Western Sydney represents with great food events all month

Get amongst the food festivities across Western Sydney during October’s Good Food Month, from awards and tours – to barbecues and lane ways, there’s so much to see and do this October.
Events are in date order, with those on throughout October, at the end of the page…

DAMPER & BUTTER AT ELIZABETH FARM | ROSEHILL
Come to Australia’s oldest farmstead and learn to bake damper and churn butter in the original colonial kitchen. Ages 8–12.
WHERE: 70 Alice St, Rosehill
COST: $25 per child
WHEN: Oct 2; 11.30am–1.30pm
BOOKINGS: 1300 448 849

Kids day out at Rosehill for Good Food Month

RECIPE BOOK – PHOTOGRAPHY TO DESIGN AT PARRAMATTA ARTISTS STUDIO |PARRAMATTA
Photograph and preserve your food story in a self-published recipe book with Fairfax photographer Edwina Pickles, Good Weekend Art Director Tara Axford and Libby Jeffrey of Momento. After a hands-on photography session, share your food story over lunch at Sabu, then learn the fundamentals of design and page layout to create your own book.
WHERE: Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta
COST: $179
WHEN: Oct 2; 10am–4pm
BOOKINGS: clique@fairfaxmedia.com.au

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD | BANKSTOWN
Banh cuon is an authentic north Vietnamese dish of rice-flour rolls. The delicate rice sheet is made by steaming a lightly fermented rice batter over boiling water until set, and finished with your choice of fillings: mince, dried shrimp, vegan, grilled or plain. Street food at its best.
WHERE: Banh Cuon Kim Thanh Shop 7, 313 Chapel South, Bankstown
WHEN: Oct 4; 8am–6pm
BOOKINGS: 02 9708 6661Beef Noodle Soup

A TASTE OF ASIA | CABRAMATTA
Visit Cabramatta and let your tastebuds loose on the most authentic, fresh and unique Asian flavours in Sydney. Try new dishes, go on restaurant tours and enjoy great music in the outdoor dining precinct.
WHERE: Freedom Plaza, Park Rd, Cabramatta
COST: Free entry
WHEN: Oct 6, 10–11; 2pm–6pm

AT PARRAMATTA LANES | PARRAMATTA
Parramatta’s hidden lanes are transformed into playgrounds for the curious and hungry. Take a walk down the hidden lanes of Parramatta and discover craft-beer gardens, dumpling bars, vintage markets and walk through installations as chefs, bakers, cocktail-makers, baristas, artists and performers take over for four nights in October.
WHERE: Parramatta CBD, Parramatta
COST: Free (meals under $15)
WHEN: Oct 6-9; 5pm-10pm
INQUIRIES parramattalanes.com.au parramattalanes.com.au

food festival

POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE | CASULA
Celebrate the vibrant cultures from all continents through their specialty desserts and sweets, from Chilean and Dutch to Ethiopian and Vietnamese at Sweet As.
WHERE: 1 Powerhouse Rd (entry via Shepherd Street), Casula
COST: Free entry; sweets from $2
WHEN: Oct 10; 10am–3pmAppearing at Parklands Food Fest

PARKLANDS FOOD FEST | ABBOTSBURY
Get your hands dirty in this sensory and interactive fresh-food experience. Join in workshops and learn how to make pasta, create an organic kitchen garden and make cheese. Stalls are on hand selling fresh farm produce and tasty dishes.
WHERE: Cnr Cowpasture Road and The Horsley Drive, Abbotsbury
WHEN: Oct 10; 12 noon to 6 pm

EARN YOUR TUCKER AT ROUSE HILL HOUSE & FARM | ROUSE HILL
Visit historic Rouse Hill House and Farm this spring to feed the chickens, collect eggs, grind corn and churn butter. Learn what goes on in the farm buildings and around the grounds. Ages 5+.
WHERE: 356 Annangrove Rd, Rouse Hill
COST: $17 per child
WHEN: Oct 11; 11am–1pm
BOOKINGS: 1300 448 849

ILLUMINATION MYSTERY: TASTE OF PENRITH DINING | PENRITH
Wear black and meet at Pop Up Park for a seven-course progressive dinner with matched wines from seven local restaurants/ cafes: Akira, Skiptons, The Depot, Trevi, Hogs Breath Cafe, Belle Saveur Pastisserie and Tattersalls Hotel.
WHERE: Penrith Park, High St, Penrith
COST: $80; includes a cocktail on arrival and matched wines
WHEN: Oct 16; 6.45pm–12.15am
INQUIRIES: 02 4722 5556

pork belly with roasted potatoes, wilted baby spinach and apple compote

ELIZABETH FARM |ROSEHILL
Welcome spring bounty at historic Elizabeth Farm near Parramatta. For one day only, browse, sip, sample and shop from Sydney’s finest artisan producers, who are all inspired by colonial-era recipes and foodways.
WHERE: 70 Alice St, Rosehill
COST: Free entry
WHEN: Oct 18; 10am–3pm
INQUIRIES: bookings@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

