Temptation for your taste buds

With its third rendition, Newcastle Food Month is well on its way to becomingNew South Wales’ most beloved food festival.

The month-long culinary celebrations will kick off with the festival’s signature event, on 1 April. At Le Dîner en Blanc, a posh pop-up picnic that originated in Paris all the way back in 1988, more than 1500 guests will don their all-white attire for an evening in a secret location with live music, world class catering, local wines and, of course, the requisite amount of champagne.

Organisers Louise and Gus Maher said, “Over the past two years, we have enticed thousands of Novocastrians to dine out in one of our fabulous restaurants. This year’s event will be even bigger and better.

More than 40 stand-alone feature events include delectable degustations, jazz at Foghorn Brewery, tastings of signature gins, limoncello and absinthe at Earp’s Distillery, and a Good Friday Seafood Feast. Join a lunch party with a Hunter Valley winemaker, witness a battle of local brewers, or sample Eastern European cuisine at a Polish dinner.

But why not enjoy great food every single day? For this year’s Plate Date, more than 45 restaurants will be serving up a special dish plus a beverage for just $25. So head out for brekkie or brunch, for lunch or dinner there’s never been more tasty reasons to check out what our local cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs have to offer.

2023 Newcastle food Month
The festival runs from 1 – 30 April, starting with Le Dîner en Blanc at a mystery location.
To secure your ticket go to register.dinerenblanc.com/newcastle

For information on feature events, Plate Dates and for a digital brochure go to newcastlefoodmonth.com.au.

Printed brochures are available at Newcastle Visitor Information Centre, and at City of Newcastle. If you are a subscriber to Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine, a copy has been included with this edition.

Read more about Newcastle Food Month in the Autumn Edition of Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine or subscribe here.