, quality and innovation of each of The Star’s signature restaurants as they deliver a mix of foodie favourites such as Let’s Do Lunch and Hats Off Dinners along with exciting one-off events including Asia Town, a street food festival with special guest David Thompson and Chase Kojima’s Instant Expert master class.”
“We’re thrilled to be part of the festival again and offer food aficionados and families alike a variety of fun and unique dining experiences across our outstanding venues. The program is jam-packed and there is truly something for everyone to discover.”
A highlight on the Good Food Month calendar is Asia Town, a street food festival with special guest, David Thompson of namh restaurant in Thailand. This one-off, collaborative outdoor festival will be held on Sunday, 19 October from 12pm to 8pm at The Star’s rooftop bar, Sky Terrace, which will be transformed into a bustling street food marketplace, with one of the most spectacular views of the Sydney city skyline.
Thai cuisine expert David Thompson will take Sydney’s foodies taste buds on an Asian adventure with a series of live demonstrations, alongside Sokyo’s Chase Kojima and the team from The Century. Tickets are available for $125 per person, including all tastings, drinks and food demonstration sessions.
Other standout events include:
Hats Off Dinners
Italian lovers and history enthusiasts can enjoy the flavours of ancient times with a decadent four-course dinner presented by Balla. Each dish will represent a period of Roman, Greek, Phoenician and Etruscan history and each course will be accompanied by an equally historical wine variety. There won’t be a tomato in sight at this pre ‘Columbian Exchange’ feast as Balla takes guests back in time for one night only. The Food of Ancient Italy Dinner will be held on Tuesday 21 October from 6:30pm from $95.00 per person. Bookings essential.
Crossing the Atlantic to NYC, Momofuku Seiōbo will be taking a step back in time to bring diners the best of the critically acclaimed Momofuk ssäm bar 2007 especially for Good Food Month. Sample items from the infamous menu include David Chang’s pork belly and hoisin steamed bubs and marinated hanger steak ssäm. The à la cart menu will be available 13-18 October and each guest will receive a Tanqueray gind and tonic upon arrival. No bookings required.
Instant Expert – sushi making with Chase Kojima, Executive Chef of Sokyo
Sushi devotees can take a walk with Sokyo Executive Chef Chase Kojima to the Sydney Fish Markets where he will teach guests how to select the perfect fish, then head back to Sokyo to experience a traditional Omaskase sushi demonstration in his sushi master class. Chase will draw on his traditional Japanese training to present an outstanding menu with a modern twist. Sunday 12 and 26 October from 12pm to 3pm, from $200.00 per person. Bookings essential.
Let’s Do Lunch
Throughout October Balla, BLACK by ezard and Sokyo will each offer diners premium quality, set lunch menus with a matched drink for just $38.00 as part of Good Food Month’s annual favourite, Let’s Do Lunch.
Stefano Manfredi and Head Chef Gabriele Taddeucci’s of Balla have crafted a brilliant two course meal, serving diners a little piece of Italy with Sydney’s best view.
Over at Sokyo, Chase Kojima and his team have designed a simple and traditional one-course Bento box lunch including sushi, salad, skewer, rice and miso for those looking for their lunchtime Japanese fix.
BLACK by ezard’s Teage Ezard and Executive Chef Jed Gerrard will also offer diners a taste of BLACK’s exceptional trademark contemporary menu and grill with a delicious one-course lunch offering of organic corn-fed chicken, black garlic and quinoa risotto. Available at selected dates in October, bookings essential.
The Star’s skilled mixologists will shake it up in style for Good Food Month offering guests exquisite Tanqueray gin-inspired cocktails and a matched bar snack for just $20.00 at Sokyo Lounge, BLACK bar and Cherry who will each offer an outstanding, unique cocktail to be sipped and savoured throughout October. No bookings required.
Let’s Do Dessert
Those who like a late night sweet treat can experience a unique, mouth-watering dessert plus a glass of premium dessert wine while enjoying the seeping harbour views from Teage Ezard’s contemporary and stylish, BLACK bar. Available from Tuesday to Friday throughout October, from 9pm. No bookings required.
Good Dinner Under $30
Good Food Month will see Luke Nguyen and the team at Fat Noodle put a fresh twist on traditional Asian recipes and ingredients offering guests a crafted, two-course menu including a select range of entrée, mains and Jasmine tea for only $30 throughout October. No bookings required.
To experience Sydney’s premium entertaining destination throughout October, book your Good Food Day out at The Star at www.star.com.au/goodfoodmonth, or call 1800 700 700.
The Star is Sydney’s premium entertainment destination. The Star offers award-winning chefs and restaurants, luxury hotel accommodation and serviced apartments, a 16-room day spa, an international designer retail collection as well a world-class casino and international nightclub Marquee. The $100 million Star Event Centre is a state-of-the art multi-use venue and has hosted more than 200 events since opening in January 2013, including The ACCTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, The Premiere of World War Z, charity events for the Starlight Foundation and Thomas Kelly Foundation and international talent such as Ricky Martin, Seal, Garbage, One Republic, Olly Murs, Jessica Mauboy and Alicia Keys.
For more information or enquiries, visit http://www.star.com.au or call 1800 700 700.