SYDNEY ROYAL FINE FOOD AWARDS | OLYMPIC PARK
Taste the best Australia has to offer from the 2015 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. Meet medal-winning producers of aquaculture, beef, lamb, olive oil, coffee, baking and regional foods. Chat to producers and show judges to learn about provenance and what it takes to win a coveted Sydney Royal medal. Includes entry to the awards ceremony.
WHERE: Sydney Royal Stables, Sydney Showground, Olympic Park
COST: $60; $50 RAS members
WHEN: Oct 22; 6pm–9pm
BOOKINGS: 02 9704 1351 with unique asian spiced BBQ sauce

BARBECUE BIENNALE,  AT THE POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE | CASULA 
Celebrate Casula Powerhouse’s 21st birthday with – what else? – a barbecue feast that brings together cuisines from around the world, in a delicious feast for the senses.
WHERE: 1 Powerhouse Rd, (entry via Shepherd St), Casula
COST: Free entry; food from $10
WHEN: Oct 24; 11am–4pm

THE 15-MILE DINNER | CAMPBELLTOWN 
To highlight premium local produce, the Catholic Club chefs have sourced ingredients from within a 15-mile radius to create a unique degustation of the best Macarthur has to off er in meat, poultry, fruit, seafood and wine.
WHERE: 20–22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown
COST: $125; includes matched craft beer and wine
WHEN: Oct 24; 7pm–11pm
BOOKINGS: 02 4625 0000

COLONIAL TO MONSOON FOOD TOUR | FAIRFIELD / SMITHFIELD
A special tour that begins at the Fairfield City Museum for damper and billy tea, then to the Lao Temple and Mosque for traditional morsels, and goes back in time for a guided tour of historic Horsley Homestead for a colonial roast buffet lunch and local wine tasting.
WHERE: Fairfield Museum & Horsley Homestead, Cnr Oxford St & The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
COST: $35; includes wine
WHEN: Oct 25; 9.30am–3pm
BOOKINGS: 02 9609 3993

The Coconut Braised Beef Cheeks in a Massaman Curry Sauce with Steamed Rice and Coriander

HIGH TEA AT ADORA HANDMADE CHOCOLATES | PARRAMATTA
Is there a better place to while away the afternoon than in a chocolate store? Decide what to take home as you enjoy a Belgian hot chocolate, tea or coffee with a high-tea selection of savouries, cakes, biscuits and handmade chocolates.
WHERE: 2B/103 George St, Parramatta
COST: $20; includes tea, coffee or hot chocolate
WHEN: Oct 1–3, 5–10, 12–17, 19–24, 26–31; 8am–3pm
BOOKINGS: 02 9635 7737 Chocolate Lips

MOLTEN CHOCOLATE AT STEEDS CLUB GRILL & BAR | ROSEHILL
Whether you’re celebrating or just after a little something to finish a meal, the molten chocolate with dark French chocolate, vanilla-bean ice-cream and hazelnut praline delivers.
WHERE: Rydges Parramatta, 116–118 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill
COST: $20; half price with main meal
WHEN: Oct 1–2, 5–9, 12–16, 19–23, 26–30; 6pm–10pm
BOOKINGS: 02 8863 7676

COURTNEY’S BRASSERIE | PARRAMATTA
Warm salad of sous vide king prawn-filled calamari and 12-hour braised beef cheek tortellini, broad beans, asparagus and peas
Let’s Do Lunch Includes coffee/tea, a glass of Yalumba Wine, Coopers Beer or a Thatchers Cider. $38
WHERE: Courtney’s Brasserie 30 Charles Street, Parramatta 
WHEN:
Throughout October
BOOKINGS:
02 9635 3288

Calamari, King Prawns, Olive Mayo, Confit Cherry Tomatoes & Shaved Cucumber Salad

SIGNATURE DISHES | CABRAMATTA, CANLEY VALE & CANLEY HEIGHTS
Discover the vibrant cuisines of Southeast Asia as participating restaurants in Cabramatta, Canley Vale and Canley Heights share their diverse signature dishes, including dumplings, pho, chilli mud crab and crisp chicken with
egg noodles.
WHERE: Cabramatta, Canley Vale & Canley Heights
COST: Various
WHEN Throughout October; 9am–11.30pm
INQUIRIES: 02 9724 7811